Jonathan Sanchez vs Wade Miley matchup featured in MLB action
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds
The visiting Pirates hope for a solid performance on Wednesday as they look to steal a win at Chase Field against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
For the Diamondbacks, Wade Miley gets the ball, charged with keeping the Pirates hitters off the base paths. He'll face Jonathan Sanchez, 0-1 on the year.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Diamondbacks as -168 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 8-ranked Diamondbacks and the National League No. 11-rated Pirates in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Arizona owns the No. 1 ranking for hits in the National League at 10.4 per game. By contrast, the Pirates are rated No. 15 in the same category at 4.6 per game.
Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 3.6 runs per game on the highway. Arizona, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring at home.
The Pirates were a 6-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Diamondbacks. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +132 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Pittsburgh got the job done in their last match in a 6-5 victory over Arizona on Tuesday at Chase Field behind starter James McDonald.
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Cincinnati are 2-8
After playing Arizona are 5-5
After a win are 2-8
Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
A few Pirates at Diamondbacks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Pittsburgh's last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Arizona
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Arizona
Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 7 games at home
Arizona is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games
Pittsburgh home to Cincinnati, Friday, April 12
Arizona home to LA Dodgers, Friday, April 12