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2021 MLB Handicapping
(50-50) Philadelphia Phillies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (38-63)
Date: Friday, July 30th, 2021
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA
Projected Pitchers: Aaron Nola (PHI) vs. Will Crowe (PIT)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Phillies -147 Pirates +115
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Phillies -1.5, Pirates +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
The Phillies will be in Pittsburgh to take on the Pirates for game 1 Friday at 7:05 ET.
Aaron Nola is going for the Phillies and Will Crowe gets the start for the Pirates.
They have not played each other yet this year.
The Phillies have played decent baseball so far this year. They have won 3 of their last 5 games.
With a record of .500, they are 2nd in the National League East. The Mets are 4 games ahead of them.
Their game on Wednesday got cancelled due to the virus.
The last pitcher who started was Matt Moore who went 4 innings and allowed 6 earned runs on Tuesday.
Aaron Nola has not been the same pitcher this year. He is 7-6 with a 4.37 ERA. His last start was against the Braves on Sunday where he went 8.2 innings and allowed 1 earned run. The Phillies won that game 2-1.
The starting pitching has not been great and neither has the bullpen. The team has an ERA of 4.45 which is 18th best in baseball.
For the most part, they have been good on offense. The team is scoring 4.49 runs per game which is 13th best in the game. Some key hitters in their lineup are Bryce Harper, Rhys Hoskins, Jean Segura, and JT Realmuto.
Philadelphia has hit 115 home runs which is 19th best in baseball.
The Pirates have been one of the worst teams in baseball. They have lost 3 games in a row.
This team is last in the National League Central with a record of 38-63. The Brewers lead them by 21.5 games.
Milwaukee beat the Pirates 7-3 on Wednesday.
Max Kranick went 5 innings and allowed 6 earned runs on Wednesday.
Will Crowe has not been great this year. He is 2-5 with a 5.89 ERA. His last start was against the Giants on Saturday where he went 5.1 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. Pittsburgh won that game 10-2.
The pithing for this team has been a weakness. They have an ERA of 4.94 which is 26th best in baseball.
Their offense has also really struggled. They are only scoring 3.66 runs per game which is last in the game. They are no longer with Adam Frazier who got traded to the Padres.
Hitting home runs is not a big part of what this team does as they have only hit 84 of them which is also last in the game.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Phillies are 8-3 in their last 11 games vs. the National League Central.
- Phillies are 8-2 in their last 10 road games with the total set at 8.5.
- Pirates are 16-35 in their last 51 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Pirates are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series.
- Pirates are 3-8 in their last 11 home games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Pirates are 2-7 in their last 9 games overall.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
The Phillies need to start playing better if they want to gain ground on the Mets. This series is a good chance for them to do so.
The Phillies are the better team and I do think they can take care of the Pirates in game 1.
Even though Aaron Nola has not been great this year, I do feel that he can pitch well against Pittsburgh in this one. Also, the Phillies need to be able to hit around Crowe who has an ERA around 6.
My play is Phillies on the moneyline.
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