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MLB BASEBALL

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

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

Lefthander Cole Hamels will take the mound for the Phillies to start this game. Hamels is 2-11 this season with a 4.58 ERA.

Starting this game for the Pirates will be Gerrit Cole. The righthander has a 3.70 ERA to go along with a 4-0 record this season.

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 6-5 loser on the road against the Pirates. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -195 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Team records:
Philadelphia: 40-45 SU
Pittsburgh: 52-31 SU

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Philadelphia's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Philadelphia's last 18 games when playing Pittsburgh
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
Pittsburgh is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Atlanta, Friday, July 5
Pittsburgh at Chi Cubs, Friday, July 5