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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 5/15/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Pittsburgh Pirates at Arizona Diamondbacks
Date & Time Wednesday May 15, 2019, 3:40 PM (EDT)
Location
Chase Field
Phoenix, Arizona
The Line
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates +134 / Arizona Diamondbacks -146 -- Over/Under: 8
TV Channel
ATPT, FSAZ
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The Pittsburgh Pirates and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Wednesday in MLB action at Chase Field.

The Pittsburgh Pirates look for a win after winning nine of their last 13 games. The Pirates have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won 14 of their last 18 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. Chris Archer gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 4.33 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. Archer is 1-0 with a 4.70 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.

The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 14 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last nine games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have lost six of their last 10 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. Zack Greinke gets the ball, and he is 5-1 with a 3.16 ERA and 57 strikeouts this season. Greinke is 9-4 with a 4.17 ERA and 82 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.

The Pirates are 5-2 in their last 7 road games, 20-44 in their last 64 vs. National League West and 1-4 in Archer's last 5 starts. The Diamondbacks are 4-0 in their last 4 Wednesday games, 3-9 in their last 12 during game 3 of a series and 6-2 in Greinke's last 8 starts. The Pirates are 3-13 in the last 16 meetings and the over is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings. The over is 5-2 in Greinke's last 7 home starts. The over is 9-2 in Pirates last 11 overall.

Archer is coming off his worst start of the season and hasn't pitched in over two weeks due to a thumb injury. Greinke is a pitcher we've backed a ton this year and for good reason considering he's allowed no more than three runs in each of his last eight starts and is giving up a .217 batting average on the season. Greinke is much more trustworthy in this spot based on what he's done all year, and nobody knows what to expect from Archer coming off the DL, as finger injuries tend to be recurring issue. I'll take the Diamondbacks and the reasonable price.

Pick:
Arizona Diamondbacks -146

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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