Pirates vs. Diamondbacks Prediction
Can the Arizona Diamondbacks earn another win at home when they play host to the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight at 9:40PM ET?
959 Pittsburgh Pirates vs. 960 Arizona Diamondbacks
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
9:40PM ET – Chase Field
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Diamondbacks are favored today, as they are getting odds of -150 to win, while the Pirates are listed with a money line of +135 to win. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 9 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 57 percent going on the Diamondbacks at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Pirates beat up
Pittsburgh dropped the series opener on the road on Monday, suffering a 9-3 loss to the Diamondbacks. The Pirates are 20-18 on the season, 11-9 on the road and 20-18 with the over. Joe Musgrove gets the start for the Pirates this evening. He is 1-4 on the season with a 4.20 ERA.
The Pirates racked up 13 hits in Monday’s win, but only managed to produce three runs as they stranded 12 runners on base. Nick Kingham was shelled on the mound, as he gave up seven runs and 10 hits in just four innings. He is now 1-1 on the season. Starling Marte had three hits to lead the Pirates at the plate. Actually, the 1-5 hitters combined for 11 hits.
Diamondbacks break out
Arizona ended a brief losing streak on Monday by picking up a 6-run win over the Pirates. Arizona is now 23-19 on the season, 9-10 at home and 22-18 with the over. The D’Backs will have Luke Weaver on the mound tonight. He is 3-1 on the season with a 2.98 ERA.
Arizona’s bats came alive on Monday, as the team had seven extra-base hits in the win. Both Eduardo Escobar and Christian Walker each hit their eighth home run of the season in the win. Escobar finished with three hits and three RBI. Robbie Ray got the win on the mound, as he pitched five innings and allowed just one earned run with six strikeouts. He is now 3-1 on the season.
MLB Betting Trends
The Pirates have now lost five straight meetings to the Diamondbacks following Monday’s loss.
The Diamondbacks are 14-7 in their last 21 games against a winning team, but Ray is just 1-7 in his last eight starts as a home favorite of -125 to -175.
Weaver has gone seven innings and allowed just one run in each of his last two starts. He also went 6.1 innings against Pittsburgh earlier in the season, giving up just one run in a 2-1 victory. Musgrove has been struggling lately. He has given up 15 runs over his last 5.2 innings of work. The Pirates have also lost his last four starts. Weaver should be just fine against this Pittsburgh lineup while Arizona hitters can continue to beat up the Pirates pitching.
MLB Prediction: Arizona Diamondbacks -150