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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies Betting Odds Preview and Pick

The visiting Pittsburgh Pirates hope for a solid performance on Tuesday as they look to pick up a win at Citizens Bank Park against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Alec Asher gets the call for the Philadelphia Phillies and he will try to build on a 1-0 mark. In the other dugout, Ivan Nova brings a 12-6 ledger to the game for the Pittsburgh Pirates as he tries to quiet the Phillies bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Philadelphia was a 150 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.5.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.2-4.0 win for 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

The Philadelphia Phillies bring a 64-80 record to the battle against the 69-73 Pirates. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Philadelphia Phillies vs Pittsburgh Pirates odds would favor the Pirates if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Philadelphia is rated No. 29 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 22.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Philadelphia Phillies No. 30-rated offense, averaging 3.65 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense that ranks No. 20 at 4.61 in runs allowed per game. The Philadelphia Phillies have averaged 7.89 hits per game so far, less than Pittsburgh Pirates batters have averaged on the year (8.79 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Philadelphia has the No. 23-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the No. 20 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates endured a 6-2 loss at the hands of the Phillies on Monday, with G Cole throwing 2 innings of 4-hit ball at Citizens Bank Park.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 1-10 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Philadelphia is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games
  • Philadelphia is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, Wednesday, September 14th