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2019 MLB Season
(54-75) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Philadelphia Phillies (67-61)
Date: Monday, August 26, 2019
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Joe Musgrove vs. Jason Vargas
MLB Moneyline Odds: Pirates +124 | Phillies -127
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9.5
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The Pirates continue their awful 2019 campaign when they head to Philadelphia to play the Phillies. The batting and pitching have both let the Pirates down this year and the management of the club will have their work cut out for them in the off season to make sure next year is better. Joe Musgrove (8-12, 4.74 ERA) will head to the mound in an attempt to spring a road upset and he has had an up and down year void of much consistency.
Musgrove followed up an excellent outing against the Cubs, with a poor game against the Nats. In that last game he went 5 innings allowing 6 runs off of 7 hits and will need to get back to how he pitched against the Cubs if he wants to give his club a chance here.
Philadelphia will be riding a nice 7-3 run in their last 10 when they welcome the Pirates into Citizens Bank Park. Due to great recent run the Phillies now find themselves as serious contenders in the NL Wild Card race sitting only 1.5 games back. Looking to continue this hot run at home, the Phillies will send Jason Vargas (6-6, 3.99 ERA) who is having a decent year.
Since joining the Phillies Vargas has been decent giving up 8 runs on 15 hits in his last three starts spanning 16.2 innings pitched. He has really struggled with his put away pitches, though, as he has only registered 6 strikeouts in that time.
The Phillies lefty is in a really good spot here, however, as the Pirates do not possess a great batting lineup and he gets them at home.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Pirates are 16-40 in their last 56 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Pirates are 10-30 in their last 40 overall.
- Pirates are 1-4 in Musgroves last 5 road starts vs. a team with a winning record.
- Phillies are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. National League Central.
- Pirates are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Philadelphia.
Free Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Prediction:
The Pirates have been one of the worst teams in baseball lately with a 10-30 record in their last 40. It’s hard to imagine the Phillies dropping a pretty straight forward game at home with the pressure put on them in terms of the Wild Card race. I think the Phillies will come out as about -150 favorites so I am going to go with the runline in this spot and take the + money.
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Cash in on the Phillies at home and bet them on the runline this Monday.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Pirates 3 – Phillies 8
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