Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies 8/28/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies 8/28/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Pittsburgh Pirates will meet with the Philadelphia Phillies in MLB action in Citizens Bank Park, PA, on Sunday, August 28, 2022, at 1:35 PM ET.


In the first half of the year, Pittsburgh was among the weakest teams in the National League, but the Pirates were still largely competitive. Since the All-Star break, they were in a free decline, but that was not the case throughout the second half.


Before Saturday’s game, they only won two straight games once since August 4 and dropped 16 of their previous 20 matches.


Prior to being swept by Atlanta earlier this week, Pittsburgh lost two of the three games it played against Cincinnati last weekend. The Pirates are barely ahead of Washington in the standings and have the second-worst record in the NL.


Roansy Contreras, a right-handed pitcher, will start for Pittsburgh on Sunday. In his previous start against Atlanta, he went seven innings, surrendering two runs on four hits, 3 walks, and five strikeouts.


Since being called up to the majors, the youngster pitched at least 6 innings in each of his previous two outings. On July 7, Contreras let up seven runs in fewer than two innings, yet his season ERA is still a respectable 3.86.


  • The total went OVER in 12 of Pittsburgh’s last 17 matches. 
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates are 0-7 SU in their last 7 outings
  • Pittsburgh is 0-6 SU in their last 6 matches against the Philadelphia Phillies.

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies Predictions 8/28/2022


Throughout the second part of the season, Philadelphia went on a number of protracted winning runs that allowed the Phillies to seize possession of a predicted postseason place.


Between the end of July and the beginning of August, they gained 12 of the 13 games they played before dropping seven of their following 11.


Philadelphia recovered with yet another hot streak; earlier this week, it swept Cincinnati in a four-game series. The Phillies are 2.5 matches ahead of San Diego for the second NL Wild Card slot despite being 9.5 games behind New York in the National League East.


On Sunday afternoon, Noah Syndergaard, a right-handed pitcher, will start for Philadelphia. On Monday against Cincinnati, he gave up only one run over seven innings on 3 hits and 2 walks.


The lone damage came from a solo home run in the fifth inning. Since being acquired by the Phillies, Syndergaard pitched seven innings in two consecutive appearances and is 3-0 with a 3.60 ERA in four appearances.


  • The Philadelphia Phillies are 6-0 SU in their last 6 matches. 
  • The Phillies are 5-0 SU in their last 5 contests at home. 
  • Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in their last 7 matches at home against Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies. The MLB pick for this game is the Pittsburgh Pirates. The pitching battle is pretty even, and Syndergaard recently exceeded his expectations. He is likely to have some regression in the near future, making Pittsburgh a value play in this situation.


Additionally, there won’t be many bettors willing to back an underperforming Pirates club against a fired-up Philadelphia team, so bookies will inevitably up the odds on the underdog.


Contreras pitched seven solid innings in back-to-back starts; another extended performance puts the Pirates a live underdog to win the game outright. The Pittsburgh Pirates will win to a predicted score of 6-4.


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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies 8/28/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 1:35 PM (EDT)


Location: Citizens Bank Park, PA


Date: Sunday, August 28, 2022




MLB Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates +240


MLB Totals: 9


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