Phillies vs. Pirates Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, April 13, 2024

The Philadelphia Phillies will take the field against the Pittsburgh Pirates (10-4) on Saturday. The game begins at 4:05 PM ET on SportsNet PT, with the Phillies listed as -155 favorites on the moneyline.

Philadelphia’s Spencer Turnbull and Pittsburgh’s Marco Gonzales have been named the starters for this contest.

Phillies vs. Pirates Odds

  • Phillies odds to win: -155
  • Pirates odds to win: +130
  • Spread: Phillies -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs
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    Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, April 13, 2024
  • Time: 4:05 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet PT
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    Who Will Win Phillies vs. Pirates?

    Phillies and Pirates Betting Trends

    The Phillies have gone 5-5 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 50% of those games).

    Philadelphia has a 2-3 record (winning 40% of its games) when playing as moneyline favorites of -155 or shorter.

    This season, the Pirates have been the underdog 10 times and won eight of those games.

    Pittsburgh has played as an underdog of +130 or more once this season and won that game.

    The Phillies have combined with opponents to hit the over on the total five times this season for a 5-9-0 record against the over/under.

    The Pirates’ games have gone over the total in eight of their 14 chances.

    Phillies Stats & Insights

    The Phillies rank 22nd in runs scored with 52, 3.7 per game.

    Philadelphia is 12th in MLB action with 14 total home runs.

    The Phillies have the 19th-ranked batting average in the majors (.232).

    Philadelphia strikes out 9.2 times per game, the No. 24 average in MLB.

    The pitching staff for the Phillies has a collective 9.4 K/9, the seventh-best in the majors.

    Philadelphia’s 3.71 team ERA ranks 11th across all MLB pitching staffs.

    Pirates Stats & Insights

    The Pirates have scored 75 runs this season, which ranks seventh in MLB.

    Pittsburgh ranks 21st in Major League Baseball with 12 home runs.

    The Pirates have a team batting average of .264 this season, which ranks eighth among MLB teams.

    Pittsburgh is a team with a lot of swing and miss this season, ranking 26th with an average of 9.6 strikeouts per game.

    The Pirates average the 16th-most strikeouts per nine innings (8.5) in the majors this season.

    Pittsburgh has the 10th-best ERA (3.60) in the majors this season.

    Phillies Key Players to Watch

    Turnbull (1-0) gets the start for the Phillies, his third of the season.

    Bryce Harper has been key for Philadelphia with 11 hits, an OBP of .304 plus a slugging percentage of .460.

    Brandon Marsh is batting .326 with four home runs and nine RBI, all three of which rank first for Philadelphia this season.

    Alec Bohm is among the top hitters for Philadelphia with a .250 average and nine RBI.

    Bryson Stott has 10 hits and an OBP of .308 to go with a slugging percentage of .311 this season.

    Pirates Key Players to Watch

    Gonzales heads to the mound for the Pirates to make his third start of the season, seeking his first win.

    Connor Joe has five doubles, a home run and seven walks while hitting .318.

    Bryan Reynolds has made the most of his opportunities as he leads his team with 11 RBI.

    Edward Olivares has hit a team-high three homers.

    Ke’Bryan Hayes is hitting .273 with three doubles and nine walks.

    Phillies and Pirates Injuries

    Phillies: Rafael Marchan: 10 Day IL (Back), Orion Kerkering: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Taijuan Walker: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Dylan Covey: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Luis Ortiz: 15 Day IL (Ankle), Michael Rucker: 15 Day IL (Hand)

    Pirates: Yasmani Grandal: 10 Day IL (Foot), Ji-Hwan Bae: 10 Day IL (Hip), Jason Delay: 10 Day IL (Knee), Ryan Borucki: 15 Day IL (Left triceps inflammation), Dauri Moreta: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Johan Oviedo: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Endy Rodriguez: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

    Phillies vs. Pirates Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Pirates 5, Phillies 4
  • Total Prediction: Under 8.5 runs
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