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Pittsburgh Pirates Favored by -107 Against Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday

The Philadelphia Phillies will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Pittsburgh Pirates invade Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday.

The Philadelphia Phillies will turn to Cole Hamels and his 2-3 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Pittsburgh Pirates send Francisco Liriano (1-2) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Philadelphia Phillies as -103 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 7 at shops such as Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.5-2 victory for the Pirates. 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

The Philadelphia Phillies sport a record of 11-23 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 17-16 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Philadelphia Phillies rated this week at No. 29 and the Pittsburgh Pirates sitting at No. 16.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia Phillies No. 30 ranked offense (2.82 runs per game) against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 4 at 3.36 runs allowed per game. The Philadelphia Phillies have been averaging 7.59 hits per game, less than the Pittsburgh Pirates have managed so far this season (8 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Philadelphia has the No. 25-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh got the job done in their last match in a 7-2 victory over Philadelphia on Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park behind starter AJ Burnett.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, Thursday, May 14th