Friday, May 26, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Wheeler vs. Chad Kuhl
PNC Park is the site of the matchup between the New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, May 26, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Zack Wheeler for the Mets and Chad Kuhl for the Pirates.
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New York opens at +111 while Pittsburgh opens at -121. The Mets have a 29-9-6 over/under record and a 17-27-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 25-22-0 against the run line and have a 21-24-2 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 29-9-6 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 17-27-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 21-24-2 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 25-22-0 against the run line
Key New York Mets Injuries
05/24/17 RF Jay Bruce Back "?" Thursday vs. San Diego Padres
05/24/17 P Tommy Milone Knee 10-day DL (5/22)
05/16/17 SS Asdrubal Cabrera Thumb 10-day DL (5/14)
05/12/17 P Jeurys Familia Shoulder 60-day DL (5/11)
05/01/17 P Noah Syndergaard Back 60-day DL (5/1)
04/28/17 CF Yoenis Cespedes Hamstring 10-day DL (4/27)
04/01/17 P Seth Lugo Arm 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 LF Brandon Nimmo Hamstring 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 3B David Wright Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/30/17 P Steven Matz Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
05/17/17 RF Gregory Polanco Hamstring 10-day DL (5/15)
05/06/17 P Jameson Taillon Groin 10-day DL (5/4)
04/26/17 P Antonio Bastardo Quad 10-day DL (4/25)
04/18/17 CF Starling Marte Suspension 80-game suspension
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 19-25 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zack Wheeler has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 3.74 and a WHIP of 1.29. He has 40 strikeouts over his 43.1 innings pitched and he's given up 36 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.21. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.08 and they have given up 174 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the bullpen and they've struck out 169 hitters and walked 74 batters. As a team, New York allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.11. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 425 base hits and 228 earned runs. They have allowed 63 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 170 batters and struck out 401. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.48 and their FIP as a unit is 4.50.
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As a team New York is hitting .240, good for 23rd in the league. The Mets hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Jay Bruce is hitting .250 with an on-base percentage of .331. He has 40 hits this season in 160 at bats with 30 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .513 and an OPS+ of 121. Michael Conforto is hitting .341 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .437. He has totaled 45 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 132 at bats. His OPS+ is 199 while his slugging percentage is at .712. The Mets have 365 hits, including 82 doubles and 60 home runs. New York has walked 161 times so far this season and they have struck out 334 times as a unit. They have left 293 men on base and have a team OPS of .737. They score 5.09 runs per contest and have scored a total of 224 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 21-26 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.85, Chad Kuhl has a 1-4 record and a 1.60 WHIP. He has 33 strikeouts over the 40 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 47 hits. He allows 10.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.95 and they have given up 166 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 138 batters and walked 60 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.14. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 437 base knocks and 192 earned runs this season. They have given up 48 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 137 hitters and struck out 342 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.01.
As a team, they are batting .234, good for 27th in the league. The Pirates hold a .374 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Josh Bell comes into this matchup batting .243 with an OBP of .333. He has 36 hits this year along with 20 RBI in 148 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .486 with an OPS+ of 113. Josh Harrison is hitting .293 this season and he has an OBP of .355. He has collected 49 hits in 167 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 110 and a slugging percentage of .449. The Pirates as a unit have 366 base hits, including 68 doubles and 44 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 169 times this year and they have struck out on 337 occasions. They have had 328 men left on base and have an OPS of .689. They have scored 3.96 runs per game and totaled 186 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mets +111
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