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MLB BASEBALL

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

A winning streak will be on the line for the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday when they battle the Pittsburgh Pirates at Chase Field.

The Pirates will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Wandy Rodriguez in this game. Rodriguez has a 1-0 record and a 0.00 ERA this season.

Meanwhile, it'll be Trevor Cahill who starts for the Diamondbacks. Righthander Cahill is 0-1 with a 4.76 ERA so far this season.

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.

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.

Current streak:
Pittsburgh has lost 4 straight games.
Arizona has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
Pittsburgh: 1-5 SU
Arizona: 5-1 SU

Pittsburgh most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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

Next up:
Arizona home to Pittsburgh, Tuesday, April 9