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Arizona Diamondbacks vs Pittsburgh Pirates Preview

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April 18, 3:40 PM | GrassChase Field

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds


MLB wagering interest swings to the Arizona vs Pittsburgh battle on Wednesday at Chase Field as the Diamondbacks try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The match puts starter James McDonald for the Pirates on the hill facing Daniel Hudson for the Diamondbacks. McDonald brings a 0-1 mark to the game, while Hudson is 1-0 to date on the season.

View Pittsburgh vs Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Diamondbacks in this one will find them as -185 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Diamondbacks sit at No. 15 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pirates sit at a National League No. 14 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Pirates rank No. 16 in the National League at 6.6 hits per game. That compares with Arizona’s No. 10 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 3.5 runs per game on the highway. Arizona, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Diamondbacks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at +167 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Pittsburgh looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Diamondbacks, a 5-4 final on Tuesday in support of Jeffrey Karstens at Chase Field.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Arizona are 7-3
After a win are 2-8

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Pirates at Diamondbacks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing Arizona
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Arizona
Arizona is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
Arizona is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to St. Louis, Friday, April 20
Arizona home to Atlanta, Thursday, April 19