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MLB BASEBALL

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Philadelphia Phillies

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Philadelphia Phillies will both be trying to pick up a win on Wednesday when they battle at Citizens Bank Park.

The Pirates will trot Wandy Rodriguez out to the mound in this one. Lefthander Rodriguez has a 2-0 record and a 0.56 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Phillies will be Roy Halladay. The righthander has a 6.05 ERA to go along with a 2-2 record this season.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 2-0 winner as they battled the Phillies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at +139 were rewarded, while the 2 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Pittsburgh: 11-9 SU
Philadelphia: 9-12 SU

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Pittsburgh is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Philadelphia is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Philadelphia's last 15 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 9 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Pittsburgh, Thursday, April 25