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Pittsburgh Pirates at Philadelphia Phillies Betting Lines and Pick

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

The Philadelphia Phillies will rely on Jerad Eickhoff to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Chad Kuhl will be his counterpart for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Jerad Eickhoff is 10-13 this season, and Chad Kuhl is 3-3.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Philadelphia Phillies in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline underdogs of -103 at BetOnline for Thursday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8 at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.2-3.6 victory for the Phillies. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Philadelphia Phillies sport a record of 65-81 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 70-74 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Philadelphia Phillies at No. 29 and the Pittsburgh Pirates at No. 22 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Philadelphia has baseball's No. 30-rated offensive output, at 7.92 hits per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates average 8.78 hits per game, good for No. 15 on the list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Philadelphia has the No. 22-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the No. 20 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh suffered a 6-2 loss against Philadelphia on Wednesday, as Steven Brault wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Citizens Bank Park.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 2-11 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games
  • Pittsburgh is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Philadelphia is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
  • Philadelphia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Friday, September 16th
Philadelphia home to Miami, Friday, September 16th

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