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The fans at PNC Park will be treated to a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Pittsburgh Pirates when they take their seats on Wednesday.
The Phillies will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander John Lannan in this game. Lannan has a 1-2 record and a 4.83 ERA this season.
The Pirates will counter Lannan with Jeff Locke. Lefthander Locke has a 2.06 ERA to go along with a 7-1 record this season.
Philadelphia won its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Pirates on July 2. Bettors who backed the Phillies at +140 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Philadelphia: 40-44 SU
Pittsburgh: 51-31 SU
Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 2-8
After a win are 4-6
Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 8 games on the road
Philadelphia is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Philadelphia is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
Pittsburgh home to Philadelphia, Thursday, July 4