Los Angeles Dodgers at Pittsburgh Pirates 8/21/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, August 21, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Alex Wood vs. Gerrit Cole
PNC Park is the site of the matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, August 21, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Alex Wood for the Dodgers and Gerrit Cole for the Pirates.
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Los Angeles opens at -114 while Pittsburgh opens at +104. The Dodgers have a 49-65-9 over/under record and a 60-63-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 64-59-0 against the run line and have a 51-67-5 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 49-65-9 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 60-63-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 51-67-5 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 64-59-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
08/19/17 LF Cody Bellinger Ankle left last game, is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Detroit Tigers
08/19/17 P Yu Darvish Back 10-day DL (08/17)
07/28/17 P Grant Dayton Neck 10-day DL (07/28)
07/23/17 P Clayton Kershaw Back 10-day DL (07/24)
07/23/17 P Brandon McCarthy Finger 10-day DL (07/21)
06/25/17 LF Franklin Gutierrez Back 60-day DL (06/25)
06/05/17 P Adam Liberatore Forearm 10-day DL (05/31)
05/27/17 P Scott Kazmir Hip 60-day DL (03/30)
05/27/17 CF Andrew Toles ACL 60-day DL (05/10)
05/09/17 RF Andre Ethier Back 60-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 P Yimi Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (02/15)
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
08/18/17 P Wade LeBlanc Quad 10-day DL (08/18)
08/17/17 C Francisco Cervelli Hand 10-day DL (08/14)
08/16/17 RF Gregory Polanco Hamstring 10-day DL (08/13)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 87-34 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Alex Wood has a 14-1 record with an earned run average of 2.30 and a WHIP of 1.01. He has 122 strikeouts over his 117.1 innings pitched and he's given up 89 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.99 and they have given up 317 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the bullpen and they've struck out 451 hitters and walked 117 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.1. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 900 base hits and 373 earned runs. They have allowed 130 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 315 batters and struck out 1,144. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.12 and their FIP as a unit is 3.54.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .258, good for 13th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Cody Bellinger is hitting .274 with an on-base percentage of .356. He has 101 hits this season in 369 at bats with 79 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .612 and an OPS+ of 147. Corey Seager is hitting .309 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .395. He has totaled 131 hits and he has driven in 62 men in 424 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .514. The Dodgers have 1,042 hits, including 239 doubles and 174 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 494 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,030 times as a unit. They have left 843 men on base and have a team OPS of .796. They score 5.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 620 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 59-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.04, Gerrit Cole has a 10-8 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 141 strikeouts over the 153.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 153 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.03 and they have given up 403 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 372 batters and walked 150 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.31. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,134 base knocks and 527 earned runs this season. They have given up 142 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 356 hitters and struck out 943 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.20.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 21st in the league. The Pirates hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Josh Harrison comes into this matchup batting .276 with an OBP of .345. He has 121 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 439 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .426 with an OPS+ of 100. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .286 this season and he has an OBP of .379. He has collected 123 hits in 430 at bats while driving in 72 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .507. The Pirates as a unit have 1,035 base hits, including 194 doubles and 118 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 412 times this year and they have struck out on 882 occasions. They have had 883 men left on base and have an OPS of .717. They have scored 4.27 runs per game and totaled 525 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Pirates +104
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