Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: A.J. Burnett (5-1) vs. Christopher Heston (5-3)
The Pittsburgh Pirates take on The San Francisco Giants on Tuesday at AT&T Park. A.J. Burnett is the probable starter for the Pirates and he'll face Christopher Heston of the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at -103 and San Francisco at -107. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Pirates have a 21-23 over/under record and a 24-26 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Giants have a 25-25 over/under record and a 29-23 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 56% of the time.
The Pirates head into this matchup with a 26-24 record, including 11-15 on the road. Starting pitcher A.J. Burnett holds a 5-1 record with an earned run average of 1.81 and a WHIP of 1.16. In his starts, the Pirates are 6-4 over his 64.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 55 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 4-5. He is getting 4.3 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.69 and they have given up 139 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen while being struck out 139 times and walking 49 times this season. As a team, Pittsburgh has allowed 8.26 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.32 batters per nine. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.04.
As a team, Pittsburgh is batting .252, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .246 average away from home. The Pirates hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.66 hits per game and Starling Marte leads the team with 49.
With a 16-11 home record, San Francisco will hope to improve on their 30-22 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.82, Christopher Heston will come into this game holding a 5-3 record and a 1.27 WHIP. In his starts, the Giants are 7-3 and he has allowed 63 hits over 61.1 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 5-4. He is getting 5.1 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.44 and they have given up 145 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Giants bullpen while being struck out 125 times and walking 54 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.54 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.8 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71.
As a team, they are batting .272, good for 2nd in the league while putting together a .259 average at Safeco Field. The Giants hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.44 hits per game and Norichika Aoki leads the team with 60.
Pittsburgh has a team fielding percentage of .982 after having committed 35 errors with 579 assists and 1,367 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .986 team fielding percentage while committing 28 errors, accumulating 576 assists and compiling 1,398 put outs.
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 21-23 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 24-26 against the run line
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 25-25 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 29-23 against the run line
Injuries to Watch
05/07/15 LF Andrew Lambo Plantar Fasciitis Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/4)
04/06/15 P Brandon Cumpton Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 SS Justin Sellers Heel Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
San Francisco Giants
04/18/15 P Jake Peavy Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/18)
04/08/15 P Matt Cain Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/4)
Josh's Pick: Take the Pirates
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