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MLB betting line favors Phillies over Pirates

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June 3, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Philadelphia Phillies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Philadelphia Phillies invade PNC Park on Friday.

The Pirates will turn to Jeff Karstens and his 2-3 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Phillies send Cole Hamels (7-2) to the hill.

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Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Pirates as +140 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 14-rated Pirates and the league No. 1-ranked Phillies, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Phillies rank No. 8 in the National League at 8.5 hits per game. That compares with Pittsburgh’s No. 14 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Pittsburgh has the National League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Phillies own the National League's No. 2 mark in runs allowed.

Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Nationals on June 1. Bettors who backed the Nationals at +131 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Philadelphia looks to rebound from a loss to the Nationals, who beat them 2-1 on Wednesday behind a start from John Lannan at Nationals Park.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 9-8 loser on the road against the Mets. Bettors on New York at -135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (17) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Pirates endured a 9-8 loss at the hands of the Mets on Thursday, with Paul Maholm throwing 5 2/3 innings of 8-hit ball at Citi Field.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing NY Mets are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Phillies at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Philadelphia's last 16 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 16 games when playing Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, Saturday, June 4

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