Pirates vs. Phillies Prediction
The host Philadelphia Phillies downed the in-state foe Pittsburgh Pirates last night on a home run in the 11th inning. Can Philadelphia record another win tonight in its quest for a postseason bid?
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Citizens Bank Park at 7:05PM ET
TV: MLB Network
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Phillies are a -137 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Pirates are a +127 underdog, while the total is set at 10 runs. As of Tuesday morning, 71 percent of public bets are siding with host Philadelphia. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Pirates fall in 11 innings
Pittsburgh lost by a count of 6-5 in 11 innings Monday night at Philadelphia to drop to 55-75 overall and 26-38 on the road. Josh Bell helped lead the Pirates off the bench as he went 1-for-1 with a solo home run plus two walks. Kevin Newman ended the contest 2-for-6 with two RBIs. Colin Moran was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Michael Feliz took the loss in relief as he gave up a walk-off home run to the only batter he faced. Steven Brault takes the mound tonight as he enters with a 3-3 record, 3.98 ERA and 1.41 WHIP with 74 strikeouts over 83 2/3 innings.
Rodriguez crushes walk-off homer
Sean Rodriguez hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th inning Monday night to send Philadelphia to a 6-5 victory over Pittsburgh. Rodriguez finished 1-for-2 off the bench with a home run plus a walk. Corey Dickerson went 1-for-4 with a home run, a walk and two RBIs. Brad Miller finished 1-for-3 with a homer, two walks and two RBIs. Bryce Harper was 1-for-5 with a solo home run. J.T. Realmuto ended the contest 3-for-5 with two runs scored. Mike Morin picked up the win in relief as he gave up two hits with no strikeouts and one walk over two innings. Drew Smyly gets the start today for Philliy as he comes in with a 2-6 record, 6.99 ERA and 1.69 WHIP with 86 strikeouts over 83 2/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Pirates are 5-2 in their last seven Tuesday games. Pittsburgh is 0-6 in the last six Brault starts.
The Phillies are 10-1 in their last 11 Tuesday games. Philadelphia is 5-1 in the last six Smyly starts.
The Phillies won a thriller last night, but sometimes that can lead to a flat performance the next day. Pittsburgh came into last night's game playing good baseball and it took the hosts to the wire last night. Brault has been solid as of late, while Smyly coughs up home runs and overall has had a very disappointing season. Taking a shot on the dogs in this spot.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: PITTSBURGH PIRATES +127