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Charlie Morton out to silence Diamondbacks bats in MLB contest

Arizona DiamondbacksPittsburgh Pirates
Aug 18, 1:35 PM | GrassPNC Park

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

63-58TEAM RECORD72-50

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

Pittsburgh hands the ball to starter Charlie Morton in this one and he'll try to improve on his 4-3 mark on the year. Arizona counters with Wade Miley, who will try to quiet the fans and the Pirates bats at the same time.

View Arizona vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Arizona before the first pitch in this match found them as +-137-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 8 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Pirates, most recently No. 6 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Diamondbacks, who rate a National League No. 4 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Diamondbacks rank No. 4 in the National League at 9 hits per game. That compares with Pittsburgh’s No. 10 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Arizona features the National League's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the National League at home, scoring 3.8 runs per game.

In their last action, Arizona was a 15-5 winner on the road against the Pirates. Bettors on Arizona at +145 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (20) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Arizona routed Pittsburgh on Saturday by a 15-5 score at PNC Park, plating runs all day in baseball betting action.

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing San Diego are 1-9
After playing Arizona are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Diamondbacks at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Arizona's last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games
Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing at home against Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing Arizona
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games

Next up:
Arizona at Cincinnati, Monday, August 19
Pittsburgh at San Diego, Monday, August 19

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