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Philadelphia Phillies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Matchup Report

Pittsburgh PiratesPhiladelphia Phillies
June 27, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

38-35TEAM RECORD36-40

Baseball bettors look for value at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday as host Philadelphia battles the Pittsburgh Pirates in baseball odds action.

Raul Valdes will take the mound for Philadelphia, and he'll carry a 0-0 record into the contest. James McDonald gets the ball for Pittsburgh; he's 6-3 so far this season.

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Power Rankings:
This game puts the Phillies, most recently No. 3 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Pirates, who rate a National League No. 12 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 7 ranked National League offense (4.3 runs per game) against a Pirates defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 in the National League at 3.7 runs allowed per game. The Phillies have been averaging 9.3 hits per game, more than the Pirates have managed so far this season (7.5 hits on average).

Philadelphia owns the National League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's National League No. 3-rated defense.

The Pirates were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -141 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Pittsburgh looks to rebound from a loss to the Phillies, who beat them 5-4 on Tuesday behind a start from Vance Worley at Citizens Bank Park.

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

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Pirates at Phillies trends to consider:
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 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games when playing Philadelphia
Pittsburgh is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, Thursday, June 28

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