Jonathan Pettibone vs Jeff Locke matchup featured in MLB action
Philadelphia Phillies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds
The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Philadelphia Phillies invade PNC Park on Tuesday.
The Pirates will rely on Jeff Locke to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jonathan Pettibone will be his counterpart for the Phillies. Jeff Locke is 7-1 this season, and Jonathan Pettibone is 3-3.
Those going with the Pirates in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -151 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 7.5 at .
The Pirates sit at No. 5 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Phillies sit at a National League No. 12 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Pittsburgh's National League No. 10-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Phillies offense rated No. 12 and scoring 3.9 runs per game in the league. The Pirates have averaged 8.2 hits per game to date this season, less than the Phillies hitters have managed (8.6 per nine innings).
Philadelphia brings the National League's No. 11-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Pirates' league No. 2-ranked defense.
Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 6-1 loser as they battled the Dodgers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Dodgers at -112 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Phillies were saddled with a loss last time out in Kyle Kendrick's start, as they lost 6-1 against Los Angeles on Sunday at Dodger Stadium.
The Pirates were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Brewers. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +105 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. Pittsburgh won a close affair on Sunday in their last outing, defeating Milwaukee 2-1 in extra innings at PNC Park.
Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing LA Dodgers are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 9-1
After a win are 8-2
A few Phillies at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Philadelphia's last 16 games when playing Pittsburgh
Philadelphia is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
Pittsburgh is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, July 3