Diamondbacks vs. Pirates Pick
Will the Pirates win their fourth consecutive game and thus hand the Diamondbacks their third-straight loss today at 12:35PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Pirates are -185 money line favorites over the Diamondbacks, who have odds of +175 to pull off the upset today in Pittsburgh. With Patrick Corbin set to face Gerrit Cole in the pitching matchup, the over/under is sitting at 7.5 runs.
The Diamondbacks are just 4-9 in their last 13 games overall and 4-10 in their last 14 games coming off a loss. They're also 2-7 in their last nine games when playing Game 3 of a series and are 4-17 in their last 21 games after losing the first two games of a series.
The Pirates, meanwhile, have won five of their last six and are 5-1 in their last six home games as well. They're 4-1 in their lat five games versus a left-handed starter and are 38-13 in their last 51 games versus National League West opponents.
OUR PICK: Pittsburgh has been profitable with Cole on the hill, winning 39 of his last 55 starts. The Bucs are also 24-8 in his last 32 home starts, are 20-6 in his last 26 outings during Game 3 of a series and are 7-2 in his last nine home starts versus a team with a losing record. The Diamondbacks are winless at 0-4 in their last four games in Pittsburgh and have lost six of seven against the Pirates overall.
THURSDAY MLB FREE PICK: PITTSBURGH PIRATES -1.5 (+120)