Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Shelby Miller vs. Francisco Liriano
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit PNC Park on Tuesday to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Shelby Miller for the Diamondbacks and Francisco Liriano for the Pirates. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +168 and Pittsburgh at -178. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Diamondbacks have a 22-21-3 over/under record and a 22-24-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Pirates are 20-22-0 against the run line and have a 26-15-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
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The Diamondbacks head into this matchup with a 21-25 record, including 14-8 on the road. Starting pitcher Shelby Miller has a 1-5 record with an earned run average of 6.64 and a WHIP of 1.80. He has 27 strikeouts over his 40.2 innings pitched and he has given up 48 hits so far this season. He has allowed 10.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.54. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.06 and they have given up 155 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen while being struck out 138 times and walking 68 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.16 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.68 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Diamondbacks pitchers have collectively given up 427 base hits and 206 earned runs. They have allowed 49 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 168 batters and struck out 358. They walk 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.21.
As a team, Arizona is batting .270, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .276 average away from home. The Diamondbacks hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.54 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this game hitting .245 and his on-base percentage is at .412. He has 38 hits this season along with 24 runs scored and 26 runs batted in. He's struck out 49 times and has walked 43 times. Jean Segura is hitting .321 and he has an on-base percentage of .348. He has totaled 61 hits so far while scoring 25 runs and he's driven in 23. He has walked 5 times and has struck out 27 times. The Diamondbacks have 439 hits, including 90 doubles and 53 home runs. They've stolen 30 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 9 times. Arizona has walked 132 times this season and they've struck out 368 times as a unit. They've left 324 men on base and have a team OPS of .775. They score 4.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 214 runs so far this year.
Pittsburgh comes into this matchup with a 11-9 home record and a 23-19 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.63, Francisco Liriano has a 3-3 record and a 1.50 WHIP. He has 50 strikeouts over the 46.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 45 hits. He has allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.17. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.33 and they have given up 138 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Pirates bullpen while being struck out 115 times and walking 67 times this season. As a team, Pittsburgh has allowed 8.98 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.63 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.27. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 379 base knocks and 180 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 54 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 163 hitters and struck out 322. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.65.
As a team, they are batting .280, good for 2nd in the league while putting together a .288 average at home. The Pirates hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .357 which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.81 hits per contest. Andrew McCutchen comes into this matchup batting .248 and he has an OBP of .337. He has 41 hits this year along with 27 runs scored and 19 RBI. He's struck out 42 times and has walked on 20 occasions. Starling Marte is hitting .325 and he has an OBP of .369. He has collected 51 hits so far while he's scored 22 runs and drove in 16. He has earned a walk 4 times and has punched out 36 times. The Pirates as a unit have 412 base hits, including 81 doubles and 39 homers. They have 27 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 12 times. Pittsburgh as a team has walked 156 times this year and they have struck out 326 times. They've had 343 men left on base and have an OPS of .785. They score 4.83 runs per game and have totaled 203 runs so far this season.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 22-21-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 22-24-0 against the run line so far this season
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 26-15-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 20-22-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/15/16 RF David Peralta Wrist 15-day DL (5/9)
04/04/16 P Josh Collmenter Shoulder 15-day DL (3/28)
04/02/16 CF A.J. Pollock Elbow 60-day DL (4/2), out for season
03/31/16 C Elias Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Pirates
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