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Pirates vs. Phillies - 6/12/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies (22-39) at Pittsburgh Pirates (32-27)

MLB Baseball: Friday, June 12, 2015 at 7:05 pm (PNC Park)

S O'Sullivan (1-4) (4.96) vs. J Locke (3-3) (5.37)

The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates / Philadelphia Phillies --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: CSN-PHI, ROOT-PIT

The Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates begin a three-game series Friday night.

The Philadelphia Phillies need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Phillies have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Phillies have lost five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Ben Revere leads Philadelphia with 63 hits and 16 RBI while Ryan Howard and Chase Utley have combined for 52 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies have lost seven straight road games. Kevin Correia gets the nod, and he was 7-17 with a 5.44 ERA and 79 strikeouts last season. Correia is 3-1 with a 3.69 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.

Pirates vs. Phillies - 6/12/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Pittsburgh Pirates look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Pirates have scored three runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four straight games. The Pirates have lost four of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Andrew McCutchen leads Pittsburgh with 61 hits and 37 RBI while Neil Walker and Starling Marte have combined for 64 RBI. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won six of their last eight home games. Jeff Locke takes the hill, and he’s 3-3 with a 5.37 ERA and 49 strikeouts this season. Locke is 4-0 with a 1.35 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.

The Phillies are 4-1 in their last 5 games following an off day and 1-5 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series. The Pirates are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series and 1-4 in Lockes last 5 starts. The Phillies are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Pittsburgh and 3-8 in the last 11 meetings overall. 

The Pirates have been money at home as of late, and Locke has owned the Phillies throughout his career. Give me Pittsburgh for the victory at home. 

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