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Moneyline favors Pirates in battle with Diamondbacks

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Aug 9, 4:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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PNC Park hosts an MLB battle between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.

Wandy Rodriguez gets the call for the Pittsburgh Pirates and he will try to build on a 7-10 mark. In the other dugout, Joe Saunders brings a 5-8 ledger to the game for the Diamondbacks as he tries to quiet the Pirates bats.

View Arizona vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Pirates as -120 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 12-ranked Pirates and the National League No. 10-rated Diamondbacks in this matchup.

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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. 10-rated offensive output, at 8.2 hits per game. The Diamondbacks average 8.8 hits per game, good for No. 6 on the National League list.

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.

The Diamondbacks were a 7-6 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +132 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. Arizona looks to rebound from a loss to the Pirates, who beat them 7-6 on Wednesday behind a start from Kevin Correia at PNC Park.

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

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing San Diego are 2-8
After playing Arizona are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Diamondbacks at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Arizona's last 18 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Arizona is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Arizona is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Arizona is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games at home
Pittsburgh is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Arizona
Pittsburgh is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Arizona home to Washington, Friday, August 10
Pittsburgh home to San Diego, Friday, August 10

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