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Philadelphia Phillies Home to the Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB Betting Odds Action

The Philadelphia Phillies will look to improve on a 28-55 record when they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Thursday.

Jeremy Hellickson gets the call for the Philadelphia Phillies and he will try to build on a 5-5 mark. In the other dugout, Chad Kuhl brings a 2-6 ledger to the game for the Pittsburgh Pirates as he tries to quiet the Phillies bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Philadelphia Phillies as -101 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 9 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.5-2.5 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

Philadelphia (28-55) will face the 39-46 Pirates in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Philadelphia Phillies sit at No. 23 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at No. 11 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Philadelphia has baseball's No. 29-rated offensive output, at 8.25 hits per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates average 8.14 hits per game, good for No. 26 on the list.

Pittsburgh brings the No. 13-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Phillies's No. 20-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh rolled to a 5-2 win against Philadelphia on Wednesday, as G Cole and the Pirates' bats led the team to victory at Citizens Bank Park.

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Chicago, Friday, July 7th
Philadelphia home to San Diego, Friday, July 7th