Pittsburgh Pirates at Philadelphia Phillies MLB Parlay 8/26/2019
Monday, August 26, 2019
Citizens Bank Park
Get todays MLB odds and lines on this game.
Probable Pitchers: Joe Musgrove vs. Jason Vargas
Josh Bell and the Pittsburgh Pirates (54-75, 5th in NL Central) head to Citizens Bank Park on Monday where they'll take on the Philadelphia Phillies (67-61, 3rd in NL East). The odds on this contest have the Pirates priced at +120 and the Phillies are at -130. The total opens at 9.5.
The Pirates have been terrible for baseball wagerers, having gone 54-75-0 SU. Philadelphia covers 52.3% of the time, going 67-61-0 straight up.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pirates have been a bad Under option for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 73-52-4.
Pittsburgh covers 40.6% of the time as a visitor, having gone 26-38-0 straight up.
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Phillies are covering 57.6% of the time at Citizens Bank Park, going 38-28-0 SU.
The Phillies have been a good Under option for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 60-65-3.
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
8/21/2019 Chris Archer SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/21/2019 Clay Holmes RP Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/14/2019 Jameson Taillon SP Elbow Out for the season
8/8/2019 Lonnie Chisenhall RF Calf Out for the season
8/8/2019 Nick Burdi RP Collarbone Out for the season
7/25/2019 Gregory Polanco RF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
3/28/2019 Edgar Santana RP Elbow Out for the season
3/1/2019 Chad Kuhl SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
8/24/2019 Juan Nicasio RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
8/24/2019 Jay Bruce LF Arm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/21/2019 Victor Arano RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
8/21/2019 Seranthony Dominguez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 9
8/20/2019 Jake Arrieta SP Elbow Out for the season
8/18/2019 Adam Morgan RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/17/2019 David Robertson RP Elbow Out for the season
8/17/2019 Roman Quinn CF Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/15/2019 Edubray Ramos RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
7/23/2019 Tommy Hunter RP Forearm Out for the season
7/12/2019 Pat Neshek RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
6/24/2019 Andrew McCutchen LF Knee Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 54-75 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Joe Musgrove has a 8-12 record with an earned run average of 4.74 and a WHIP of 1.24 this season. He has 125 strikeouts over his 142.1 innings pitched and he's given up 143 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.76 and they have given up 490 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 537 hitters and walked 229 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.01. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 1,183 base hits and 637 earned runs. They have allowed 186 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 459 batters and struck out 1,143. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.70.
Related: How to Bet Parlays
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .262, good for 7th in the league. The Pirates hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Josh Bell is hitting .275 with an on-base percentage of .361. He has 128 hits this season in 465 at bats with 102 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .574 and an OPS+ of 139. Starling Marte is hitting .290 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 142 hits and he has driven in 75 men in 490 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Pirates have 1,175 hits, including 253 doubles and 137 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 347 times so far this season and they have struck out 978 times as a unit. They have left 880 men on base and have a team OPS of .740. They score 4.61 runs per contest and have scored a total of 595 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 67-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.99, Jason Vargas has a 6-6 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 92 strikeouts over the 117.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 101 hits. He's allowing 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.65 and they have given up 461 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 449 batters and walked 180 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.61. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,164 base knocks and 589 earned runs this season. They have given up 209 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 427 hitters and struck out 1,080 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.97.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 21st in the league. The Phillies hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .254 with an OBP of .373. He has 117 hits this year along with 92 RBI in 461 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .497 with an OPS+ of 122. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .235 this season and he has an OBP of .384. He has collected 105 hits in 446 at bats while driving in 71 runs. He has an OPS+ of 120 and a slugging percentage of .471. The Phillies as a unit have 1,081 base hits, including 246 doubles and 160 homers. Philadelphia has walked 472 times this year and they have struck out on 1,131 occasions. They have had 914 men left on base and have an OPS of .745. They have scored 4.84 runs per game and totaled 620 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Pirates and over the total runs
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks