Philadelphia Phillies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates 7-28-23 MLB Prediction, Bets, and Odds

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates 7/28/23 – Start getting excited for an exhilarating Friday night of baseball as the Philadelphia Phillies face the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Expect an exhilarating matchup between Zack Wheeler, representing the Phillies, and Mitch Keller, representing Pittsburgh – two top aces who should make for an entertaining encounter. Canadian MLB prop bets add even more thrills as these two teams duke it out on the diamond. Let’s join the action and experience this thrilling battle unfolding before us.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates 

Date & Time: Friday, July 28, 2023 at 7:05 PM ET

Location: PNC Park


Philadelphia Phillies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates 7/28/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: -160

Spread: -1.5 (+100)

Total: 8.5 over (-105)


Moneyline: +147

Spread: +1.5 (-120)

Total: 8.5 under (-115)

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Analysis

Philadelphia Phillies enter this crucial matchup boasting an offensive unit that has proven itself consistently throughout the season, boasting a batting average of 0.256 and an on-base percentage of 0.319, proving they can get on base consistently and create scoring opportunities. Their offense has been vital in their successes, scoring 458 runs while hitting 111 homers for an incredible slugging percentage of 0.415.

Zack Wheeler has proven himself an indispensable member of their starting rotation and one of their most valued assets. Wheeler has made himself an invaluable member of the Phillies’ pursuit of victory with an impressive win-loss record of 7-5 and an ERA of 3.88. His consistently strong performances are one reason they continue progressing as an organization. He has shown impressive composure and skill across his 20 starts this season, allowing only 112 hits, 54 runs, and 10 homers with only 23 walks issued due to poor control. He has an impressive strikeout record, boasting 134 strikeouts in 118.1 innings pitched. Thanks to this capable starting pitcher, the Phillies hold a distinct edge entering this matchup.

The Pittsburgh Pirates face an uphill challenge against Zack Wheeler and the Philadelphia Phillies. To compete effectively against them, their offense must raise its performance significantly; their current batting average of 0.236 and on-base percentage of 0.312 has limited their ability to generate runs this season; so far, they’ve scored 421 runs with 97 homers hitting for them with a slugging percentage of 0.385 showing some power-hitting capabilities but falling short when compared with rival teams.

Mitch Keller will lead the Pirates on the mound on Tuesday against the Philadelphia Phillies and attempt to contain their potent offense. His performance this season has been strong, with a 9-6 record and 4.01 ERA, suggesting he can keep them competitive throughout. In 21 starts, he has allowed 116 hits, 62 runs, and 16 homers while also striking out 137 batters efficiently, although 37 walks were issued while also showing his ability to strike out effectively. To give their chances a chance against such an aggressive, offensive attack from Phillies, pitcher Mitch Keller must perform at his best if he wants the Pirates to win this matchup.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Against the Spread

The Philadelphia Phillies have shown impressive betting trends recently, with six out of their last nine games ending up UNDER. Furthermore, they have dominated against Pittsburgh Pirates over their last seven matchups, winning all seven matches while being successful against them on the road by taking five victories away from home against them.

Meanwhile, the Pirates have had difficulty winning only five out of 17 contests in recent games. But their last ten outings have proven successful, with seven going OVER total game expectations.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Free Pick

Based on the analysis and the latest odds and trends, we recommended these picks:

Moneyline: Phillies -160

Considering the betting odds and the Phillies’ potent offense and pitching, they are the favored team to win the game.

Spread: Phillies -1.5 (+100)

The Phillies have shown a propensity to win games convincingly, making them a solid pick to cover the spread.

Total: 8.5 over (-105)

With the predicted score indicating nine runs, betting on the total going OVER is a reasonable choice.

Prediction: 3-6 Philadelphia Phillies win

Both teams will look to showcase their best skills on the field in this highly anticipated clash between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Phillies, with their superior offense and pitching led by Zack Wheeler, have the edge over the struggling Pirates. As the MLB betting favorites, they are poised to seize a victory in this Friday night baseball showdown. However, in baseball, surprises can happen, so fans are in for an exciting game at PNC Park. Enjoy the spectacle of America’s favorite pastime and revel in the drama and skill that unfolds on the diamond.