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Looking for Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Philadelphia Phillies free picks? MLB betting sees the Pirates taking on the Phillies on Thursday, September 15th at Citizens Bank Park Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all MLB baseball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily MLB predictions.
70-73 (34-35 V) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Philadelphia Phillies 64-81 (31-40 H)
Date: Thursday September 15th
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
MLB Betting Lines: Phillies -111
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
Probable Pitchers: RHP Chad Kuhl (3-3, 4.09) vs. RHP Jerad Eickhoff (10-13, 3.73 ERA)
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The Pirates and Phillies meet on Thursday night for the finale of a four game set at Citizens Bank Park. On the mound will be Chad Kuhl for the Pirates and the Phillies will send out Jerad Eickhoff.
Kuhl is 3-3 with a 4.09 ERA on the season while Eickhoff is 10-13 with a 3.73 ERA.
Kuhl is coming off a start in which he gave up three runs in two innings against St. Louis. Eickhoff has been terrific over the last few weeks. In his last four starts he has given up seven runs in 24 innings.
The Pirates have won three of three games against the Phillies this season.
A few weeks ago it appeared the Pirates would have a legit shot at making the playoffs for the fourth straight season. That may no longer be the case as the Pirates are six games behind the New York Mets for the second NL Wild Card spot.
The Pirates have gotten terrific pitching from ex-Yankee Ivan Nova. Nova is 5-0 with a 2.41 ERA in eight starts since being traded to Pittsburgh.
Starling Marte leads the Pirates with a .311 average and 47 stolen bases.
Gregory Polanco is hitting .262 with 21 homers and 82 RBI.
Pittsburgh is 7-3 in 10 Kuhl starts this season.
Kuhl is 1-1 with a 2.76 ERA on the road on this year opposed to a 5.91 home ERA.
Philadelphia is far from playoff contention but they have some terrific young arms and Eickhoff is one of them.
The 26-year-old has been solid for the Phillies this season but hasn’t gotten any run support.
Philadelphia is last in the league in runs (529) and they are 29th in batting average (.236).
Maikel Franco led the Phillies with 22 homers and 74 RBI but he is only batting .247.
The Phillies are 14-15 in 29 Eickhoff starts this year.
Eickhoff is 5-6 with a 3.35 ERA at home this season.
MLB Betting Trends
- The Pirates are 3-11 in their last 14 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- The Pirates are 1-4 in their last 5 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- The Pirates are 3-12 in their last 15 overall.
- The Pirates are 1-6 in their last 7 vs. National League East.
- The Phillies are 4-0 in Eickhoffs last 4 starts vs. a team with a losing record.
- The Phillies are 5-2 in Eickhoffs last 7 starts.
- The Phillies are 5-2 in Eickhoffs last 7 starts on grass.
Free Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Prediction:
Philadelphia has a slight edge with Eickhoff on the mound.
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The Pirates have a much better lineup but it won’t be enough on Thursday night.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: Philadelphia 5 Pittsburgh 4
Look for Eickhoff to pitch a good game against a struggling Pirates team.
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