Phillies vs Pirates: Betting preview, how to watch & betting predictions

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Philadelphia Phillies’ Brandon Marsh heads to first after hitting an RBI single off St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Andre Pallante, left, during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Phillies vs Pirates: After an explosive start to the series, the Phillies look to build on their rampant 5-run outing last time out and win their third game in a row. Can they keep the good times rolling against a local rival?

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Phillies vs Pirates: Game info

Date: Friday, April 12th
Time: 6:40PM ET
Location: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
TV channel: NBC Sports Philadelphia

Phillies vs Pirates: Betting info

Spread: Philadelphia Phillies -1.5 (+130) | Pittsburgh Pirates +1.5 (-155)
Moneyline: Philadelphia Phillies -162 | Pittsburgh Pirates +136
Total: Over/Under 9

Phillies vs Pirates: Pitching preview

Christopher Sanchez (0-1, 4.82 ERA) vs Bailey Falter (0-0, 5.40 ERA)

An old friend takes the mound in game 2 of this series as Bailey Falter toes the rubber against his former team. If any team knows how to exploit Falter, it’s the one that drafted him and a group of batters who spent a couple of years working with him on a daily basis. This should give an edge to the Phils, but ony time will tell.

Christopher Sanchez will start for the home team. He’s given up 5+ hits and 2+ runs in both of his appearances so far this season, and has pitched 9 total innings. The worrying news for him is that the Pirates rank 4th in hits this season and have a .266 batting average. Yesterday’s misfire was very much the exception to the rule and Sanchez would be vulnerable as a result.

Philadelphia Phillies starter Cristopher Sanchez pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 6, 2023, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

Phillies vs Diamondbacks: Game 7 betting preview

This game has ‘OVER’ written all over it. The Phils pushed 5 runs home yesterday and this is a pitching matchup that sees two exploitable arms take the mound. The Pirates have been a very efficient offense this season and the Philadelphia bats seem to be waking up.

Philadelphia Phillies’ Kyle Schwarber celebrates after a home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the sixth inning in Game 2 of the baseball NL Championship Series in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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