Detroit Tigers at Pittsburgh Pirates 8/8/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Boyd vs. Chad Kuhl
PNC Park is the site of the matchup between the Detroit Tigers and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Matt Boyd for the Tigers and Chad Kuhl for the Pirates.
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Detroit opens at +136 while Pittsburgh opens at -161. The Tigers have a 57-47-6 over/under record and a 55-55-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 57-54-0 against the run line and have a 44-62-5 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 57-47-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 55-55-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 44-62-5 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 57-54-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
08/06/17 SS Jose Iglesias Personal out indefinitely
08/03/17 P Michael Fulmer Elbow 10-day DL (08/01)
07/30/17 OF Alex Presley Oblique 10-day DL (07/30)
07/06/17 P Daniel Norris Groin 10-day DL (07/06)
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 51-59 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Boyd has a 5-5 record with an earned run average of 5.35 and a WHIP of 1.65. He has 59 strikeouts over his 79 innings pitched and he's given up 98 hits. He allows 11.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.30 and they have given up 342 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen and they've struck out 300 hitters and walked 149 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.9. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 1024 base hits and 528 earned runs. They have allowed 142 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 362 batters and struck out 821. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.60.
As a team Detroit is hitting .259, good for 10th in the league. The Tigers hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Justin Upton is hitting .278 with an on-base percentage of .365. He has 106 hits this season in 381 at bats with 78 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .528 and an OPS+ of 136. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .256 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .343. He has totaled 90 hits and he has driven in 52 men in 352 at bats. His OPS+ is 103 while his slugging percentage is at .415. The Tigers have 978 hits, including 200 doubles and 130 home runs. Detroit has walked 383 times so far this season and they have struck out 894 times as a unit. They have left 766 men on base and have a team OPS of .759. They score 4.81 runs per contest and have scored a total of 529 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 54-57 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.53, Chad Kuhl has a 4-7 record and a 1.45 WHIP. He has 90 strikeouts over the 109.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 112 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.79 and they have given up 363 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 340 batters and walked 142 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.18. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 1032 base knocks and 463 earned runs this season. They have given up 123 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 321 hitters and struck out 839 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.15.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 23rd in the league. The Pirates hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Josh Harrison comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .353. He has 110 hits this year along with 37 RBI in 395 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .430 with an OPS+ of 105. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .386. He has collected 114 hits in 391 at bats while driving in 69 runs. He has an OPS+ of 136 and a slugging percentage of .522. The Pirates as a unit have 934 base hits, including 178 doubles and 106 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 377 times this year and they have struck out on 800 occasions. They have had 804 men left on base and have an OPS of .716. They have scored 4.25 runs per game and totaled 472 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Pirates -161
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