David Peralta and the Arizona Diamondbacks are preparing to square off against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in a Wednesday night game. The opening pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET and this NL matchup will be shown on ATPT and FSAZ.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Odds
Sportsbooks have Arizona (+120) as the underdog to Pittsburgh (-130). You can play game’s total with current odds sitting at -105 for over 8 runs and -115 for under 8. This game currently has a runline of Diamondbacks +1.5 (-175) and Pirates -1.5 (+155).
The Diamondbacks have gone 13-11 SU this year and are 16-7 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 3.8 units for gamblers taking the moneyline in the season’s early going and 7.8 units ATS. Arizona has covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven. The Pirates, on the other hand, are 12-9 SU and 12-8 ATS. The team has gained 5.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 2.9 units ATS. Pittsburgh has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven.
Pittsburgh games have had an over/under record of 8-12 so far in 2019. Arizona has an over/under record of 12-9-2.
Merrill Kelly will get the start for the visiting Diamondbacks. The right-handed Kelly (1-2, 4.37 ERA) has recorded 22 strikeouts in 22.2 innings so far. He has yet to face the Pirates this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.
The Pirates will deploy righty Jordan Lyles (2-0, 0.53 ERA) to the mound. Lyles has 18 strikeouts and five walks as well as a 0.88 WHIP. Lyles did not record a start against the Diamondbacks in 2018.
Arizona’s pitchers have allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.59 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 9.25 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.52, along with a K-per-9 of 8.93.
The Diamondbacks offense has slashed .268/.331/.462 on its way to 5.2 runs scored per game this season, including 5.0 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).
Outfielders David Peralta and Adam Jones have led Arizona’s hitters. Peralta is slashing .327/.364/.545 with three home runs, 15 RBIs and 14 runs scored, while Jones has a .302 average with five homers, 16 RBIs and 11 runs scored.
In the other dugout, Pittsburgh’s pitchers have given up 3.5 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starters have a 2.26 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 8.0 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.34 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 11.3 K/9.
The Pittsburgh hitters are putting up 3.5 runs per contest, including 3.4 per game over its last 10 games and 2.8 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .212/.281/.349 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.
The Pirates’ hitters have been led by first baseman Josh Bell and outfielder Melky Cabrera. Bell is hitting .284/.368/.568 with four home runs, 16 RBIs and 14 runs scored, while Cabrera’s line sits at .297/.328/.406 with 19 hits, four RBIs and five runs.
The Diamondbacks have lost 0.2 units and are 10-4 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in six of those games, compared to eight that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Pirates have netted 2.4 units and are 8-6 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in five of those games, compared to nine which went under the total.
Diamondbacks at Pirates Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Pirates, ATS Winner – Diamondbacks, O/U – OVER
- The under has hit in five of Arizona’s last seven games.
- Pittsburgh has recorded 17.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 15.2 over its last five.
- The Diamondbacks have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games. The Pirates have hit eight over their last 10.
- The Diamondbacks have a total OPS of .793 this season and an OPS of .756 against right-handed pitchers. The Pirates’ OPS stands at .670 overall and .699 against righties.