MLB Matchups  >>  Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Preview 04/10/2013

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A winning streak will be on the line for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday when they battle the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

The Pirates will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Jonathan Sanchez in this game. Sanchez has a 0-1 record and a 5.40 ERA this season.

Sanchez's opponent in this one will be Wade Miley. The Diamondbacks lefthander has a 1.50 ERA to go along with a 1-0 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Diamondbacks listed as 168-moneyline favorites versus the Pirates, while the game's total is sitting at 9½.
The Pirates were a 6-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Diamondbacks. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +132 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
Pittsburgh has won 2 straight games.
Arizona has lost 2 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Pittsburgh: 3-5 SU
Arizona: 5-3 SU
PITTSBURGH MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Cincinnati are 2-8
After playing Arizona are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

ARIZONA MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Pittsburgh's last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Arizona
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Arizona
Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 7 games at home
Arizona is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games

NEXT UP:
Pittsburgh home to Cincinnati, Friday, April 12
Arizona home to LA Dodgers, Friday, April 12