Friday, July 1, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Locke vs. Sonny Gray
The Pittsburgh Pirates head to O.co Coliseum on Friday to take on the Oakland Athletics. The probable pitchers are Jeff Locke for the Pirates and Sonny Gray for the Athletics. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh at +125 and Oakland at -135. The over/under is 8. The Pirates have a 48-30-1 over/under mark and a 36-43-0 run line record, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Athletics are 42-36-0 against the run line and have a 38-37-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 54% of the time.
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The Pirates head into this game with a 38-41 record, and they are 16-22 on the road. Starting pitcher Jeff Locke has a 7-5 record with an ERA of 5.12 and a WHIP of 1.37. He has 46 strikeouts during his 89.2 innings pitched and he has given up 95 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.85. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.07 and they have allowed 263 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the pen while they've been struck out 212 times and walked 113 times this year. As a unit, Pittsburgh has given up 9.25 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 hitters per nine. They are 22nd in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.47. The Pirates pitchers have collectively given up 728 base hits and 352 earned runs. They have allowed 94 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 284 batters and struck out 559. They walk 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.64.
As a team, Pittsburgh is hitting .265, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .254 average on the road. The Pirates have a .412 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .337 which is good for 4th in the league. They rank 8th in baseball with 9.15 hits per contest. Starling Marte comes into this game hitting .331 and his on-base percentage is at .372. He has 92 hits this season along with 43 runs scored and 30 runs batted in. He's struck out 63 times and has walked 9 times. Gregory Polanco is hitting .299 and he has an on-base percentage of .377. He has totaled 80 hits so far while scoring 48 runs and he's driven in 44. He has walked 37 times and has struck out 64 times. The Pirates have 723 hits, including 144 doubles and 74 home runs. They've stolen 55 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 22 times. Pittsburgh has walked 261 times this season and they've struck out 656 times as a unit. They've left 591 men on base and have a team OPS of .749. They score 4.61 runs per contest and have scored a total of 364 runs so far this year.
Oakland comes into this game with a 17-22 home mark and a 35-43 overall record. With an ERA of 5.03, Sonny Gray has a 3-6 record and a 1.46 WHIP. He has 63 strikeouts over the 78.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 86 hits. He has allowed 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.52. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.15 and they have given up 267 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Athletics bullpen while being struck out 252 times and walking 80 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 9.58 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.58 batters per nine. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.63. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 733 base knocks and 354 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 96 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a staff has walked 238 hitters and struck out 580. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.45.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .240 average at home. The Athletics hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307 which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.67 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup batting .293 and he has an OBP of .349. He has 68 hits this year along with 22 runs scored and 23 RBI. He's struck out 40 times and has walked on 20 occasions. Josh Reddick is hitting .310 and he has an OBP of .383. He has collected 48 hits so far while he's scored 21 runs and drove in 18. He has earned a walk 19 times and has punched out 23 times. The Athletics as a unit have 676 base hits, including 122 doubles and 82 homers. They have 34 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 13 times. Oakland as a team has walked 194 times this year and they have struck out 516 times. They've had 496 men left on base and have an OPS of .710. They score 4.22 runs per game and have totaled 329 runs so far this season.
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 48-30-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 36-43-0 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 38-37-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 42-36-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/14/16 P Gerrit Cole Tricep 15-day DL (6/9)
06/11/16 C Francisco Cervelli Hand 15-day DL (6/10)
05/24/16 P Ryan Vogelsong Eye 60-day DL (5/24)
03/31/16 C Elias Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
06/29/16 LF Khris Davis Shoulder "?" Thursday vs. San Francisco Giants
06/09/16 P Rich Hill Groin 15-day DL (5/30)
05/11/16 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (4/28); out for season
05/11/16 LF Mark Canha Back 60-day DL (5/9), out for season
04/10/16 P Henderson Alvarez Shoulder 60-day DL (4/6)
04/05/16 P Felix Doubront Elbow 60-day DL (4/4); out for season
04/03/16 2B Eric Sogard Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 CF Sam Fuld Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/13), out for season
03/31/16 P R.J. Alvarez Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics
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