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MLB betting line favors Phillies over Pirates

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June 4, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Philadelphia Phillies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

34-23TEAM RECORD27-29

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Philadelphia duelling Pittsburgh on Saturday at PNC Park.

For the Pirates, Charlie Morton gets the ball, charged with keeping the Phillies hitters off the base paths. He'll face Kyle Kendrick, 1-1 on the year.

View Philadelphia vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Pirates in this one will find them as +100 underdogs on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 1-rated Phillies taking on the National League's No. 14-rated Pirates in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has the National League's No. 12-rated offensive output, at 7.8 hits per game. The Phillies average 8.5 hits per game, good for No. 9 on the National League list.

Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 5 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Philadelphia's National League No. 2-rated defense.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at +156 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Philadelphia lost in extra innings against the Pirates on Friday as Pittsburgh edged them 2-1 at PNC Park.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Phillies at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Philadelphia's last 17 games when playing Pittsburgh
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, Sunday, June 5

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