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(76-55) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Philadelphia Phillies (60-71)
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time: 4:05 PM ET
Venue: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Projected Pitchers: Steven Brault vs Jake Thompson
MLB Moneyline Odds: Pittsburgh -128
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: Over 8.5 @ -118
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The Pirates are all but out of the Wildcard race in the NL East, currently sitting 22.5 games back of the first place Chicago Cubs team.
In what is considered a disappointing season, the Pirates do have some bright spots, amongst them call-ups Jameson Taillon and Josh Bell.
Pittsburgh will certainly hope for a reclamation season from star Andrew McCutchen after posting a career low batting average so far.
Steven Brault will get the start for the Bucs, entering the matchup in Philadelphia with a 3.38 ERA, but also a 1.54 WHIP across his five starts.
The 24-year old lefty has 19 strikeouts across 24 innings, but has logged just one quality start thus far and will be looking for win #1 of his young career.
The Phillies currently sit in fourth place in the NL East and the rebuilding squad is already planning for next season.
Philly’s offense is led primarily by Odubel Herrera and Maikel Franco, though Cesar Hernandez currently sports a team-leading batting average of .289.
Cameron Rupp looks like a decent lineup fixture behind the plate, with 15 homers and a .260 average in his 339 at bats.
Jake Thompson will take to the hill for the Phillies, carrying a lowly 6.05 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP across seven starts.
The 22-year old was once the top prospect that came over in the Cole Hamels deal, but his star has dimmed considerably since the deal despite his age.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The Pirates are 33-35 on the road
- Pittsburgh is 2-8 in their last 10 games.
- Steven Brault has not allowed more than 3 earned runs in any start.
- Philly is 31-39 at home.
- The Phillies are 4-6 in their last 10 games.
Free Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Prediction:
Neither team has much to play for aside from pride and experience at this point, but the pitching matchup certainly favors the visiting Pirates.
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I still like Pittsburgh’s offense ahead of Philly’s, despite the injury to Josh Harrison and down year from Cutch.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Pittsburgh 5 – Philadelphia 3
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