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MLB Odds with Pick - Philadelphia Phillies vs Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates host Philadelphia on Friday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 49-46 mark against the 44-53 Phillies in MLB betting odds action at PNC Park.

Philadelphia puts its faith in starter Zach Eflin to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 2-3. Getting the ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates is Gerrit Cole, who owns a 5-5 record on the season with a 3.11 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Philadelphia Phillies listed as underdogs of 185 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.0-2.6 win for the Pirates. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

49-46 Pittsburgh battles the Phillies, currently with a 44-53 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Philadelphia injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pittsburgh Pirates rated this week at No. 9 and the Philadelphia Phillies sitting at No. 12.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Pittsburgh Pirates No. 13-ranked scoring average of 4.62 runs per game, against a Philadelphia Phillies offense rated No. 29 and scoring 3.56 runs per game. The Pirates have averaged 9.07 hits per game to date this season, more than the Phillies hitters have managed (7.92 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Pittsburgh has the No. 19-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Phillies own the No. 16 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Philadelphia suffered a 9-3 loss against Miami on Thursday, as Jerad Eickhoff wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Citizens Bank Park.

F Liriano fanned 13 Milwaukee batters in the team's last outing, leading the Pirates to a 5-3 victory over the Brewers at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 17-8 ATS in its last 25 games
  • Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games
  • Philadelphia is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, Saturday, July 23rd