Diamondbacks vs. Pirates Prediction
Can the Arizona Diamondbacks finish up a sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates when the two wrap up their weekend series today at 1:35PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, June 24, 2018
1:35PM ET – PNC Park
TV: FSAZ (Ari); ATPT (Pit)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Pirates are a slight favorite, as they are getting odds of -110 to win. Arizona is listed with a money line of +100 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 59 percent going on Arizona on the road. 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 take first three in the series
The Diamondbacks earned another win over the Pirates on Saturday, picking up a 7-2 victory to win the first three games of the series. Arizona is now 43-33 overall and 20-17 on the road. The Diamondbacks average 4.45 runs per game on offense this year while allowing just 3.73 per contest.
Clay Buchholz gets the start for the Diamondbacks on Sunday. He has started six games for Arizona this season and he holds a 1-1 record with a 2.94 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP. He has pitched 33.2 innings this year and has 26 strikeouts with seven walks.
Pirates fall again
The Pirates lost their fourth straight game on Saturday in that 7-2 loss to Arizona. Pittsburgh is 36-40 overall and 21-20 at home. The Pirates are putting up 4.49 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.56 per contest.
Trevor Williams will be on the mound for the Pirates this afternoon. He has started 15 games this year and has a 6-4 record with a 4.00 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP. Williams has pitched a total of 81.0 innings and has 58 strikeouts with 28 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks have won seven of their last eight road games and 11 of their last 15 overall. They also have won eight of their last 11 games against a right-handed starter.
The Pirates have dropped six of their last seven against NL West opponents and eight of their last 10 against a winning team.
The Diamondbacks have been in control of this series, using strong pitching to get the job done. Buchholz has looked good in his limited starts and I think he will continue the pitching trend for Arizona. Williams hasn’t been bad for Pittsburgh, but he hasn’t been great and I think he will need to be great today due to a lack of run support. Stick with Arizona to keep winning.
The Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks +100