Pirates open as moneyline underdog vs Diamondbacks
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds
Baseball bettors look for value at Chase Field on Monday as host Arizona battles the Pittsburgh Pirates in baseball odds action.
Trevor Cahill will take the mound for Arizona, and he'll carry a 0-1 record into the contest. Wandy Rodriguez gets the ball for Pittsburgh; he's 1-0 so far this season.
The Pirates were listed as +-128 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.
This game matches up the No. 8 (Diamondbacks) and the No. 11 (Pirates) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Pirates rank No. 15 in the National League at 3.5 hits per game. That compares with Arizona’s No. 1 ranking in that category.
Defensively, Pittsburgh features the National League's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.3 runs per game. Arizona, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the National League at home, scoring 5.7 runs per game.
The Pirates were a 6-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Dodgers. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -131 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors. The Pirates were saddled with a loss last time out in Jeff Locke's start, as they lost 6-2 against Los Angeles on Sunday at Dodger Stadium.
Last time out for Arizona, they were an 8-7 winner as they battled the Brewers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Diamondbacks at +100 were rewarded, while the 15 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Diamondbacks beat Milwaukee in extra innings, earning an 8-7 victory at Miller Park in MLB wagering action.
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Monday are 9-1
Before playing Arizona are 6-4
After playing LA Dodgers are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5
Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
A few Pirates at Diamondbacks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 12 games
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing on the road against Arizona
Arizona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games at home
Arizona is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh at Arizona, Tuesday, April 9