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Moneyline Favors Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB Battle with Arizona Diamondbacks

MLB wagering interest swings to the Arizona Diamondbacks vs Pittsburgh Pirates battle on Wednesday at PNC Park as the Pirates try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

Rubby De La Rosa gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday; he's 4-4 on the season. The Pittsburgh Pirates, meanwhile, will counter with Jeff Locke, who will be looking to improve on his 2-3 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Arizona Diamondbacks listed as underdogs of 124 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Pirates to win this game 5.8-3.6. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Pittsburgh Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Pirates bring a 25-19 record to the battle against the 21-26 Diamondbacks. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Arizona injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pittsburgh Pirates rated this week at No. 20 and the Arizona Diamondbacks sitting at No. 9.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Pittsburgh Pirates No. 4-ranked scoring average of 5.02 runs per game, against a Arizona Diamondbacks offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4.57 runs per game. The Pirates have averaged 9.91 hits per game to date this season, more than the Diamondbacks hitters have managed (9.47 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Pittsburgh has the No. 21-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Diamondbacks own the No. 25 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Arizona got the wrong end of the stick in their last game on Tuesday, suffering a 12-1 humiliation against Pittsburgh.

Betting Trends
  • Arizona is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games
  • Arizona is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 5 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 12 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Arizona

Next Betting Matchups

Arizona at Pittsburgh, Thursday, May 26th