The Pittsburgh Pirates (74-83) will face the Philadelphia Phillies (88-69) on Wednesday night. Philadelphia walked off Pittsburgh in last night’s series opener 3-2. The Phillies’ Johan Rojas delivered the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the tenth off the Pirates’ David Bednar. With the win, the Phillies clinched a spot in the 2023 MLB postseason.
Fixture: Pittsburgh Pirates @ Philadelphia Phillies
Date and Time: Wednesday, September 27, 6:40 p.m. EST
Venue: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pirates vs. Phillies Betting Odds
|Team||Run Line||Total||Money Line|
|Pirates||+1.5 (-190)||Over 7.5 (-120)||+115|
|Phillies||-1.5 (+160)||Under 7.5 (+100)||-135|
Odds via Barstool Sportsbook
Johan Oviedo will toe the slab for the Phillies on Wednesday. The righty is 9-14 with a 4.12 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 31 starts. However, he has surrendered just one run in his previous 11 innings. Oviedo posted a 3.21 ERA in 56 innings last season.
Oviedo owns a 5.14 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in seven innings against the Phillies. He last faced them in 2022, allowing one run on three hits in two innings. The former St. Louis Cardinal has allowed one run in 0.2 innings at Citizen Bank in Philadephia. For his career, Oviedo holds a 3.95 ERA at home compared to a 4.45 ERA on the road.
The Phillies will counter with Ranger Suarez. The lefty is 4-6 with a 3.89 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in 21 starts. He has allowed three or fewer runs in four of his last five starts. Suarez posted a 10-7 record with a 3.65 ERA in 2022.
Suarez is 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 0.57 WHIP in 19.1 innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He last faced them in 2022, firing six shutout innings while striking out six. The 28-year-old is 15-9 with a 3.60 ERA at home compared to 14-12 with a 3.05 ERA on the road.
Pirates vs. Phillies Betting Prediction
I like the under in this matchup. The Pirates’ Johan Oviedo has been solid lately, while the Phillies’ Ranger Suarez has excellent career numbers against Pittsburgh. Additionally, the two offenses were sluggish in the series opener on Tuesday night. So, let’s take the under in this National League tilt.