Thursday, June 8, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Edinson Volquez vs. Gerrit Cole
The Miami Marlins head to PNC Park on Thursday, June 8, 2017 to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. The expected starting pitchers are Edinson Volquez for the Marlins and Gerrit Cole for the Pirates.
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The odds for this matchup have Miami at +129 and Pittsburgh at -139. The Marlins have a 33-21-3 over/under mark and a 25-32-0 run line record. The Pirates are 29-29-0 against the run line and have a 28-27-3 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 33-21-3 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 25-32-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 28-27-3 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 29-29-0 against the run line
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
06/07/17 P Edinson Volquez Ankle is upgraded to probable for next scheduled start Thursday vs. Pittsburgh
06/06/17 1B Justin Bour Ankle 10-day DL (06/05)
06/01/17 P Justin Nicolino Finger 10-day DL (05/31)
05/19/17 P Tom Koehler Shoulder 10-day DL (05/17)
05/17/17 P Junichi Tazawa Ribs 10-day DL (05/16)
05/11/17 SS Adeiny Hechavarria Oblique 10-day DL (05/10)
05/09/17 SS Miguel Rojas Thumb 60-day DL (05/09)
05/08/17 3B Martin Prado Hamstring 10-day DL (05/08)
05/06/17 P Wei-Yin Chen Arm 10-day DL (05/02)
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
06/06/17 P Ivan Nova Knee left last game, is "?" for next start.
05/30/17 C Chris Stewart Hamstring 10-day DL (05/30)
05/28/17 P Antonio Bastardo Quad 10-day DL (04/25)
05/28/17 P Josh Lindblom Side 10-day DL (05/20)
05/06/17 P Jameson Taillon Groin 10-day DL (05/04)
04/18/17 CF Starling Marte Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 07/18 vs. Milwaukee)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Marlins have a 24-33 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Edinson Volquez has a 2-7 record with an earned run average of 3.79 and a WHIP of 1.38. He has 57 strikeouts over his 61.2 innings pitched and he's given up 52 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 193 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 201 hitters and walked 100 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.52. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 456 base hits and 254 earned runs. They have allowed 65 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 235 batters and struck out 452. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.50.
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As a team Miami is hitting .263, good for 8th in the league. The Marlins hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .324 with an on-base percentage of .389. He has 71 hits this season in 219 at bats with 40 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .562 and an OPS+ of 154. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .290 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .363. He has totaled 62 hits and he has driven in 39 men in 214 at bats. His OPS+ is 147 while his slugging percentage is at .565. The Marlins have 516 hits, including 82 doubles and 67 home runs. Miami has walked 161 times so far this season and they have struck out 445 times as a unit. They have left 397 men on base and have a team OPS of .740. They score 4.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 251 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 26-32 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.27, Gerrit Cole has a 3-5 record and a 1.26 WHIP. He has 61 strikeouts over the 71.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 74 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 201 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 178 batters and walked 72 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.21. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 546 base knocks and 244 earned runs this season. They have given up 67 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 163 hitters and struck out 420 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.18.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 24th in the league. The Pirates hold a .386 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Josh Harrison comes into this matchup batting .307 with an OBP of .371. He has 65 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 212 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .472 with an OPS+ of 123. Adam Frazier is hitting .301 this season and he has an OBP of .381. He has collected 41 hits in 136 at bats while driving in 20 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .419. The Pirates as a unit have 477 base hits, including 91 doubles and 56 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 203 times this year and they have struck out on 435 occasions. They have had 411 men left on base and have an OPS of .705. They have scored 4.17 runs per game and totaled 242 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates -139
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