Diamondbacks vs. Pirates Prediction

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 6/21/18 Prediction & Odds

Can the Arizona Diamondbacks get out of their recent funk when they go on the road to face the Pittsburgh Pirates at 7:05PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

903 Arizona Diamondbacks at 904 Pittsburgh Pirates

Thursday, June 21, 2018

7:05PM ET – PNC Park

TV: ATPT (Pit); FSAZ (Ari)

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers, the Diamondbacks are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -115 to win today. The Pirates are listed with a money line of -105 to win, while the over/under total for the contest is listed at 8 runs. The public betting for this game is currently unavailable. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Diamondbacks lose three of four

The Arizona Diamondbacks come into tonight having lost three of their last four to the Mets and Angels. Arizona is now 40-33 overall and 17-17 on the road. The Diamondbacks average 4.42 runs per game on offense this year while allowing just 3.78 per contest.

Zack Godley gets the start for the Diamondbacks this evening. He is 7-5 through 14 starts this year and has a 4.77 ERA with a 1.51 WHIP. Over 77.1 innings of work, he has 78 strikeouts with 38 walks.

Pirates on an upswing

Despite a loss to Milwaukee on Tuesday, the Pirates have still won four of their last six games. Pittsburgh is 36-37 overall and 21-17 at home. The Pirates are putting up 4.56 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.53 per contest.

Chad Kuhl gets the start for the Pirates this evening. He is 5-4 through his first 14 starts with a 3.76 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP. He has pitched a total of 79.0 innings this season and has 75 strikeouts with 30 walks.

MLB Betting Trends

Arizona

The Diamondbacks have won 19 of their last 26 Thursday games and seven of their last eight after a day off. They also have won four of their last five on the road.

Pittsburgh

The Pirates are just 2-7 in their last 9 against NL West opponents and 5-12 in their last 17 games against a team with a winning record.

Prediction:

While the starting matchup may not favor them, I still like the Diamondbacks to find a way to win. They allow nearly one run less per game than Pittsburgh and I think that will lead to more wins than not. The hitting is comparable, but I think this game will turn for Arizona when the bullpens factor in.

 

The Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks -115

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