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Pittsburgh Sends Gerrit Cole vs Fausto Carmona in Philadelphia Phillies vs Pirates Game

Philadelphia Phillies

vs

Pittsburgh Pirates
Friday, July 04, 2014 5:05 PM ET
PNC Park

The Philadelphia Phillies will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Pirates in Pittsburgh at PNC Park on Friday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

The Pittsburgh Pirates will rely on Gerrit Cole to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Fausto Carmona will be his counterpart for the Philadelphia Phillies. Gerrit Cole is 6-4 this season, and Fausto Carmona is 3-7.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Odds and Betting Line

Those going with the Pittsburgh Pirates in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -169 at TopBet for Friday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 7.5 at BetDSI.

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Computer Prediction: Philadelphia Phillies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4-3.6 win for the Pirates. A 4-3.6 result in favor of the Pirates is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Pirates sport a record of 44-41 heading into this matchup, while the Philadelphia Phillies sit at 37-48 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Philadelphia injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 5-ranked Pittsburgh Pirates and the No. 22-rated Philadelphia Phillies in this matchup.

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How Philadelphia Phillies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Pittsburgh Pirates No. 17-ranked scoring average of 4.06 runs per game, against a Philadelphia Phillies offense rated No. 24 and scoring 3.81 runs per game. The Pirates have averaged 8.86 hits per game to date this season, more than the Phillies hitters have managed (8.4 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Philadelphia owns the No. 27-rated road mark, allowing 4.73 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 5-4 winner on the road against the Marlins. Bettors on Philadelphia at +121 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Phillies enjoyed a 5-4 victory at the expense of the Marlins on Thursday, with Kyle Kendrick throwing 1 innings of 3-hit ball at Marlins Park.

The Pirates were a 10-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Diamondbacks. That made winners of bettors who got Arizona at +142 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. Pittsburgh suffered a 10-2 loss against Arizona on Thursday, as Vance Worley wasn't able to lead his team to victory at PNC Park.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds Trends

Philadelphia is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games
Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games at home

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