Pittsburgh Pirates at Philadelphia Phillies - 8/26/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies (69-55) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (47-77)

Game Info: Friday, August 26, 2022 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Zack Wheeler (11-7) (3.07) vs Bryse Wilson (2-7) (5.74)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia Phillies -345 / Pittsburgh Pirates +230 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies face off on Friday in an MLB game at Citizens Bank Park. 

The Pirates come into this game with a 47-77 record overall and they have lost five games in a row. In the last game against the Atlanta Braves, the Pirates pitching again was a big issue giving up 14 runs and that led to the 12 run defeat. The Pirates overall has been an issue and they are averaging 3.58 runs per game which is 28th in the league. In this game, if the Pirates want any chance to win the game, the offense needs to be good. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Phillies who sit with a 70-55 record overall and on Thursday it was the pitching that was the difference on the way to the easy victory. The Phillies pitching overall has been pretty strong giving up 4.04 runs per game. The offense is also ranked 7th in the league. The big news for the Phillies heading into this game is they will be getting Bryce Harper back in this game. 

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On the mound for the Pirates is Bryse Wilson who sits with a 2-7 record and an ERA of 5.74. In his last start against the Cincinnati Reds, he went seven innings giving up five hits and three runs. 

On the mound for the Phillies is Zack Wheeler who sits with an 11-7 record overall and an ERA of 3.07. In Wheeler’s last start against the New York Mets, he went 5.1 innings giving up five hits and four runs. 

The Phillies are 9-1 in their past ten games against the National League Central. The under is 6-0 in Wheeler’s last six Friday starts. The Phillies are 5-1 in their last six games during Game 1 of a series. The over is 2-0-2 in Wilson’s last four starts overall. 

The Pirates pitching has been an issue this season, and it’s not going to get any better with Bryse Wilson on the mound. Wilson sits with an ERA of 5.74 and I expect the Phillies hot bats are going to continue the success scoring here. Wheeler sits with an ERA of 3.07 and that is going to be the difference as Philadelphia gets the job done. Back the Phillies -1.5.

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Shane’s Pick Phillies 1,5

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