Pirates vs. Diamondbacks Prediction
The Arizona Diamondbacks completed a big sweep at the Colorado Rockies yesterday afternoon and they now have a 2.5-game lead in the NL West. Now back at home, can Arizona keep rolling as it hosts the Pittsburgh Pirates in a four-game series beginning tonight?
Monday, June 11, 2018
Chase Field at 9:40PM ET
TV: FS-A (ARI)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Diamondbacks are a -147 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Pirates are a +137 underdog, while the total is set for 7.5 runs. As of Monday afternoon, 71 percent of public bets are being placed on host Arizona. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Nova shuts down Cubs
Pittsburgh right-hander Ivan Nova navigated through a tough Chicago Cubs lineup on the road with ease Sunday afternoon as he limited them to one earned run on four hits with eight strikeouts and two walks over 5 2/3 innings in a 7-1 victory. The Pirates led 1-0 through five innings and then put up a five-spot in the sixth to put it away. Josh Harrison finished 2-for-5 with a solo home run to help pace the offense. Elias Diaz finished 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI. Josh Bell went 1-for-1 with three walks and a run. Gregory Polanco was 1-for-3 with a triple, a walk and three RBIs.
Goldschmidt, Marte help D-backs complete sweep
Paul Goldschmidt stayed red-hot Sunday as he went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, a walk, two runs and two RBIs in an 8-3 win at Colorado to complete the three-game sweep. His average shot up from .210 to .254 in a span of five games. Ketel Marte had an even bigger game as he was 3-for-5 with a home run, a double, two runs and three RBIs. Chris Owings finished 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI. Zack Godley gave up two earned runs on five hits with eight strikeouts and two walks over 5 2/3 innings to earn the win.
MLB Betting Trends
The under is 7-2 in the last nine Pirates games overall. Pittsburgh is 13-6 in the last 19 meetings.
The Diamondbacks are 3-7 in the last 10 home meetings against the Pirates. Arizona is 16-7 in Corbin's last 23 starts.
Arizona had such a fantastic series at the Rockies that I could see a letdown happening here. While Corbin has been very good this season, Musgrove has looked sharp since coming off the disabled list. With Pittsburgh needing a win to get back to .500 and entering in good form after Sunday's game, I like the visitors to secure the upset tonight.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: PITTSBURGH PIRATES +137