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Pittsburgh Pirates at Philadelphia Phillies Betting Odds and Pick

The Philadelphia Phillies will look to improve on a 12-7 record when they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Saturday.

Steven Brault, with a record of 2-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates, while the Philadelphia Phillies trot Aaron Nola to the mound in this one. He is 1-1 so far in 2018.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Philadelphia Phillies as -171 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.2-3.5 result in favor of the Phillies. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

12-7 Philadelphia battles the Pirates, currently with a 12-8 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 4-ranked Philadelphia Phillies and the No. 12-rated Pittsburgh Pirates in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Philadelphia Phillies No. 8-rated offense, averaging 5.11 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense that ranks No. 15 at 4.35 in runs allowed per game. The Philadelphia Phillies have averaged 7.68 hits per game so far, less than Pittsburgh Pirates batters have averaged on the year (8.55 hits per game).

Pittsburgh brings the No. 15-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Phillies's No. 7-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates were saddled with a loss last time out in I Nova's start, as they lost 2-1 against Philadelphia on Friday at Citizens Bank Park.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
  • Philadelphia is 12-6 ATS in its last 18 games at home
  • Philadelphia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, Sunday, April 22nd