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Arizona Diamondbacks Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Pittsburgh Pirates

Arizona Diamondbacks

vs

Pittsburgh Pirates
Thursday, July 03, 2014 7:05 PM ET
PNC Park

The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Arizona Diamondbacks invade PNC Park on Thursday.

Pittsburgh hands the ball to starter Vance Worley in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-0 mark on the year. Arizona counters with Brandon McCarthy, who will try to quiet the fans and the Pirates bats at the same time.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Odds and Betting Line

Those going with the Pittsburgh Pirates in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -142 at TopBet for Thursday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 7.5 at BetOnline.

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Computer Prediction: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Pittsburgh Pirates Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.2-3.4 victory for the Pirates. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

44-40 Pittsburgh battles the Diamondbacks, currently with a 35-51 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Arizona injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 5 (Pittsburgh Pirates) and the No. 10 (Arizona Diamondbacks) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How Arizona Diamondbacks vs Pittsburgh Pirates Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Pittsburgh Pirates No. 16-ranked scoring average of 4.08 runs per game, against a Arizona Diamondbacks offense rated No. 20 and scoring 3.92 runs per game. The Pirates have averaged 8.85 hits per game to date this season, more than the Diamondbacks hitters have managed (8.78 per nine innings).

Defensively, Arizona features the No. 21-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.39 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 at home, scoring 4.38 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Arizona was a 5-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Pirates. They lost as +155 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors. Arizona looks to rebound from a loss to the Pirates, who beat them 5-1 on Wednesday behind a start from Charlie Morton at PNC Park.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds Trends

Arizona is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 5 games
Arizona is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Arizona at Atlanta, Friday, July 4th
Pittsburgh home to Philadelphia, Friday, July 4th