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Arizona DiamondbacksPittsburgh Pirates
Aug 7, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

55-54TEAM RECORD62-46

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

The Pirates will turn to Jeff Karstens and his 4-2 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Diamondbacks send Patrick Corbin (3-3) to the hill.

View Arizona vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Diamondbacks listed as underdogs of +-125 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 10-rated Diamondbacks taking on the National League's No. 12-rated Pirates in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has the National League's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 8.1 hits per game. The Diamondbacks average 8.8 hits per game, good for No. 6 on the National League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Arizona owns the National League's No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3.5 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in scoring at home.

The Diamondbacks were a 4-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -101 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Erik Bedard shut down the Diamondbacks in their last game, striking out 5 in a 4-0 shutout over Arizona in baseball action at PNC Park.

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Arizona are 6-4
After playing Arizona are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Diamondbacks at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Arizona's last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing at home against Arizona
Pittsburgh is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games at home

Next up:
Arizona at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, August 8

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