Arizona Diamondbacks vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 8 (8/8): MLB
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- Aug 8, 2022, 1:39:38 AM
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|Time||9:40 p.m. EST|
|Pirates money line||+195|
|Pirates run line||+1.5 (+100)|
|Diamondbacks money line||-240|
|Diamondbacks run line||-1.5 (-120)|
|Over / under||8|
|Pittsburgh Pirates||Arizona Diamondbacks|
|Road / home record||20-35||29-28|
|Last 10 record||4-6||4-6|
|Over / under record||46-55-7||48-54-5|
|Runs / game||3.63||4.25|
|Runs allowed / game||4.99||4.57|
The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Arizona Diamondbacks will meet again to play a 4-game series at the Chase Field. The Diamondbacks won their last series against the Rockies while the Pirates lost vs Orioles. The last time these teams met the Pirates beat the Dbacks 2 of 3 times.
The Pirates get to this game with a 44-64 record and have won 4 of their last 6 games. The team is averaging 3.63 runs per game. They're batting for .221 AVG, 392 runs scored in 783 hits and 108 home runs, ranking #28 in offense in the league behind the Washington Nationals. Bryan Reynolds leads the team in home runs with 16, 35 RBI and batting for an average of .258.
Defensively they are allowing 4.99 runs per game and ranking #26 in the league. JT Brubaker leads the pitching staff with a 4.49 ERA, 111 strikeouts and 2 win with the Pirates.
Probable Pitcher: Tyler Beede (1-1, 3.89 ERA)
Beede will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Pirates. Beede gave up four earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out one over 1.1 innings in an 8-7 win over the Brewers on Wednesday. He did not factor into the decision. He is 0-2 with an ERA of 3.86 and 13 strikeouts in 5 appearances versus the Diamondbacks in his career.
The Diamondbacks get here with a 48-59 record and have won 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 4.25 runs per game and they're batting for .227 AVG, 455 runs scored in 800 hits and 123 home runs, ranking #19 in offense in the league behind the Cincinnati Reds. Christian Walker leads with 26 home runs and 61 RBI and Ketel Marte is batting for .261 AVG.
Defensively they are allowing 4.57 runs per game and rank #23 in the league. Merrill Kelly leads the team with a 2.86 ERA and 109 strikeouts and 10 wins recorded.
Probable Pitcher: Zac Gallen (6-2, 3.31 ERA)
Gallen will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Diamondbacks. Gallen earned the win Tuesday in Cleveland, striking out five in 5.2 innings while allowing three runs on six hits, three walks and a hit batsman. He has allowed 2 runs on 5 hits with 3 walks and 4 strikeouts in 6 innings against the Pirates in his career. He has been charged with the loss.
Pittsburgh are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games on the road.
Pittsburgh are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Arizona.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games against Pittsburgh.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games against an opponent in the National League.
The Pirates are the third worst offense in the league and also one of the worst defenses but they won the last series against the Dbacks. For this game they'll send Tyler Beede to start the game who should pitch a couple innings. The Dbacks haven't been too bad at home this season with a 29-28 record and have won 5 of the last 6 games playing at home vs Pirates. Zac Gallen will take the mound and he has been really good this season and the Dbacks have won in his last 3 starts. With Gallen on the mound and playing at home the Dbacks have a clear advantage on this game so go with Arizona.
PICK: Diamondbacks -1.5 (-120)
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