The Under is now 7-2-1 in the last 10 Arizona Diamondbacks games overall, as well as 9-4-1 in the last 14 head-to-head meetings with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and we look for both of those patterns tonight.
Pittsburgh starter Ross Ohlendorf has actually pitcher very well here at home this season, where he is 7.2 despite pitching for a losing team with a nice 3.34 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 11 home starts. He also pitched well vs. these Diamondbacks in the desert on July 25, allowing only two earned on six hits in six innings before the bullpen blew up in a 7-0 loss. He is facing an Arizona lineup that is batting just .232 on the road this year.
Doug Davis gets the start for the Diamondbacks, making this a pitching rematch from that 7-0 game 10 days ago, and he was masterful vs. the Pirates that day, allowing five hits in six scoreless innings. This masked the third time in his last four starts vs. Pittsburgh that Davis allowed two runs or less. He is now facing a Pirates lineup full of minor leaguers, as even though he faced the Bucs just 10 days ago, Pittsburgh has traded away some more starters since then.
Do not expect many fireworks at PNC Park tonight.
MLB Free Pick: Diamondbacks, Pirates Under 8.5 (-120)