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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 5/14/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Pittsburgh Pirates at Arizona Diamondbacks
Date & Time Tuesday May 14, 2019, 9:40 PM (EDT)
Location
Chase Field
Phoenix, Arizona
The Line
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates +125 / Arizona Diamondbacks -147 -- Over/Under: 9
TV Channel
ATPT, FSAZ
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The Pittsburgh Pirates and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Tuesday in MLB action at Chase Field.

The Pittsburgh Pirates could use a win after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Pirates have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Josh Bell leads the Pirates with 46 hits and 35 RBI while Melky Cabrera and Adam Frazier have combined for 73 hits and 21 RBI. Joe Musgrove gets the ball, and he is 1-4 with a 4.20 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. Musgrove is 0-1 with a 5.19 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.

The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 16 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have split their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with 56 hits and 28 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Ketel Marte have combined for 87 hits and 53 RBI. Luke Weaver gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 2.98 ERA and 50 strikeouts this season. Weaver is 2-1 with a 3.60 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.

The Pirates are 5-1 in their last 6 Tuesday games, 3-8 in their last 11 games following a loss and 0-4 in Musgroves last 4 starts. The Diamondbacks are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. National League Central, 8-3 in their last 11 games following a win and 4-1 in Weavers last 5 starts. The Pirates are 3-13 in the last 16 meetings and the over is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Diamondbacks last 7 home games. The over is 4-1 in Musgroves last 5 starts overall.

Musgrove has given up 12 hits and 13 earned runs in his last 5.2 innings and has walked seven during that span as well. Weaver has been very reliable this season, and that includes allowing just six hits and two runs while striking out 14 in his last 14 innings. The Arizona Diamondbacks were also due for some offensive breakthroughs after some recent struggles and scoring nine runs in last nights win was a good sign. I'll side with the Diamondbacks at home and the reasonable price. Musgrove is not bankable based on his last two starts.

Pick:
Arizona Diamondbacks -147

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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