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Philadelphia Phillies Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Pittsburgh Pirates

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Philadelphia Phillies dueling the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday at PNC Park.

It's a pitching duel between Chad Kuhl for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1-4 on the year) and Aaron Nola for Philadelphia Phillies (2-0 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Philadelphia Phillies were listed as 100 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Sunday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.2-3.8 win for the Pirates on Sunday. 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

The Pittsburgh Pirates bring a 19-24 record to the battle against the 15-25 Phillies. 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

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Philadelphia Phillies rank No. 14 at 8.8 hits per game. That compares with the Pittsburgh Pirates No. 29 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Pittsburgh has the No. 17-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Phillies own the No. 24 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Phillies endured a 6-3 loss at the hands of the Pirates on Saturday, with Vincent Velasquez throwing 5.1 innings of 7-hit ball at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Philadelphia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 11 games
  • Philadelphia is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia home to Colorado, Monday, May 22nd
Pittsburgh at Atlanta, Monday, May 22nd