Erik Bedard, Vance Worley take mound in Phillies vs Pirates tilt
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds
Pittsburgh pays a visit to Philadelphia on Tuesday, hoping to shut down the Phillies bats in baseball action at Citizens Bank Park.
The Phillies will turn to Vance Worley and his 3-4 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Pirates send Erik Bedard (4-7) to the hill.
The visitors opened as +-145 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8 for those preferring over under wagers.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 12-rated Pirates taking on the National League's No. 3-rated Phillies in this contest.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 8-rated National League offense, averaging 4.3 runs per game, against a Pirates defense that ranks No. 3 in the National League at 3.6 in runs allowed per game. The Phillies have averaged 9.3 hits per game so far, more than Pirates batters have averaged on the year (7.5 hits per game).
Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 4.7 runs per game on the highway. Philadelphia, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.
The Pirates were an 8-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -133 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Pittsburgh looks to rebound from a loss to the Phillies, who beat them 8-3 on Monday behind a start from Joe Blanton at Citizens Bank Park.
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a win are 3-7
A few Pirates at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games when playing Philadelphia
Pittsburgh is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Philadelphia is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, Wednesday, June 27