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(9-8) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (9-9)
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2016
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Chase Field Phoenix, Arizona
Projected Pitchers: Juan Nicasio vs. Ruby De La Rosa
MLB Moneyline Odds: Pirates -108 / Diamondbacks -102
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Pirates -1.5 +145 / Diamondbacks +1.5 -165
MLB Betting Total: 9.5
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The Pirates have won 2 in a row including beating the Diamondbacks yesterday. In those 2 games they have combined for 19 runs. Pittsburgh sits in 2nd place in the NL Central 4 games back of the Chicago Cubs.
The Diamondbacks had won 5 straight games before their loss to the Pirates in the first game of this series. Arizona is in 3rd place in the NL West only 1.5 games back of the L.A. Dodgers.
The Pirates have won 6 of their last 7 games against the Diamondbacks including the last 4 facing them in Arizona.
In the first game of this series yesterday the Pirates beat the Diamondbacks 8-7.
The Pirates offense has been solid this season ranking 5th in the Majors in runs scored, but they only rank 20th in team ERA.
Juan Nicasio (2-1, 4.80 ERA) goes for the Pirates in this game and in his last start he gave up 3 earned runs in 6 innings of work in a 9-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Pirates have won 2 of their 3 games this season when he has gotten the starting call.
After a great first start of the season Nicasio has given up 7 earned runs in his last 2 outings.
Nicasio made 7 starts against the Diamondbacks when he was with Colorado from 2012-2014 going 2-2 with an ERA of 7.18.
The Pirates are 4-5 on the road this season.
The Diamondbacks have similar stats as the Pirates, as they rank 6th in the Majors in runs scored, but only 22nd in team ERA.
Ruby De La Rosa (1-3, 8.44 ERA) gets the call for the Diamondbacks in this game and in his last outing he pitched one inning of relief not giving up a hit or earned run in a 9-7 win over the San Francisco Giants.
De La Rosa has not lasted past the 4th inning in any start this season and in his last 4 starts at home, dating back to last season, he has a less than stellar ERA of 14.18.
The Diamondbacks are 0-6 in De La Rosa’s last 6 home starts facing a team with a winning record.
De La Rosa has his work cut out for him tonight facing a solid Pittsburgh lineup that ranks 1st in the bigs in team batting average.
The Diamondbacks are 2-6 at home this season.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Pirates are 2-6 in their last 8 after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game.
- Pirates are 5-2 in their last 7 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
- Pirates have an Over record of 6-0 in their last 6 road games.
- Diamondbacks are 5-1 in their last 6 overall.
- Diamondbacks are 1-5 in their last 6 home games.
- Diamondbacks are 6-17 in their last 23 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
Free Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Prediction:
De La Rosa has really struggled this season when getting the start and look for that to continue against a hot Pittsburgh offense.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: OVER the Number
While the Under record is 5-2-1 in the last 8 games between these teams the total went Over in yesterday’s game and it will go Over again.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Pittsburgh 8 – Arizona 5
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