Los Angeles Dodgers at Pittsburgh Pirates 8/23/2017 Free MLB Pick and Parlay
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Rich Hill vs. Trevor Williams
The Los Angeles Dodgers visit PNC Park on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Rich Hill for the Dodgers and Trevor Williams for the Pirates.
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The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -166 and Pittsburgh at +156. The Dodgers have a 49-67-9 over/under record and a 61-64-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 66-59-0 against the run line and have a 52-68-5 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 49-67-9 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 61-64-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 52-68-5 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 66-59-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
08/22/17 P Alex Wood Shoulder "?" next scheduled start
08/21/17 LF Cody Bellinger Ankle is not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday 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 88-35 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Rich Hill has a 9-4 record with an earned run average of 3.54 and a WHIP of 1.23. He has 112 strikeouts over his 94 innings pitched and he's given up 76 hits. He allows 7.3 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 325 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the bullpen and they've struck out 458 hitters and walked 122 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 3.13. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 918 base hits and 384 earned runs. They have allowed 134 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 320 batters and struck out 1,163. 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 3.55.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .256, good for 17th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .451 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 19th 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 .306 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .392. He has totaled 133 hits and he has driven in 63 men in 434 at bats. His OPS+ is 134 while his slugging percentage is at .507. The Dodgers have 1,055 hits, including 241 doubles and 177 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 501 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,050 times as a unit. They have left 858 men on base and have a team OPS of .792. They score 5.1 runs per contest and have scored a total of 627 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 60-65 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.71, Trevor Williams has a 5-6 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 86 strikeouts over the 114.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 114 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.96 and they have given up 408 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 379 batters and walked 156 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 1,155 base knocks and 536 earned runs this season. They have given up 145 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 364 hitters and struck out 962 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 23rd in the league. The Pirates hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Josh Harrison comes into this matchup batting .281 with an OBP of .349. He has 126 hits this year along with 44 RBI in 448 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .440 with an OPS+ of 105. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .287 this season and he has an OBP of .379. He has collected 126 hits in 439 at bats while driving in 73 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .506. The Pirates as a unit have 1,054 base hits, including 197 doubles and 122 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 417 times this year and they have struck out on 899 occasions. They have had 898 men left on base and have an OPS of .717. They have scored 4.29 runs per game and totaled 536 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Pirates +156 and over 9 total runs
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