Pittsburgh Pirates Betting 🎖️ Best Odds & Tips for 2022 Season

Raise It! The Bucs are back in action during the 2022 season and you can bet on each of their games on the best legal Pennsylvania sportsbooks. On this page, you can find all the details for betting on the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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⚾ Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates are the pride and joy of many in the ‘Burgh, but their recent prowess in the MLB hasn’t given fans much cause to celebrate. Pirates haven’t won the World Series since 1979 (one of the longest championship droughts in the main U.S. sports) and haven’t qualified for the postseason since 2015. This season isn’t looking too bright for the Buccos either, but a gameday at one of the most beautiful parks in the League is sure to cheer up all fans.

Pirates Betting Odds for the Next Game

Below you can find the current odds for the next Pirates game.

Sportsbook Moneyline Run Line Total
BetMGM Cardinals -135
Pirates +110
Cardinals -1.5 +125
Pirates +1.5 -155
O 8 +100
U 8 -120
DraftKings Cardinals -130
Pirates +110
Cardinals -1.5 +130
Pirates +1.5 -150
O 8 -105
U 8 -115
FanDuel Cardinals -132
Pirates +112
Cardinals -1.5 +134
Pirates +1.5 -162
O 7.5 -115
U 7.5 -105
Unibet Cardinals -118
Pirates +102
Cardinals -1.5 +143
Pirates +1.5 -157
O 7.5 -118
U 7.5 -104
Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

Betting on the Pittsburgh Pirates is very easy on all legal Pittsburgh sportsbooks.

⚾ Pittsburgh Pirates Games in October

The regular season is scheduled to end on October 5. Check below the Bucs’ games and the start times.

  • Oct 1: @ Cardinals, L, 13-3
  • Oct 2: @ Cardinals, W, 7-5
  • Oct 3: vs Cardinals, W, 3-2
  • Oct 4: vs Cardinals, L, 8-7
  • Oct 5: vs Cardinals, W, 5-3

⚾ Season’s Stats

It’s been yet another rough season for the Pirates, as they stumbled out of the gate in April and lost a bunch of match-ups. Since then, the pace has picked up a notch. With injuries to some veteran players, the Bucs have been bringing up some new talent on consistently.

Season Record 62-100
Team Batting Average .220
Best Hitter Bryan Reynolds
Most Home Runs Bryan Reynolds
Team Runs 591
Best Pitcher Mitch Keller
Team Earned Run Average 4.72


The fifth spot of the pitchers’ starting rotation is still up in the air, as the fifth spot has been bounced through the bullpen. Although the pitching work this season hasn’t been great, the future might be rosy in the ‘Burgh if some of the prospects get to show off their talents.


Hitting has not been excellent this year, as the Pirates are at the bottom of the League for both batting average and OPS. However, with the rookies gaining more confidence as they get more majors outings under their belts, the Pirates future is starting to look brighter.

⚾ How to Bet on the Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates, and the MLB in general, offer plenty of betting opportunities for all fans. If you are not sure how to get started, below are short explanations on all the main bet types which you can bet on in-game and pre-game. Unfortunately, no betting is allowed on the Pierogi Race.

  • Moneyline: Moneyline bets are for the winner of the game. So if you think the Pirates are going to win, but you don’t want to speculate on the result, you can place a moneyline wager.
  • Runline/Spread: Runlines are bets on the winner (by a certain margin). If you think the Pirates are going to win by more than two runs, you can place a spread bet for them. Alternatively, if the Bucs are considered the underdog, you can bet that they stay within a two runs of the opponent. The spread is usually +/- 1.5 but check it before wagering.
  • Total: Total bets are wagers on the total number of runs in the game, by both teams. You can bet Over or Under and usually these range from 6 to 9 runs per game.
  • Props: Proposition bets can be placed on individual players or teams, and they range from the first team to score a run to the next player to hit an RBI and so forth. Many options are available for in-game wagering for each game.
  • Futures: If you want to place a bet on the Pirates to win the World Series, you’ll need to place a future bet.

⚾ Betting Tips

Now that you are familiar with some of the classic bet types, you can start wagering on the Buccos. BonusFinder US has listed some tips for you to follow if you are not sure how to get started.

Always the Underdog

Always the Underdog

Pirates are going to be the underdogs for the vast majority of their games this season. This means you should check out the previous game's stats in the series to get some insights.

Props for Hayes and Reynolds

Props for Hayes and Reynolds

Ke'Bryan Hayes and Bryan Reynolds have been the most consistent hitters in the Bucs' roster, so you can place some good props on them if you find the odds you like.

Next Man Up

Next Man Up

The Pirates have a 40-man roster filled with young talent looking to break into the active roster, and manager Shelton has said the team is trying to foster the competitive mentality. Since the team is quite inexperienced, don't expect long winning streaks.

Who's the 5th Starter?

Who's the 5th Starter?

When the Pirates settle on the final starting pitcher, choosing the runline and total bets will get easier as you have more stats to fall on.

⚾ Best Sportsbooks in PA

All legal Pennsylvania sports betting sites have markets for Pittsburgh Pirates betting. Also, betting on Philadelphia Phillies is possible across all sites. If you are interested in other sports, they have wide varieties of other leagues to wager on too. When you first sign up on a sports betting site, you can claim a welcome bonus to use for your first bet. Below, we list the best offers in PA.

PA Betting Site Welcome Bonus
DraftKings $1,000 Deposit Bonus
FanDuel $1,000 No Sweat First Bet
Unibet $500 Risk-Free Bet
PointsBet 4 x $200 Risk Free Bets
FOX Bet $50 Risk-Free Bet
BetRivers $500 2nd Chance Bet
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting

You can get some great bonuses from PA sportsbooks.

⚾ Pittsburgh Roster

  • Pitchers: Anthony Banda, David Bednar, Tyler Beede, JT Brubaker, Blake Cederlind, Roansy Contreras, Wil Crowe, Chase De Jong, Yerry De Los Santos, Aaron Fletcher, Heath Hembree, Mitch Keller, Max Kranick, Nick Mears, Dillon Peters, José Quintana, Chris Stratton, Zach Thompson, Duane Underwood Jr., Bryse Wilson, Miguel Yajure
  • Catchers: Tyler Heineman, Roberto Pérez, Michael Perez
  • Infielders: Diego Castillo, Rodolfo Castro, Yu Chang, Michael Chavis, Oneil Cruz, Ke’Bryan Hayes, Tucupita Marcano, Kevin Newman, Hoy Park, Liover Peguero, Yoshi Tsutsugo, Josh VanMeter, Daniel Vogelbach
  • Outfielders: Greg Allen, Ben Gamel, Jake Marisnick, Cal Mitchell, Bryan Reynolds, Canaan Smith-Njigba, Jack Suwinski, Travis Swaggerty

Active players bolded.

Top 10 Prospects

  1. Nick Gonzales
  2. Henry Davis
  3. Oneil Cruz
  4. Quinn Priester
  5. Liover Peguero
  6. Roansy Contreras
  7. Endy Rodriguez
  8. Anthony Solometo
  9. Bubba Chandler
  10. Matt Fraizer


Pittsburgh went through some major coaching changes to start this season, adding hitting coach Andy Haines and game planning and strategy coach Radley Haddad. With manager Derek Shelton in his third year leading the Pirates, the team is focusing on cultivating their young talent to make a move up in the standings.

⚾ 2021 Season

2021 was not kind to the Bucs, as they had their 9th season in team history with over 100 losses. With an overall record of 61-101, Pirates finished last in their division and second-to-last in NL. During offseason, Pirates shuffled both the coaching staff and the roster, in the hopes of having a better 2022 season.

Last updated: 11/15/2022


1️⃣ How many World Series titles do the Pirates have?

The Bucs have won 5 titles: in 1909, 1925, 1960, 1971, and 1979.

2️⃣ Where can I watch the Pirates play?

The Pirates play their home games at PNC Park on the North Shore of Pittsburgh. You can also catch their games on ATT-SportsNet on TV and KDKA-FM 93.7 or 100.1 FM/KDKA-AM 1020 on radio in Pittsburgh.

3️⃣ Who is the manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates?

Derek Shelton has been the manager of the Bucs since 2020, when he replaced long-term manager Clint Hurdle.

4️⃣ Can I get promos to bet on the Pirates?

Yes, many sportsbooks we recommend provide ongoing promos during the MLB season. You can find offers like odds boosts for every gameday, so keep checking the sites to see when they land on the Bucs.

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