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Erik Bedard, Joe Saunders take mound in Diamondbacks vs Pirates tilt

Pittsburgh PiratesArizona Diamondbacks
April 16, 9:40 PM | GrassChase Field

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds


A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Pittsburgh duelling Arizona on Monday at Chase Field.

Pittsburgh puts its faith in starter Erik Bedard to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-2. Getting the ball for the Diamondbacks is Joe Saunders, who owns a 0-0 record on the season with a 0.00 ERA.

View Pittsburgh vs Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Diamondbacks in this one, they're listed as moneyline underdogs of +155 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Diamondbacks sit at No. 2 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 hits per game. That compares with Arizona’s No. 9 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Arizona has the National League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the National League's No. 2 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Giants on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at +130 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Pittsburgh looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Giants, a 4-1 final on Sunday in support of Kevin Correia at AT&T Park.

Arizona was a 5-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Rockies. They won as +102 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. Arizona got the job done in their last match in a 5-2 victory over Colorado on Sunday at Coors Field behind starter Trevor Cahill.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Arizona are 6-4
After playing San Francisco are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After playing Colorado are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Pirates at Diamondbacks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Arizona
Pittsburgh is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Arizona
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Arizona is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Arizona, Tuesday, April 17