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Pittsburgh Pirates Face the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

Pittsburgh Pirates


Arizona Diamondbacks
Friday, August 01, 2014 9:40 PM ET
Chase Field

The Pittsburgh Pirates pay a visit to Arizona on Friday, hoping to shut down the Diamondbacks bats in baseball betting action at Chase Field.

Edinson Volquez, with a record of 8-7 on the season, gets the ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates, while the Arizona Diamondbacks trot Vidal Nuno to the mound in this one. He is 2-7 so far in 2014.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Arizona Diamondbacks Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Arizona Diamondbacks as 100 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Arizona Diamondbacks Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.2-3.6 victory for the Pirates. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Arizona Diamondbacks bring a 48-61 record to the battle against the 57-51 Pirates. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Arizona vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 18-ranked Arizona Diamondbacks and the No. 14-rated Pittsburgh Pirates in this matchup.

How Pittsburgh Pirates vs Arizona Diamondbacks Stats Matchup

The game also pits Arizona Diamondbacks No. 17-rated offense, averaging 4.01 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense that ranks No. 16 at 4.16 in runs allowed per game. The Arizona Diamondbacks have averaged 8.83 hits per game so far, more than Pittsburgh Pirates batters have averaged on the year (8.74 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the No. 21-rated road mark, allowing 4.34 runs per game on the highway. Arizona, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 7-4 result against the Diamondbacks on July 31. Bettors who backed the Diamondbacks at +115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Pittsburgh didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-4 to Arizona on Thursday at Chase Field.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Odds Trends

Pittsburgh is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 13 games when playing Arizona
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Arizona
Arizona is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona's last 9 games
Arizona is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 7 games at home

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