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2018 MLB Season
(47-37) Philadelphia Phillies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (40-46)
Date: Friday, July 6, 2018
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Nick Pivetta vs. Trevor Williams
MLB Moneyline Odds: Phillies -108 | Pirates -102
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Phillies -1.5 (+130)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
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Pivetta was rocked in his last start as he collected his seventh loss of the season in a 7-17 loss to the Washington Nationals. He only made it 1.2 innings giving up seven hits, seven earned runs and three home runs while he struck out two and walked two.
In 18 appearances this season, Pivetta owns a solid strikeout (10.76 K/9) to walk (2.79 BB/9) rate, but has been prone to the long ball (1.34 HR/9). His unlucky .330 BABIP has contributed to inflating his ERA up to 4.66, but his 3.69 FIP tells us he’s been pitching better than what his ERA would indicate.
Philadelphia has managed to play winning baseball in the past week as they’ve won five of their six contests. During that span their lineup is only slashing .212/.306/.404 to go with 21 extra-base hits and 22 RBI.
Williams put in a muggy start while he picked up his sixth loss of the season in a 3-4 loss to the San Diego Padres. He went 4.2 innings giving up four hits, four earned runs and one home run while he struck out four and walked two.
In 17 starts, Williams owns a low strikeout rate (6.68 K/9) and LOB% of 66.3%, but he has done well not giving up free bases (2.95 BB/9) and containing the long ball (1.08 HR/9). The end-result is a 4.22 ERA to go with a matching 4.22 FIP.
Pittsburgh has been playing losing baseball in the past week as they could only win two of their six contests. During that span their lineup is slashing .245/.280/.426 to go with 22 extra-base hits and 23 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- PHI are 1-8 in their last 9 Fri. games.
- PHI are 2-7 in Pivettas last 9 Fri. starts.
- PIT are 7-3 in their last 10 Fri. games.
- PIT are 2-6 in Williams’ last 8 starts.
Free Philadelphia Phillies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction: Pittsburgh edges out Philadelphia
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: UNDER FIRST 5 Innings
Pivetta was terrible in his last start, but I’m still a fan of his stat line and has the swing-and-miss stuff to bounce back. Williams should be able to hold his own against this slumping Philadelphia lineup. Its hard to choose between either team, but I’ll back the first five innings under.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Pirates 5 – Phillies 4
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