Philadelphia Phillies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Preview

Pittsburgh PiratesPhiladelphia Phillies
April 22, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

10-8TEAM RECORD8-11

The Philadelphia Phillies will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Pittsburgh Pirates invade Citizens Bank Park on Monday.

The Phillies will rely on Tyler Cloyd to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while AJ Burnett will be his counterpart for the Pirates. Tyler Cloyd is 0-0 this season, and AJ Burnett is 1-2.

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Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 11 (Phillies) and the No. 5 (Pirates) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Philadelphia's National League No. 11-ranked scoring average of 3.7 runs per game, against a Pirates offense rated No. 10 and scoring 3.8 runs per game in the league. The Phillies have averaged 8.4 hits per game to date this season, more than the Pirates hitters have managed (7.3 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Philadelphia has the National League's No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the National League's No. 2 mark in runs allowed.

The Pirates were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +150 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Pirates grabbed a win last time out, defeating Kris Medlen and the Braves 4-2 on Sunday at PNC Park.

Philadelphia won its last outing, a 7-3 result against the Cardinals on April 21. Bettors who backed the Phillies at -108 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Phillies grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jake Westbrook and the Cardinals 7-3 on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

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

A few Pirates at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Philadelphia is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Philadelphia's last 13 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, Tuesday, April 23

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