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MLB Odds Betting - Philadelphia Phillies Underdogs vs Pirates at Philadelphia

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates dueling the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday at Citizens Bank Park.

Aaron Harang gets the call for the Philadelphia Phillies and he will try to build on a 3-3 mark. In the other dugout, Vance Worley brings a 2-2 ledger to the game for the Pittsburgh Pirates as he tries to quiet the Phillies bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates were listed as -130 favorites on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Thursday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.3-2 win for the Pirates on Thursday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4.3-2 result in favor of the Pirates today. 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 12-23 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 17-17 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

This game puts the Philadelphia Phillies, most recently No. 29 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Pittsburgh Pirates, who rate a No. 16 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Philadelphia Phillies No. 30-rated offense, averaging 2.83 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense that ranks No. 3 at 3.35 in runs allowed per game. The Philadelphia Phillies have averaged 7.57 hits per game so far, less than Pittsburgh Pirates batters have averaged on the year (7.94 hits per game).

Pittsburgh brings the No. 3-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Phillies's No. 24-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates endured a 3-2 loss at the hands of the Phillies on Wednesday, with Francisco Liriano throwing 7 innings of 7-hit ball at Citizens Bank Park.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
  • Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Chicago, Friday, May 15th
Philadelphia home to Arizona, Friday, May 15th