Pirates at Diamondbacks 5/15/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
MLB: 3:40 PM EST
May. 15, 2019
Latest Odds : ARI -146 Total 8
In Wednesday afternoon MLB action, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Arizona Diamondbacks will wrap up their series from Chase Field. The Pirates dropped Monday’s series opener, but rebounded with a 6-2 victory last night. Josh Bell homered twice and drove in four runs to power the offense for the Pirates, who are four games out of first place in the NL Central Division.
Pittsburgh SP Chris Archer (1-2 4.33 ERA) will return from the 10-day injured list to make the start. Through 27 innings, Archer has fanned 29 batters and sports a 1.30 WHIP.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are two games below .500 at home and have to get things going there to make a move in the NL West standings. On Tuesday, Arizona managed just four hits and Zack Godley gave up three runs in two innings of relief. Carson Kelly hit a solo shot in a losing effort for the Diamondbacks, who trail Los Angeles by four games for the NL West Division lead.
Thirty-five year old righty Zack Greinke (5-1 3.16 ERA) will head to the hill for the Diamondbacks in this contest. In his last start, Greinke allowed five hits and one run in seven innings during a 2-1 loss versus Atlanta.
Recent Betting Trends:
Pirates are 1-6 in Archers last 7 road starts.
Diamondbacks are 4-1 in Greinkes last 5 home starts.
Under is 34-15-4 in Pirates last 53 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
Under is 4-1 in Greinkes last 5 starts overall.
Pirates are 3-13 in the last 16 meetings.
Free Betting Pick: UNDER 8
Pittsburgh SP Jameson Taillon (elbow) has been transferred to the 60-day injured list and is not eligible to return until late July. Through 39 games, Pittsburgh ranks 25th in OPS and 28th in runs scored. For the season, Arizona ranks 5th in OPS and 5th in runs scored. Take the under in the series finale. Final Score Prediction, Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2.