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Pirates open as moneyline underdog vs Diamondbacks

Arizona DiamondbacksPittsburgh Pirates
June 9, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Pittsburgh vs Arizona battle on Thursday at PNC Park as the Pirates try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Jeff Karstens gets the call for the Pittsburgh Pirates and he will try to build on a 2-3 mark. In the other dugout, Josh Collmenter brings a 3-1 ledger to the game for the Diamondbacks as he tries to quiet the Pirates bats.

View Arizona vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Pittsburgh opened as +115 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The Pirates sit at No. 13 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Diamondbacks sit at a National League No. 11 on the same chart.

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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 hits per game. The Diamondbacks average 8.5 hits per game, good for No. 8 on the National League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Pittsburgh has the National League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Diamondbacks own the National League's No. 12 mark in runs allowed.

Arizona was a 3-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Pirates. They lost as +105 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Diamondbacks got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Pittsburgh on Wednesday; it was a 3-2 final at PNC Park in MLB wagering action.

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

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-9
Before playing NY Mets are 3-7
After playing Arizona are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Diamondbacks at Pirates trends to consider:
Arizona is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Arizona is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Arizona's last 14 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Arizona
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Arizona
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Arizona at Florida, Friday, June 10
Pittsburgh home to NY Mets, Friday, June 10

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