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Philadelphia PhilliesPittsburgh Pirates
June 5, 1:35 PM | GrassPNC Park

Philadelphia Phillies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

34-24TEAM RECORD28-29

MLB wagering interest swings to the Pittsburgh vs Philadelphia battle on Sunday at PNC Park as the Pirates try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

James McDonald gets the call for the Pittsburgh Pirates and he will try to build on a 3-3 mark. In the other dugout, Roy Halladay brings a 7-3 ledger to the game for the Phillies as he tries to quiet the Pirates bats.

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Betting Line:
If you're going with the Pirates in this one, they're listed as moneyline underdogs of +180 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 14 (Pirates) and the No. 1 (Phillies) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 11 ranked National League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Phillies defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 in the National League at 3.5 runs allowed per game. The Pirates have been averaging 7.9 hits per game, less than the Phillies have managed so far this season (8.5 hits on average).

Defensively, Philadelphia features the National League's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.4 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the National League at home, scoring 3.2 runs per game.

The Phillies were a 6-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. The Phillies endured a 6-3 loss at the hands of the Pirates on Saturday, with Kyle Kendrick throwing 5 innings of 8-hit ball at PNC Park.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing LA Dodgers are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Arizona are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Phillies at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Philadelphia's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Philadelphia's last 18 games when playing Pittsburgh
Philadelphia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Philadelphia home to LA Dodgers, Monday, June 6
Pittsburgh home to Arizona, Tuesday, June 7