Diamondbacks open as moneyline underdog vs Pirates
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds
The Arizona Diamondbacks will look to grab a road win when they take on the Pirates in Pittsburgh at PNC Park on Monday in baseball odds action.
The Pirates will turn to Erik Bedard and his 5-12 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Diamondbacks send Wade Miley (11-6) to the hill.
The Diamondbacks were listed as -105 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Monday.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 13-rated Pirates and the league No. 10-ranked Diamondbacks, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Pittsburgh's National League No. 11-ranked scoring average of 4.1 runs per game, against a Diamondbacks offense rated No. 5 and scoring 4.5 runs per game in the league. The Pirates have averaged 8.1 hits per game to date this season, less than the Diamondbacks hitters have managed (8.9 per nine innings).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Pittsburgh has the National League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Diamondbacks own the National League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.
In their last action, Arizona was a 5-4 loser on the road against the Phillies. Bettors on Philadelphia at -147 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Diamondbacks endured a 5-4 loss at the hands of the Phillies on Sunday, with Trevor Cahill throwing 7 innings of 6-hit ball at Citizens Bank Park.
Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 6-2 result against the Reds on August 5. Bettors who backed the Pirates at +103 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Pirates enjoyed a 6-2 victory at the expense of the Reds on Sunday, with A.J. Burnett throwing 8 2/3 innings of 3-hit ball at Great American Ball Park.
Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Arizona are 6-4
After playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few Diamondbacks at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Arizona's last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Arizona's last 15 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Arizona is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
Arizona is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Arizona
Pittsburgh is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing Arizona
Arizona at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, August 7