Tuesday, May 30, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Robbie Ray vs. Ivan Nova
PNC Park is the site of the matchup between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks and Ivan Nova for the Pirates.
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Arizona opens at +104 while Pittsburgh opens at -114. The Diamondbacks have a 23-27-2 over/under record and a 27-25-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 26-25-0 against the run line and have a 24-24-3 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 23-27-2 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 27-25-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 24-24-3 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 26-25-0 against the run line
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
05/28/17 CF A.J. Pollock Groin 10-day DL (05/15)
05/28/17 P Shelby Miller Elbow 60-day DL (04/24)
05/28/17 CF Socrates Brito Finger 60-day DL (03/28)
05/28/17 P Steve Hathaway Shoulder 60-day DL (03/31)
05/28/17 P Taijuan Walker Hand 10-day DL (05/21)
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
05/28/17 P Antonio Bastardo Quad 10-day DL (04/25)
05/28/17 P Josh Lindblom Side 10-day DL (05/20)
05/06/17 P Jameson Taillon Groin 10-day DL (05/04)
04/18/17 CF Starling Marte Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 07/18 vs. Milwaukee)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 31-21 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Robbie Ray has a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 3.45 and a WHIP of 1.20. He has 74 strikeouts over his 60 innings pitched and he's given up 43 hits. He allows 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.76 and they have given up 134 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen and they've struck out 169 hitters and walked 56 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.67. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 410 base hits and 189 earned runs. They have allowed 56 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 166 batters and struck out 474. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.69.
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As a team Arizona is hitting .264, good for 8th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .451 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Chris Owings is hitting .324 with an on-base percentage of .362. He has 57 hits this season in 176 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .494 and an OPS+ of 116. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .315 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .444. He has totaled 57 hits and he has driven in 38 men in 181 at bats. His OPS+ is 158 while his slugging percentage is at .575. The Diamondbacks have 473 hits, including 96 doubles and 71 home runs. Arizona has walked 167 times so far this season and they have struck out 461 times as a unit. They have left 359 men on base and have a team OPS of .781. They score 4.96 runs per contest and have scored a total of 258 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 23-28 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.83, Ivan Nova has a 5-3 record and a 1.09 WHIP. He has 37 strikeouts over the 70 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 71 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.88 and they have given up 179 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 154 batters and walked 64 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.26. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 486 base knocks and 215 earned runs this season. They have given up 54 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 143 hitters and struck out 368 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.01.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 25th in the league. The Pirates hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Josh Harrison comes into this matchup batting .310 with an OBP of .371. He has 57 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 184 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .462 with an OPS+ of 119. Adam Frazier is hitting .327 this season and he has an OBP of .408. He has collected 36 hits in 110 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 130 and a slugging percentage of .464. The Pirates as a unit have 407 base hits, including 77 doubles and 48 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 182 times this year and they have struck out on 368 occasions. They have had 362 men left on base and have an OPS of .696. They have scored 3.98 runs per game and totaled 203 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks +104
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