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Moneyline favors Phillies in battle with Pirates

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April 24, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds


The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to grab a road win when they take on the Phillies in Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday in baseball odds action.

Wandy Rodriguez, with a record of 2-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Pirates, while the Phillies trot Roy Halladay to the mound in this one. He is 2-2 so far in 2013.

View Pittsburgh vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Phillies as -130 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Phillies - Pirates odds would favor the Pirates if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Philadelphia is rated No. 11 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 5 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Philadelphia owns the No. 10 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.1 per game. By contrast, the Pirates are rated No. 14 in the same category at 7.4 per game.

Pittsburgh brings the National League's No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Phillies' league No. 9-ranked defense.

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. The Pirates didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Philadelphia 2-0 on Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
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 Phillies Trends:
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 Pirates at Phillies 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:
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, Thursday, April 25