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Arizona Diamondbacks battle vs Pittsburgh Pirates highlights MLB odds menu

Pittsburgh PiratesArizona Diamondbacks
April 17, 9:40 PM | GrassChase Field

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds

3-7TEAM RECORD7-3

Arizona will look to improve on its 7-3 record when take on Pittsburgh, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Tuesday.

Ian Kennedy will take the mound for Arizona, and he'll carry a 2-0 record into the contest. Jeff Karstens gets the ball for Pittsburgh; he's 0-1 so far this season.

View Pittsburgh vs Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Diamondbacks as -200 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 15 (Diamondbacks) and the No. 14 (Pirates) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Arizona's National League No. 3-ranked scoring average of 4.8 runs per game, against a Pirates offense rated No. 16 and scoring 1.9 runs per game in the league. The Diamondbacks have averaged 8.1 hits per game to date this season, more than the Pirates hitters have managed (6 per nine innings).

Arizona owns the National League's No. 7 defense, allowing 3.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's National League No. 3-rated defense.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 5-1 loser as they battled the Diamondbacks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Diamondbacks at -124 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Pirates were saddled with a loss last time out in Erik Bedard's start, as they lost 5-1 against Arizona on Monday at Chase Field.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Arizona are 6-4
After playing Arizona are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Pirates at Diamondbacks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Arizona
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Arizona
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games at home
Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Arizona, Wednesday, April 18