Pittsburgh Pirates at Philadelphia Phillies - 8/27/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies (71-55) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (47-78)

Game Info: Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 6:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Kyle Gibson (8-5) (4.30) vs Tyler Beede (1-3) (4.13)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia Phillies -275 / Pittsburgh Pirates +220 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates will play the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 2 of their series at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday night.

The Pittsburgh Pirates are 47-78 this season and have lost six games in a row. Pittsburgh lost Game 1 of this series by a score of 7-4 on Friday night. The Pittsburgh pitching staff has a 4.72 ERA, a 1.43 WHIP, and a .264 opponent batting average this season. The Pirates offense has scored 448 runs with a .220 batting average and a .287 on base percentage. Bryan Reynolds is batting .254 with 21 home runs and 48 RBI’s for the Pirates this season. The projected starter for Pittsburgh is Tyler Beede, who is 1-3 with a 4.13 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP over 52.1 innings pitched this season.

The Philadelphia Phillies are 71-55 this season and have won five games in a row. Prior to winning Game 1 of this series, Philadelphia won all four games in their series against Cincinnati. The Philadelphia pitching staff has a 3.74 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP, and a .238 opponent batting average. The Phillies offense has scored 587 runs with a .253 batting average and a .315 on base percentage this year. Kyle Schwarber is batting .213 with 35 home runs and 73 RBI’s for the Phillies this season. The projected starter for Philadelphia is Kyle Gibson, who is 8-5 with a 4.30 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP over 132 innings pitched this season.

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Pittsburgh is 23-50 in their last 73 games and 0-4 in their last 4 Saturday games. The over is 6-1 in Pittsburgh’s last 7 road games. Philadelphia is 5-0 in their last 5 home games and 21-8 in their last 29 games. The under is 18-9-3 in these two teams last 30 head to head meetings.

Philadelphia is playing great baseball right now and comes into this game on a five game winning streak. Pittsburgh has lost six games in a row and their pitching staff has not been good. Pittsburgh is starting Tyler Beede, who has allowed six earned runs over his last 10.2 innings pitched. For the Phillies, Kyle Gibson has allowed eight earned runs over his last 24.1 innings of work. I like the Phillies to win again and expect them to win by a couple of runs.

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David’s Pick Phillies -1.5

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