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Kyle Kendrick Phillies at Home vs Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB Betting Odds Clash

Pittsburgh Pirates

vs

Philadelphia Phillies
Monday, September 08, 2014 7:05 PM ET
Citizens Bank Park

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

Kyle Kendrick will take the mound for the Philadelphia Phillies, and he'll carry a 8-11 record into the contest. Jeff Locke gets the ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates; he's 6-4 so far this season.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Philadelphia Phillies as 117 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.3-3.8 win for the Pirates on Monday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4.3-3.8 result in favor of the Pirates today. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Philadelphia Phillies sport a record of 66-76 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 74-68 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Philadelphia Phillies sit at No. 5 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at No. 11 on the same chart.

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How Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies Stats Matchup

The game also pits Philadelphia Phillies No. 19-rated offense, averaging 3.96 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense that ranks No. 15 at 4.06 in runs allowed per game. The Philadelphia Phillies have averaged 8.5 hits per game so far, less than Pittsburgh Pirates batters have averaged on the year (8.8 hits per game).

Philadelphia owns the No. 21 defense, allowing 3.96 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's No. 15-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 10-4 winner as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at -163 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Pittsburgh looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Cubs, a 10-4 final on Sunday in support of Gerrit Cole at Wrigley Field.

The Phillies were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -142 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Philadelphia looks to rebound from a loss to the Nationals, who beat them 3-2 on Sunday behind a start from Gio Gonzalez at Nationals Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies Betting Odds Trends

The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 13 games
Pittsburgh is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh

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Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, Tuesday, September 9th

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