Arizona Diamondbacks vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5-19-23 MLB Prediction, Odds and Tips

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Pittsburgh Pirates 5/19/23 – On Friday, the Arizona Diamondbacks are travelling to PNC Park, hoping to take down the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Diamondbacks have made a promising start this season, showing their impressive offensive power and reliable pitching staff. Meanwhile, the Pirates have shown promise with their balanced approach and outstanding pitching staff. The Diamondbacks will turn to Zac Gallen, while Johan Oviedo will represent the Pirates on their home field. Baseball betting guide helps you to place your bets on your best teams.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

Date & Time: Friday, May 19, 2023 at 6:35 PM ET

Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA

TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Pittsburgh Pirates 5/19/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: -163

Spread: -1.5 (+100)

Total: 7.5 over (-110)


Moneyline: +150

Spread: +1.5 (-120)

Total: 7.5 under (-110)

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Analysis

The Arizona Diamondbacks have shown impressive offensive prowess this season, hitting 91 doubles and 48 home runs collectively. Their batting average is 0.270, and they have scored 5.2 runs per game to rank 6th among MLB clubs. The Diamondbacks have shown great discipline at bat, accumulating 136 walks while striking out 334 times. Their on-base percentage stands at 0.333, and they have amassed 404 hits and 216 runs batted in.

On the pitching front, the Diamondbacks have amassed an earned run average of 4.52, enough to rank 22nd in MLB. Their pitchers have struck out 364 batters while walking only 154, resulting in an outstanding strikeout-to-walk ratio of 2.36. The bullpen has recorded 22 holds with a save rate of 55.0%. Defensively, the Diamondbacks have shown remarkable fielding abilities, with an outstanding fielding percentage of 0.991 and 1,171 putouts.

Zac Gallen is the starting pitcher for the Diamondbacks and brings an impressive track record to his duties on the mound. Gallen has pitched 514 innings over his career and amassed 579 strikeouts. Gallen has an ERA of 3.01 and a WHIP of 1.073. He has given up 387 hits and 165 walks for an FIP of 3.36.

The Pirates have maintained a balanced offensive approach this season, posting an on-base percentage of 0.322 and a batting average of 0.242. They have hit 82 doubles and 41 home runs, averaging 4.28 runs per game. The Pirates have amassed 342 hits and scored 184 runs while striking out 369 times – for an overall slugging percentage of 0.399.

Pitching has been one of the Pirates’ main strengths this season; their team ERA currently stands at 3.66 and ranks sixth among MLB clubs. Since they took office, they have surrendered 154 earned runs and 38 homers. The Pirates pitching staff boasts an 8.80 strikeout-to-walk ratio with 369 strikeouts against 150 walks. The bullpen has been effective this season, recording 13 saves at an impressive save rate of 72.2%. Defensively, the Pirates have turned 37 double plays and boast an outstanding fielding percentage of 0.983.

Johan Oviedo will take to the mound for the Pirates. Oviedo has pitched 185 innings over his career, allowing 183 hits while striking out 157 batters. Oviedo currently boasts an ERA of 4.52 with a WHIP of 1.476. His strikeout-to-walk ratio stands at 1.74, while he holds a FIP score of 4.5.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Against the Spread

Arizona is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games. Arizona is 14-6 SU in their last 20 games against Pittsburgh. The total has gone OVER in 8 of Arizona’s last 11 games on the road. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh. Arizona is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the National League Central Division division.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games. Pittsburgh is 3-12 SU in their last 15 games. Pittsburgh are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games at home. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games when playing at home against Arizona. Pittsburgh are 12-4 SU in their last 16 games against an opponent in the National League.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Free Pick

According to top baseball betting sites, Arizona Diamondbacks are expected to claim victory in this matchup against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Their strong offensive production and Zac Gallen’s impressive track record give them an edge against them.

Free Pick: Arizona Diamondback -163