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Pittsburgh Pirates at Philadelphia Phillies Picks & Betting Tips - Phillies To Sweep Pirates

  • Pittsburgh Pirates at Philadelphia Phillies tips for Sunday
  •  First pitch slated for 13:05 ET at Citzens’ Bank Park
  • Right-hander Max Kranick (1-3, 7.28 ERA, 1.75 WHIP) gets the ball for the Pirates
  • Phillies yet to name a starter
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    Pittsburgh Pirates at Philadelphia Phillies Picks & Betting Tips
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Pittsburgh Pirates at Philadelphia Phillies Picks & Betting Tips  


Pittsburgh (59-97) has lost three straight and the Pirates are 4-6 in last 10. The Pirates are 23-56 on the road.

Kranick is making his eighth career start. The 24-year-old is coming off arguably his best performance since his major league debut, where he threw five shutout innings, as Kranick permitted four hits and allowed three runs while waking four and striking out a career-high six in 5 innings in a 6-5 loss to Miami in 10 innings. He has permitted at least three runs in each of his last six outings.

Philadelphia (81-74) sits just 1.5 games behind first -place Atlanta in the NL East. The Phillies have won five straight and are 8-2 in last 10. The Phillies are 47-33 at home and 58-47 vs. RHPs.

Head To Head


Philadelphia defeated Pittsburgh 3-0 on Saturday afternoon as Ranger Suarez (7-5) threw a 4-hit complete game shutout. Bryce Harper and Matt Vierling, who went 2-for-3, each hit a solo home run. 

Philadelphia has won all three games at Citizens’’ Bank Park and has won four straight overall against Pittsburgh. The Phillies lead the season-series 4-2, and they have outscored the Pirates 40-26.

Pittsburgh Pirates Form


Pittsburgh has lost three in a row and five of six.

The Pirates have nine wins (9-13) in September, their third most in a month this season, having been outscored 116-100.

The Pirates offense has averaged 4.5 runs over the last 13 games while compiling a slash line of .231/.313/.355.

Pittsburgh’s pitching staff has compiled an 6-7 record over this 13 game-stretch with a 5.26 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, and .265 OBA.

Philadelphia Phillies Form


Philadelphia has won five straight in a row and 9 of 11 overall.

The Phillies are 10 games above .500 over the last three months. They are 13-10 in September, outscoring their opponents 113-104.

Philadelphia’s offense has averaged 5.5 runs over the last 14 games with a slash line of .268/.346/.469.

The Phillies’ pitching staff has compiled a 10-4 record over this 14-game stretch with a 3.71 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and .230 OBA.

Verdict

Pittsburgh enters the game in poor form and the Pirates have really struggled in day games, posting a .311 (19-42) winning percentage. Kranick has posted 6.57 ERA and .282 batting average against on the road. Meanwhile, the Phillies are an excellent form and they have really been “raking” at the plate.

Best Bet: Philadelphia Phillies Moneyline @-200 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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