Pittsburgh Pirates vs Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Preview
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds
The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Pittsburgh and Arizona on Wednesday, with the host Pirates trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.
Ian Kennedy gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Diamondbacks on this day; he's 10-8 on the season. The Pirates, meanwhile, will counter with Kevin Correia, who will be looking to improve on his 8-6 mark.
If you're going with the Pirates in this one, they're listed as moneyline underdogs of +100 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.
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.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Pittsburgh's National League No. 10-ranked scoring average of 4.1 runs per game, against a Diamondbacks offense rated No. 5 and scoring 4.5 runs per game in the league. The Pirates have averaged 8.2 hits per game to date this season, less than the Diamondbacks hitters have managed (8.8 per nine innings).
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.
In their last action, Arizona was a 10-4 winner on the road against the Pirates. Bettors on Arizona at +107 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (14) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Arizona rolled to a 10-4 win against Pittsburgh on Tuesday, as Patrick Corbin and the Diamondbacks' bats led the team to victory at PNC Park.
Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a win are 7-3
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Arizona are 7-3
After playing Arizona are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
A few Diamondbacks at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Arizona's last 17 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Arizona's last 10 games when playing Pittsburgh
Arizona is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games at home
Pittsburgh is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Pittsburgh's last 17 games when playing at home against Arizona
Arizona at Pittsburgh, Thursday, August 9