Los Angeles Dodgers at Pittsburgh Pirates 8/22/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Brock Stewart vs. Jameson Taillon
The Los Angeles Dodgers head to PNC Park on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. The expected starting pitchers are Brock Stewart for the Dodgers and Jameson Taillon for the Pirates.
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The odds for this matchup have Los Angeles at -125 and Pittsburgh at +115. The Dodgers have a 49-66-9 over/under mark and a 61-63-0 run line record. The Pirates are 65-59-0 against the run line and have a 51-68-5 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 49-66-9 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 61-63-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 51-68-5 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 65-59-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
08/20/17 LF Cody Bellinger Ankle is not expected to be in the starting lineup Monday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
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 87-35 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brock Stewart has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 1.64 and a WHIP of 1.05. He has 15 strikeouts over his 22 innings pitched and he's given up 16 hits. He allows 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.02 and they have given up 320 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the bullpen and they've struck out 453 hitters and walked 118 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 3.12. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 908 base hits and 379 earned runs. They have allowed 131 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 316 batters and struck out 1,153. 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 3.53.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .257, good for 16th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .452 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 20th 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 .308 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .394. He has totaled 132 hits and he has driven in 62 men in 428 at bats. His OPS+ is 136 while his slugging percentage is at .512. The Dodgers have 1,045 hits, including 239 doubles and 175 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 495 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,040 times as a unit. They have left 846 men on base and have a team OPS of .793. They score 5.09 runs per contest and have scored a total of 621 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 60-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.64, Jameson Taillon has a 7-5 record and a 1.51 WHIP. He has 98 strikeouts over the 97 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 114 hits. He allows 10.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.99 and they have given up 406 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 376 batters and walked 152 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 4.3. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,145 base knocks and 530 earned runs this season. They have given up 143 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 358 hitters and struck out 952 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 4.19.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 22nd in the league. The Pirates hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 17th 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 .346. He has 123 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 443 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .429 with an OPS+ of 102. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .288 this season and he has an OBP of .380. He has collected 125 hits in 434 at bats while driving in 73 runs. He has an OPS+ of 130 and a slugging percentage of .509. The Pirates as a unit have 1,044 base hits, including 196 doubles and 119 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 413 times this year and they have struck out on 889 occasions. They have had 888 men left on base and have an OPS of .717. They have scored 4.28 runs per game and totaled 531 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers -125
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