Arizona Diamondbacks vs Pittsburgh Pirates Preview
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds
MLB wagering interest swings to the Arizona vs Pittsburgh battle on Tuesday at Chase Field as the Diamondbacks try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
It's a pitching duel between Brandon McCarthy for the Diamondbacks (0-0 on the year) and James McDonald for Pittsburgh (0-1 so far).
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Diamondbacks as -138 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
The Diamondbacks - Pirates odds would favor the Diamondbacks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Arizona is rated No. 8 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 11 in the National League.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Arizona owns the No. 1 ranking for hits in the National League at 11 per game. By contrast, the Pirates are rated No. 15 in the same category at 3.7 per game.
Arizona owns the National League's No. 10 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's National League No. 3-rated defense.
The Pirates were a 5-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Diamondbacks. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +133 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. Pittsburgh looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Diamondbacks, a 5-3 final on Monday in support of Wandy Rodriguez at Chase Field.
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Arizona are 6-4
After playing Arizona are 5-5
After a win are 2-8
Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
A few Pirates at Diamondbacks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Pittsburgh's last 13 games
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing on the road against Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games at home
Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 7 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Arizona's last 9 games
Pittsburgh at Arizona, Wednesday, April 10