MLB Matchups  >>  Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Philadelphia Phillies Preview 04/23/2013

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Philadelphia Phillies will both be trying to pick up a win on Tuesday when they battle at Citizens Bank Park.

Jeff Locke will be the starting pitcher for the Pirates on this day. Lefthander Locke is 1-1 this season with a 5.17 ERA.

The Phillies will counter Locke with Cole Hamels. Lefthander Hamels has a 6.46 ERA to go along with a 0-2 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Phillies listed as 157-moneyline favorites versus the Pirates, while the game's total is sitting at 7½.
Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Phillies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at +111 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
Philadelphia has won 2 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Pittsburgh: 10-9 SU
Philadelphia: 9-11 SU
PITTSBURGH MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

PHILADELPHIA MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a win are 4-6


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Pittsburgh is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 13 games when playing Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 8 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Philadelphia's last 14 games at home

NEXT UP:
Philadelphia home to Pittsburgh, Wednesday, April 24