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Diamondbacks face Pittsburgh Pirates: MLB odds preview and stats

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Aug 16, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Pittsburgh vs Arizona battle on Friday at PNC Park as the Pirates try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Pittsburgh sends Gerrit Cole out against Brandon McCarthy for the Diamondbacks in this game. Cole is 5-5 with a 3.96 ERA on the season, while McCarthy is 2-6 on the year and has a 4.73 ERA.

View Arizona vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those going with the Pirates in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -155 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 8 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Pirates at No. 6 in the National League and the Diamondbacks at No. 4 in the National League heading into this contest.

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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.

Arizona brings the National League's No. 8-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Pirates' league No. 2-ranked defense.

Arizona won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Orioles on August 14. Bettors who backed the Diamondbacks at -127 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Arizona won a close affair on Wednesday in their last outing, defeating Baltimore 5-4 in extra innings at Chase Field.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 6-5 loser as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -117 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Pittsburgh lost a tight one on Thursday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 6-5 score against St. Louis at Busch Stadium.

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Baltimore are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Arizona are 7-3
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Diamondbacks at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Arizona's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Arizona is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Arizona
Pittsburgh is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Arizona
Pittsburgh is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Arizona

Next up:
Arizona at Pittsburgh, Saturday, August 17

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