Los Angeles Dodgers at Pittsburgh Pirates 8/24/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 24, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Hyun-Jin Ryu vs. Chad Kuhl
The Los Angeles Dodgers visit PNC Park on Thursday, August 24, 2017 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Hyun-Jin Ryu for the Dodgers and Chad Kuhl for the Pirates.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -160 and Pittsburgh at +144. The Dodgers have a 50-67-9 over/under record and a 62-64-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 66-60-0 against the run line and have a 53-68-5 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 50-67-9 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 62-64-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 53-68-5 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 66-60-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
08/22/17 LF Cody Bellinger Ankle 10-day DL (08/20)
08/22/17 P Alex Wood Shoulder 10-day DL (08/22)
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
08/23/17 P Joaquin Benoit Knee 10-day DL (08/23)
08/22/17 P George Kontos Groin 10-day DL (08/20)
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 89-35 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu has a 4-6 record with an earned run average of 3.45 and a WHIP of 1.31. He has 98 strikeouts over his 101.2 innings pitched and he's given up 101 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.97 and they have given up 328 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the bullpen and they've struck out 467 hitters and walked 124 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 3.14. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 925 base hits and 389 earned runs. They have allowed 135 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 326 batters and struck out 1,174. 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 3.56.
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 .342, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Justin Turner is hitting .336 with an on-base percentage of .425. He has 118 hits this season in 351 at bats with 57 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .544 and an OPS+ of 153. Corey Seager is hitting .308 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .392. He has totaled 135 hits and he has driven in 64 men in 439 at bats. His OPS+ is 134 while his slugging percentage is at .506. The Dodgers have 1,065 hits, including 243 doubles and 178 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 508 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,056 times as a unit. They have left 866 men on base and have a team OPS of .792. They score 5.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 635 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 60-66 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.52, Chad Kuhl has a 6-8 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He has 108 strikeouts over the 125.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 124 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 412 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 384 batters and walked 158 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 4.33. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,165 base knocks and 544 earned runs this season. They have given up 146 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 371 hitters and struck out 968 batters. They give up a walk 3 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 4.21.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 24th 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 .348. He has 127 hits this year along with 46 RBI in 452 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 .378. He has collected 127 hits in 443 at bats while driving in 73 runs. He has an OPS+ of 128 and a slugging percentage of .503. The Pirates as a unit have 1,061 base hits, including 198 doubles and 123 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 423 times this year and they have struck out on 910 occasions. They have had 903 men left on base and have an OPS of .717. They have scored 4.29 runs per game and totaled 541 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dodgers -160
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