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David Buchanan, Edinson Volquez Take Mound in Philadelphia Phillies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Tilt

Philadelphia Phillies

vs

Pittsburgh Pirates
Saturday, July 05, 2014 4:05 PM ET
PNC Park

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at PNC Park on Saturday as the host Pittsburgh Pirates battle the Philadelphia Phillies in baseball betting odds action.

David Buchanan, with a record of 4-4 on the season, gets the ball for the Philadelphia Phillies, while the Pittsburgh Pirates trot Edinson Volquez to the mound in this one. He is 6-6 so far in 2014.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Pittsburgh Pirates as -157 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Philadelphia Phillies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4-3.5 result in favor of 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Pittsburgh (45-41) will face the 37-49 Phillies in this tilt. 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. 5 and the Philadelphia Phillies sitting at No. 22.

How Philadelphia Phillies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Stats Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Pittsburgh Pirates and its No. 16-rated batting order, averaging 4.1 runs per nine innings, against the No. 24 lineup of the Philadelphia Phillies at 3.79 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Pittsburgh has the No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Phillies own the No. 22 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Phillies were a 8-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -200 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. The Phillies endured a 8-2 loss at the hands of the Pirates on Friday, with Fausto Carmona throwing 5 2/3 innings of 10-hit ball at PNC Park.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds Trends

Philadelphia is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
Philadelphia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Philadelphia is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games at home

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Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, Sunday, July 6th

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