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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 4/23/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Arizona Diamondbacks at Pittsburgh Pirates
Date & Time Tuesday April 23, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)
PNC Park
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Line
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +100 / Pittsburgh Pirates -120 -- Over/Under: 7.5
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The Arizona Diamondbacks and Pittsburgh Pirates meet Tuesday in MLB action at PNC Park.

The Arizona Diamondbacks look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Diamondbacks have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won their last six games when scoring more than one run. David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with 33 hits and 14 RBI while Adam Jones and Christian Walker have combined for 53 hits and 28 RBI. Luke Weaver gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 3.92 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. Weaver is 1-1 with a 4.18 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.

The Pittsburgh Pirates look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Pirates have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won nine of their last 10 games when scoring three or more runs. Josh Bell leads the Pirates with 21 hits and 16 RBI while Adam Frazier and Melky Cabrera have combined for 36 hits and seven RBI. Trevor Williams gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 2.59 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. Williams is 1-2 with a 3.60 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.

The Diamondbacks are 7-2 in their last 9 during game 2 of a series, 38-14 in their last 52 Tuesday games and 3-8 in their last 11 vs. National League Central. The Pirates are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series, 2-5 in Williams' last 7 starts vs. National League West and 4-0 in Williams' last 4 starts. The Diamondbacks are 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in Pittsburgh and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The under is 20-7-1 in Williams' last 28 home starts. The under is 5-0 in Diamondbacks last 5 road games.

The under is a dominant trend whenever Williams pitches at home, as it's hit 20 of his last 28 starts. In fact, the under ha shit in 14 of Williams' last 17 starts overall. Weaver comes into this game hot, allowing 14 hits and five earned runs in his last 16.1 innings. The under has also been a strong trend for both of these teams overall these last couple of weeks. Trends aren't the end all be all, but when they're this strong on both sides, sometimes you just go with it. So, give me the under.

Under 7.5

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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