The Pirates visit Arizona tonight on the back end of the slate in a game few will be watching. Both teams have fallen short of expectations this year, although fans who had expectations may have been misguided in the first place.
The scoring in this series has been back and forth, with a 3-point game to start the series and 10 runs scored last night. Neither result should be shocking though – Game 1 was started by Zac Gallen who has been the ace in Arizona this year and the Pirates used a solid bullpen rotation starting with Beede. The second game came with a serious downgrade in starters with Tommy Henry and Zach Thompson.
Now tonight we have Madison Bumgarner starting for the Diamondbacks against Mitch Keller. Bumgarner is far from his prime but he’s been solid, especially at home. The Pirates have also seriously struggled against lefties. Keller has had an up and down season but is hitting his groove recently, giving up only 6 runs in his last 5 starts. Count on the above average pitching and well below average hitting to get us under 8 tonight.
Juice's Prediction: Pirates @ Diamondbacks under 8 | -104 at FanDuel