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Philadelphia Phillies home to Pirates in baseball betting action

Pittsburgh PiratesPhiladelphia Phillies
July 31, 1:35 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

54-51TEAM RECORD67-39

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh on Sunday, with the host Phillies trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Vance Worley will take the mound for Philadelphia, and he'll carry a 7-1 record into the contest. Jeff Karstens gets the ball for Pittsburgh; he's 7-4 so far this season.

View Pittsburgh vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Phillies were listed as -205 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Phillies sit at No. 1 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pirates sit at a National League No. 12 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 6-rated National League offense, averaging 4.3 runs per game, against a Pirates defense that ranks No. 5 in the National League at 3.8 in runs allowed per game. The Phillies have averaged 8.5 hits per game so far, more than Pirates batters have averaged on the year (8.1 hits per game).

Pittsburgh brings the National League's No. 5-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Phillies' league No. 1-ranked defense.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 7-4 loser on the road against the Phillies. Bettors on Philadelphia at -245 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Pittsburgh suffered a 7-4 loss against Philadelphia on Saturday, as James McDonald wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Citizens Bank Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 9-1
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Pirates at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Pittsburgh's last 18 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Philadelphia is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
Philadelphia is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 8 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Chi Cubs, Monday, August 1
Philadelphia at Colorado, Monday, August 1

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