For the first game of a four-game series in the National League, the Arizona Diamondbacks will host the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday at the PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The Diamondbacks are currently in 2nd place in the National League West and in 3rd place in the National League, while the Pirates are currently in 2nd place in the National League Central and in 5th place in the National League.
The Arizona Diamondbacks has so far this season been somewhat of an unexpected squad. They have won five of their past six games and are in 2nd place in the National League. With 18 runs scored in their last three games, they won two of their three road contests against the Oakland Athletics, followed this week by a series triumph in San Francisco against the Giants. The Diamondbacks have a record of 25-19 overall and 11-9 away from home. Arizona is sixth in the league with 5.16 runs scored on average per game. The pitching staff’s 4.52 collective ERA ranks them 22nd overall. Starting pitcher for them will be Zac Gallen, with a record of 6-1, an ERA of 2.35, a WHIP of .86 and 70 strikeouts.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Detroit Tigers 8-0 in their last game. On the field, Rodolfo Castro led the way with 2-for-4 hits, one home run, two RBI, and Rich Hill got the victory after pitching six innings without allowing an earned run on a hit and striking out seven Detroit players. Pittsburgh is currently averaging 4.28 runs per game, which places them 20th in the league. The pitching staff’s 3.66 collective ERA ranks seventh overall. Starting on the mound for the Pirates will be Johan Oviedo, with a record of 2-3, an ERA of 5.14, a WHIP of 1.64 and 36 strikeouts.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Pittsburgh Pirates Game Information
- Date: 05/19/2023
- Time: 06:35 PM ET
- Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- How to Watch: Diamondbacks vs Pirates MLB.TV
- Live Stream: MLB.TV
Diamondbacks vs Pirates Betting Lines
Diamondbacks are -170 according to our Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $59. On the other side, Pirates are +150 according to the Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $150.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Diamondbacks at a 62.96% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Pirates have 40.00% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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