Philadelphia Phillies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates – MLB – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The Philadelphia Phillies (51-47) visit the Pittsburgh Pirates (40-58) to open a four-game series at PNC Park, with first pitch at 7:05 PM ET on Thursday. The Phillies are on the back of a series victory over the Braves, and the Pirates a series loss to the Cubs.

As the favorite, the Phillies (-206 on the moneyline to win) take the field at the Pirates (+172). The matchup on the mound for this contest is set with the Philadelphia Phillies looking to Zack Wheeler (8-5), and Zach Thompson (3-7) answering the bell for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The over/under for this game is set at 7.5.

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Phillies vs. Pirates Last 10 Games Betting Performance


  • Philadelphia has a 1-3 record from the four games it was moneyline favorites over its last 10 matchups.
  • Over their last 10 matchups (all had set totals), the Phillies combined with their opponents to hit the over on the total six times.
  • Philadelphia’s ATS record is 5-5-0 over its past 10 games.


  • Pittsburgh has played as the underdog in 10 of its past 10 games and has won two of those contests.
  • The Pirates and their opponents have combined to hit the over four times in their last 10 games with a total.
  • Pittsburgh has six wins against the spread in its last 10 chances.

Phillies vs. Pirates Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Zack Wheeler

  • The Phillies have a 9-9-0 ATS record in Wheeler’s 18 starts that had a set spread.
  • The Phillies have been the moneyline favorite in 16 of Wheeler’s starts this season, and they went 8-8 in those matchups.
  • Wheeler’s team has a 9-9 record in his starts this season.
  • Wheeler’s starts with a set total this season have gone over the run total in 10 of 18 contests.

Projected starter: Zach Thompson

  • Thompson’s team is 7-9-0 against the spread this season in his starts.
  • His team has been victorious in 33.3% of the games he’s started as the moneyline underdog with a record of 5-10.
  • Thompson’s team has won six of his 16 starts this season.
  • Out of Thompson’s 16 starts with a total this season, seven have hit the over.

Phillies Batting Leaders

  • Kyle Schwarber paces the Phillies in home runs (31) and runs batted in (61).
  • Schwarber ranks second in home runs and 14th in RBI among all hitters in MLB.
  • Rhys Hoskins has 18 doubles, two triples, 19 home runs and 47 walks while batting .242.
  • Hoskins ranks 21st in homers and 63rd in RBI among hitters in MLB action.
  • Hoskins heads into this matchup on a two-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is batting .211 with a walk and an RBI.
  • J.T. Realmuto has 14 doubles, two triples, nine home runs and 27 walks while hitting .257.
  • Realmuto heads into this matchup on a nine-game hitting streak. In his last 10 outings he is batting .400 with three doubles, two home runs, four walks and nine RBI.
  • Alec Bohm’s .293 batting average paces his team.
  • Bohm heads into this game on a 12-game hitting streak. In his last 10 outings he is hitting .472 with three doubles, two walks and six RBI.

Pirates Batting Leaders

  • Bryan Reynolds is batting .254 with 15 home runs and 32 RBI. All three of those stats lead Pittsburgh hitters this season.
  • In all of Major League Baseball, Reynolds is 39th in homers and 158th in RBI.
  • Ke’Bryan Hayes has 86 hits and an OBP of .323 to go with a slugging percentage of .353 this season.
  • Among all major league batters, Hayes is 249th in home runs and 183rd in RBI.
  • Hayes has hit safely in three straight games. During his last five outings he is batting .250 with a double and a walk.
  • Michael Chavis leads Pittsburgh in RBI with 32 while batting .236 with 10 home runs.
  • Ben Gamel has collected 49 hits this season and has an OBP of .336. He’s slugging .375 on the year.
  • Gamel brings a two-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is batting .200 with a double, four walks and an RBI.

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