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MLB Game Preview - Pirates underdogs vs Diamondbacks at Arizona

Pittsburgh PiratesArizona Diamondbacks
Sep 19, 9:40 PM | GrassChase Field

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Chase Field on Monday as host Arizona battles the Pittsburgh Pirates in baseball odds action.

Jeff Karstens gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Pirates on this day; he's 8-7 on the season. The Diamondbacks, meanwhile, will counter with Ian Kennedy, who will be looking to improve on his 19-4 mark.

View Pittsburgh vs Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Diamondbacks as -255 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 14 (Diamondbacks) and the No. 16 (Pirates) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arizona's No. 4 ranked National League offense (4.5 runs per game) against a Pirates defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 in the National League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Diamondbacks have been averaging 8.4 hits per game, more than the Pirates have managed so far this season (8.1 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Arizona has the National League's No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the National League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

The Pirates were a 15-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Dodgers. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -152 on the moneyline, while the total score (16) was good news for OVER bettors. Pittsburgh was scored on plenty on Sunday, falling behind early and watching runners cross the plate all game in a 15-1 loss to Los Angeles.

The Diamondbacks were a 5-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Padres. That made winners of bettors who got Arizona at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. Arizona got the job done in their last match in a 5-1 victory over San Diego on Sunday at PETCO Park behind starter Joe Saunders.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Arizona are 5-5
After playing LA Dodgers are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing San Diego are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Pirates at Diamondbacks trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Arizona
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Arizona is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games
Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Arizona is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Arizona, Tuesday, September 20

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