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Jeff Locke out to silence Phillies bats in MLB contest

Philadelphia PhilliesPittsburgh Pirates
July 3, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Philadelphia Phillies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia on Wednesday, with the host Pirates trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Pirates will rely on Jeff Locke to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while John Lannan will be his counterpart for the Phillies. Jeff Locke is 7-1 this season, and John Lannan is 1-2.

View Philadelphia vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Pittsburgh sat as -153 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 8.5, according to 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Pirates - Phillies odds would favor the Pirates if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Pittsburgh is rated No. 5 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Philadelphia is at No. 12 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 11 ranked National League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Phillies defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 10 in the National League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Pirates have been averaging 8.1 hits per game, less than the Phillies have managed so far this season (8.6 hits on average).

Philadelphia brings the National League's No. 10-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Pirates' league No. 2-ranked defense.

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 looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Pirates, a 3-1 final on Tuesday in support of Jonathan Pettibone at PNC Park.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
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 Pirates Trends:
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 Phillies at Pirates 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

Next up:
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, Thursday, July 4