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MLB betting line favors Phillies over Pirates

Pittsburgh PiratesPhiladelphia Phillies
June 28, 1:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

39-35TEAM RECORD36-41

The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to grab a road win when they take on the Phillies in Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday in baseball odds action.

It's a pitching duel between Kyle Kendrick for the Phillies (2-6 on the year) and AJ Burnett for Pittsburgh (8-2 so far).

View Pittsburgh vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Phillies as -105 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.

Power Rankings:
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.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 7-rated National League offense, averaging 4.4 runs per game, against a Pirates defense that ranks No. 3 in the National League at 3.7 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 (7.6 hits per game).

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the National League's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.8 runs per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the National League at home, scoring 3.9 runs per game.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 11-7 winner as they battled the Phillies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at +101 were rewarded, while the 18 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Pittsburgh looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Phillies, a 11-7 final on Wednesday in support of James McDonald at Citizens Bank Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Pirates at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games when playing Philadelphia
Pittsburgh is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Philadelphia is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh at St. Louis, Friday, June 29
Philadelphia at Miami, Friday, June 29

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