Pirates vs Phillies Prediction MLB Picks Free 7/30
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- Jul 30, 2023, 8:33:06 AM
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MLB Experts Picks: Phillies vs Pirates Detailed Game Analysis
Coming off a series split, the Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates are gearing up for the rubber match of their three-game series. With KingPin.pro's iOS and Android app, you can follow along with the best MLB picks for today and engage with a community of sports fans and betting enthusiasts.
Philadelphia Phillies: A Closer Look
The Phillies are sending southpaw Cristopher Sanchez to the mound. Despite his 0-3 record, Sanchez sports a respectable 2.98 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP over 42.1 innings pitched. His solid control, as shown by his 6 walks, along with 38 strikeouts, make him a difficult pitcher to face.
The Phillies' lineup is highlighted by power-hitter Kyle Schwarber, leading the team with 27 home runs and 65 RBIs, despite a low .185 average. Bryson Stott is another key player, boasting a .306 batting average. As a team, the Phillies are hitting .255 with 112 home runs and a .321 OBP.
The Phillies are fortunate with no current player injuries.
Pittsburgh Pirates: A Closer Look
The Pirates counter with lefty Rich Hill, who carries a 7-10 record, a 4.82 ERA, and a 1.47 WHIP over 114 innings. Hill's control has been less impressive with 44 walks. However, his 97 strikeouts show he can keep hitters off-balance.
Leading the Pirates' offense is Jack Suwinski with 21 home runs and 52 RBIs. Andrew McCutchen is their top average hitter, batting at .259. Overall, the Pirates' offense has been less effective, hitting .236 with 98 home runs and a .312 OBP.
The Pirates are missing relief pitcher Angel Perdomo due to suspension.
Based on our extensive review, we predict the Phillies will triumph over the Pirates. The Phillies edge the Pirates in both pitching and hitting. Sanchez's superior control and WHIP suggest fewer scoring opportunities for the Pirates. Additionally, the Phillies' more potent offense, led by Schwarber's power and Stott's consistency, is likely to capitalize on Hill's control issues. Furthermore, with no injuries, the Phillies are at their full strength, unlike the Pirates who are missing a key bullpen piece in Perdomo. For today's MLB picks free, our pick is the Phillies.
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