Wednesday, May 31, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Godley vs. Chad Kuhl
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit PNC Park on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Zack Godley for the Diamondbacks and Chad Kuhl for the Pirates.
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The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at -103 and Pittsburgh at -107. The Diamondbacks have a 23-28-2 over/under record and a 28-25-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 26-26-0 against the run line and have a 24-25-3 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 23-28-2 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 28-25-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 24-25-3 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 26-26-0 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
05/30/17 C Chris Stewart Hamstring injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
05/29/17 RF Gregory Polanco Ankle left last game, is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs. Arizona
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 31-22 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zack Godley has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 1.99 and a WHIP of 1.04. He has 26 strikeouts over his 31.2 innings pitched and he's given up 22 hits. He allows 6.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.87 and they have given up 138 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 170 hitters and walked 58 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 419 base hits and 193 earned runs. They have allowed 57 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 168 batters and struck out 483. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.69.
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As a team Arizona is hitting .263, good for 8th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .449 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Chris Owings is hitting .317 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 57 hits this season in 180 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .483 and an OPS+ of 114. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .308 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .436. He has totaled 57 hits and he has driven in 38 men in 185 at bats. His OPS+ is 155 while his slugging percentage is at .562. The Diamondbacks have 480 hits, including 97 doubles and 72 home runs. Arizona has walked 168 times so far this season and they have struck out 467 times as a unit. They have left 366 men on base and have a team OPS of .778. They score 4.92 runs per contest and have scored a total of 261 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 24-28 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.29, Chad Kuhl has a 1-5 record and a 1.62 WHIP. He has 36 strikeouts over the 44.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 55 hits. He allows 11.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 182 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 157 batters and walked 65 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.23. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 493 base knocks and 218 earned runs this season. They have given up 55 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 144 hitters and struck out 374 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 4.02.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 24th in the league. The Pirates hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Josh Harrison comes into this matchup batting .303 with an OBP of .364. He has 57 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 188 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .452 with an OPS+ of 115. Adam Frazier is hitting .324 this season and he has an OBP of .405. He has collected 36 hits in 111 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .459. The Pirates as a unit have 416 base hits, including 78 doubles and 49 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 184 times this year and they have struck out on 377 occasions. They have had 367 men left on base and have an OPS of .699. They have scored 3.98 runs per game and totaled 207 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Pirates -107
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