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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 7/3/14

Arizona Diamondbacks (35-51) at Pittsburgh Pirates (44-40)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 7:05 pm (PNC Park)

Brandon McCarthy (R) (2-10) (5.106) vs. Vance Worley (R) (2-0) (1.742)

The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -142 / Arizona Diamondbacks +132 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Arizona, ROOT-Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Arizona Diamondbacks face off on Thursday at PNC Park as they close ot their series.

The Pittsburgh Pirates continue to climb the standings in the NL Central as the got another win on Wednesday beating the Diamondbacks. Jordy Mercer had three hits, Gregory Polanco had two hits including a home run, and Andrew McCutchen and Russell Martin each had two hits as the Pirates scored five runs on 12 hits. Starting pitcher Charlie Morton allowed five hits and a run while striking out five over 6.0 innings to get the win and raise his record to 5-9 for the season. For Thursday’s game the Pirates start Vance Worley who has won his last two starts. For the season Worley has allowed 17 hits and four earned runs while striking out 12 over 20.2 innings for a 3-2 record and a 1.74 ERA.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 7/3/14


The Arizona Diamondbacks are having an awful season and it didn’t get any better for them as they lost to the Pirates on Wednesday. Paul Goldschmidt had three hits and Aaron Hill and Martin Prado eachhad hits as the D-backs scored one run on eight hits. Starting pitcher Chase Anderson allowed eight hits and three runs while striking out five over 3.2 innings to take the loss and fall to 5-4 for the season. For Thursday’s game the Diamondbacks start Brandon McCarthy who is having the worst season of his career. For the season McCarthy has allowed 123 hits and 59 earned runs while striking out 87 over 1-4 innings for a 2-10 record and a 5.11 ERA.

Pittsburgh is 7-1 as a favorite, 6-1 in their last seven games, and 23-9 against a right-handed starter. Arizona is 6-14 in their last 20 games, 3-8 in their last 11 road games, and 3-12 in McCarthy’s last 15 starts as an underdog.

The total is at 7.5 and I see this one going over that number and that is my free pick. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.

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