FREE MLB PICK: PIRATES VS DIAMONDBACKS ODDS
(14-22) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (21-16)
Date: Sunday, May 13, 2017
Time: 4:10 PM ET
Venue: Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ.
Projected Pitchers: Nova vs. Ray
MLB Moneyline Odds: Pittsburgh +133 / Arizona -143
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Pittsburgh -155 / Arizona +135
MLB Betting Total: 9.0 (Over -115 / Under -105)
Ivan Nova continued his stellar season against the Dodgers earlier this week. He battled Julio Urias, who threw a no-hitter through six innings and didn’t factor into the decision in a 4-3 Pirates loss.
Nova walked two batters for the first time all year, however. The stat about him having more complete games than walks with the Pirates is over for now but Nova’s 0.95 WHIP is still very real. Opponents are hitting .236 and he had just one walk all season prior to the last start.
Problem is that might not be good enough to get his team a win. As I write, the Pirates haven’t started on Saturday but it’s been a struggle to this point. It won’t get much easier going up against Robbie Ray, either.
I shouldn’t necessarily say that. Robbie Ray is very tough to hit (33 hits allowed in over 41 innings on the season) but he can be wild at times.
Ray walked five in his last start and it wasn’t the first time that’s happened this season.
He’s thrown ball four 23 times this season.
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If you’re going to walk that many you better throw an awful lot of strike threes and that’s exactly what Ray does. He’s fanned 57, which is approaching 13 per nine innings.
Ray has recorded 20 outs on two occasions this year but has yet to get through a full seven innings. Sunday afternoon is a great opportunity to get that done.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 6-2-1 in PIT last 9 overall.
- Under is 6-2-1 in PIT last 9 on grass.
- PIT are 7-19 in their last 26 road games.
- Under is 7-2 in ARI last 9 overall.
- Under is 7-2 in ARI last 9 on grass.
- ARI are 23-8 in their last 31 home games.
- Head to Head: PIT is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings.
Free Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Prediction: both starters get deep into the game, under hits.
“Deep” is through six innings in this case. Nova has been a changed pitcher ever since the Yankees traded him last season and Ray is sneaky good and should be at his best against Pittsburgh.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Under 9.0 (-105)
This is a big total and a strong play, along with the under in Colorado.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Pittsburgh 3 – Arizona 1