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Pirates' Offense Lighting Up D-Backs

The Pittsburgh Pirates will go for a series sweep when they cap off a three-game set with the Arizona Diamondbacks Thursday. The Pirates have been coasting past the D-backs in their recent meetings with the Bucs, taking nine of the past 11 while averaging 7.3 runs per game in that span.

Shark Bites
  • The OVER is 5-0 in the Diamondbacks’ last five games.
  • Francisco Cervelli is expected to return to the Pirates lineup after missing the past two games.
  • The Pirates are 10-0 in their past 10 as favorites of -190 or more.

Gerrit Cole has not been nearly as good when he takes the mound at PNC Park compared to the road this season. Cole has a 4.08 ERA in three home starts while allowing one more run than he has on the road – despite playing two fewer games in Pittsburgh.

Patrick Corbin has been lights out while travelling this season, as the leftie has a 2.01 ERA with opponents batting .228 in five starts away from Chase Field. Corbin’s pitching on the road has gone a long way to lifting the D-backs to victories, as the team is 4-1 in his road appearances.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Arizona Diamondbacks were 160 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 6.6-3.1 win for the Pirates on Thursday. 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 sport a record of 26-19 heading into this matchup, while the Arizona Diamondbacks sit at 21-27 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Arizona injuries news.

The Pittsburgh Pirates vs Arizona Diamondbacks odds would favor the Diamondbacks if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Pittsburgh is rated No. 20 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Arizona is at No. 9.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks rank No. 3 at 9.46 hits per game. That compares with the Pittsburgh Pirates No. 2 ranking in that category.

Pittsburgh owns the No. 20 defense, allowing 5.02 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Arizona's No. 25-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Diamondbacks were saddled with a loss last time out in R De La Rosa's start, as they lost 5-4 against Pittsburgh on Wednesday at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • Arizona is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 5 games
  • Arizona is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 5 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Arizona home to San Diego, Friday, May 27th
Pittsburgh at Texas, Friday, May 27th