MLB Matchups  >>  Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Philadelphia Phillies Preview 04/22/2013

A winning streak will be on the line for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday when they battle the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

The Pirates will give the ball to starter AJ Burnett in this one. Righthander Burnett is 1-2 this season with a 2.63 ERA.

It'll be Tyler Cloyd toeing the rubber for the Phillies in this contest. Righthander Cloyd is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Pirates listed as 125-moneyline favorites versus the Phillies, while the game's total is sitting at 8.
The Pirates were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +150 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Philadelphia won its last outing, a 7-3 result against the Cardinals on April 21. Bettors who backed the Phillies at -108 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

CURRENT STREAK:
Pittsburgh has won 3 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Pittsburgh: 10-8 SU
Philadelphia: 8-11 SU
PITTSBURGH MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

PHILADELPHIA MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 7-3
After a win are 4-6


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Philadelphia is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Philadelphia's last 13 games at home

NEXT UP:
Philadelphia home to Pittsburgh, Tuesday, April 23