Philadelphia Phillies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 28 (8/28): MLB
- Aug 28, 2022, 12:36:01 AM
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|Time||1:35 p.m. EST|
|Phillies money line||-300|
|Phillies run line||-1.5 (-145)|
|Pirates money line||+240|
|Pirates run line||+1.5 (+125)|
|Over / under||9|
|Philadelphia Phillies||Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Home / road record||38-29||21-41|
|Last 10 record||6-4||2-8|
|Over / under record||62-58-6||58-59-8|
|Runs / game||4.64||3.58|
|Runs allowed / game||4.03||5.13|
The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Philadelphia Phillies will play the 3rd game of the series at the Citizens Bank Park on Sunday. The Phillies took the win 7-4 in the first game of the series. This article was written prior to the conclusion of 2nd game of the series.
The Phillies get to this game with a 71-55 record and have won 6 of their last 7 games. The team is averaging 4.64 runs per game. They're batting for .252 AVG, 580 runs scored in 1073 hits and 161 home runs, ranking #7 in offense in the league behind the Toronto Blue Jays. Kyle Schwarber leads the team with 35 home runs and 73 RBI while Alec Bohm is batting for .292 avg.
Defensively they are allowing 4.03 runs per game and rank #11 in the league. Zack Wheeler leads the team with a 3.07 ERA, 148 strikeouts and 11 wins recorded for the Phillies.
Probable Pitcher: Noah Syndergaard (8-8, 3.77 ERA)
Syndergaard will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for Philadelphia. Syndergaard allowed one run on three hits and two walks over seven innings Monday, striking out one and earning a win over the Reds. He has a 2-1 record with an ERA of 1.65 and 24 strikeouts in 4 appearances versus the Pirates in his career.
The Pirates get to this game with a 47-78 record and have lost 8 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 3.58 runs per game. They're batting for .221 AVG, 444 runs scored in 896 hits and 121 home runs, ranking #28 in offense in the league behind the Washington Nationals. Bryan Reynolds leads the team in home runs with 20, 46 RBI and batting for an average of .258.
Defensively they are allowing 5.13 runs per game and ranking #27 in the league. JT Brubaker leads the pitching staff with a 4.39 ERA, 132 strikeouts and 3 wins with the Pirates.
Probable Pitcher: Roansy Contreras (2-4, 3.86 ERA)
Contreras will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Pirates. Contreras took the loss Monday, allowing two runs on four hits and three walks over seven innings against Atlanta. He struck out five. He hasn't pitched agianst the Phillies in his career.
Pittsburgh are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games against Philadelphia.
Pittsburgh are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games on the road.
Pittsburgh are 2-10 SU in their last 12 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 7 games against Pittsburgh.
Philadelphia are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home.
The Phillies offense continue to stay hot and are averaging 5 runs per game in the last 10 games and have dominated the Pirates this season. For this game they'll send Noah Syndergaard to the mound who has been good lately and has dominated the Pirates in his career. Roansy Contreras will take the mound for the Pirates who has been up and down this season and the Pirates are 4-7 when he has started. The Phillies are by far the better team and are on fire offensively. Take the Phillies
PICK: Phillies -1.5 (-145)
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