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The fans at Chase Field will be treated to a game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Arizona Diamondbacks when they take their seats on Thursday.
The Pirates will pin their hopes on the pitching of left hander Jeff Locke in this game. Locke has a 2-2 record and a 3.54 ERA this season.
It’ll be Josh Collmenter toeing the rubber for the Diamondbacks in this contest. Right hander Collmenter is 8-5 with a 4.03 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Pirates listed as 114-moneyline favorites versus the Diamondbacks, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.
Arizona won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Reds on July 30. Bettors who backed the Diamondbacks at -102 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
The Pirates were a 7-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Giants. That made winners of bettors who got San Francisco at -112 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors.
Team record: 57-50
Pittsburgh is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh’s last 12 games when playing Arizona
Team record: 47-61
Arizona is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona’s last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Arizona’s last 12 games when playing Pittsburgh
Arizona is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh at Arizona Friday, August 1
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