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MLB BASEBALL

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

The fans at PNC Park will be treated to a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Pittsburgh Pirates when they take their seats on Saturday.

Trevor Cahill will be the starting pitcher for the Diamondbacks on this day. Righthander Cahill is 3-10 this season with a 4.66 ERA.

It'll be Jeff Locke toeing the rubber for the Pirates in this contest. Lefthander Locke is 9-3 with a 2.43 ERA so far this season.

The Diamondbacks were a 6-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -155 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

Team records:
Arizona: 62-58 SU
Pittsburgh: 72-49 SU

Arizona most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Arizona are 6-4
After playing Arizona are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona's last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Arizona's last 8 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing at home against Arizona
Pittsburgh is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Arizona

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Arizona, Sunday, August 18