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Philadelphia Phillies at Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds and Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates battle the visiting Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday in MLB betting odds action at PNC Park.

Ivan Nova will take the mound for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and he'll carry a 3-3 record into the contest. Vince Velasquez gets the ball for the Philadelphia Phillies; he's 2-3 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Philadelphia Phillies were listed as 120 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Saturday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.8-4.0 victory 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

18-24 Pittsburgh battles the Phillies, currently with a 15-24 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Philadelphia injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 17 (Pittsburgh Pirates) and the No. 27 (Philadelphia Phillies) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Pittsburgh Pirates No. 27-rated offense, averaging 3.81 runs per game, against a Philadelphia Phillies defense that ranks No. 24 at 5 in runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have averaged 7.45 hits per game so far, less than Philadelphia Phillies batters have averaged on the year (8.79 hits per game).

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. 24 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Philadelphia got the job done in their last match in a 7-2 victory over Pittsburgh on Friday at PNC Park behind starter J Hellickson.

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 10 games
  • Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • Pittsburgh is 8-17 ATS in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, Sunday, May 21st