Pittsburgh Pirates at Philadelphia Phillies - 8/28/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies (72-55) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (47-79)

Game Info: Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 1:35 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Noah Syndergaard (8-8) (3.77) vs Roansy Contreras (3-4) (3.86)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia Phillies -310 / Pittsburgh Pirates +245 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates will play the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 3 of their series at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday afternoon.

The Pittsburgh Pirates are 47-79 this season and have lost seven games in a row. Pittsburgh has lost the first two games of this series by scores of 7-4 and 6-0. The Pittsburgh pitching staff has a 4.73 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 .251 with 21 home runs and 48 RBI’s for the Pirates this season. The projected starter for Pittsburgh is Roansy Contreras, who is 3-4 with a 3.86 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP over 63 innings pitched this season.

The Philadelphia Phillies are 72-55 this season and have won six games in a row. Prior to winning the first two games in this series, Philadelphia won all four games in their series against Cincinnati. The Philadelphia pitching staff has a 3.71 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and a .237 opponent batting average. The Phillies offense has scored 593 runs with a .253 batting average and a .316 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 Noah Syndergaard, who is 8-8 with a 3.77 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP over 105 innings pitched this season.

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Pittsburgh is 23-51 in their last 74 games and 1-4 in their last 5 Sunday games. The over is 4-0-1 in Pittsburgh’s last 5 Sunday games. Philadelphia is 6-0 in their last 6 home games and 22-8 in their last 30 games. The under is 10-2-1 in Philadelphia’s last 13 game three’s of a series. Pittsburgh is 7-20 in these two teams last 27 head to head meetings.

Philadelphia continues to play very well as they continue to fight for a wild card spot, while Pittsburgh has lost seven games in a row. Syndergaard has pitched decently well for Philadelphia over his last four starts and I expect him to lead the Phillies to a comfortable win in this matchup.

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David’s Pick Phillies -1.5

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