Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Pineda vs. Jameson Taillon
PNC Park is the site of the matchup between the New York Yankees and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Michael Pineda for the Yankees and Jameson Taillon for the Pirates.
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New York opens at +105 while Pittsburgh opens at -115. The Yankees have a 9-6-0 over/under record and a 10-5-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 8-7-0 against the run line and have a 5-10-0 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 9-6-0 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 10-5-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 5-10-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 8-7-0 against the run line
Key New York Yankees Injuries
04/09/17 C Gary Sanchez Bicep 10-day DL (4/9)
04/02/17 SS Didi Gregorius Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
04/02/17 1B Tyler Austin Ankle 60-day DL (4/2)
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
04/18/17 CF Starling Marte Suspension 80-game suspension
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 10-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Michael Pineda has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.44 and a WHIP of 0.93. He has 23 strikeouts over his 18.1 innings pitched and he's given up 16 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.27 and they have given up 27 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .175 against the bullpen and they've struck out 49 hitters and walked 11 batters. As a team, New York allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.02. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 106 base hits and 44 earned runs. They have allowed 15 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 35 batters and struck out 140. They have walked 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.08 and their FIP as a unit is 3.16.
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As a team New York is hitting .262, good for 5th in the league. The Yankees hold a .452 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .346, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Starlin Castro is hitting .368 with an on-base percentage of .410. He has 21 hits this season in 57 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .579 and an OPS+ of 177. Chase Headley is hitting .396 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .500. He has totaled 19 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 48 at bats. His OPS+ is 222 while his slugging percentage is at .646. The Yankees have 130 hits, including 22 doubles and 22 home runs. New York has walked 64 times so far this season and they have struck out 113 times as a unit. They have left 106 men on base and have a team OPS of .797. They score 5.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 77 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 6-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 0.90, Jameson Taillon has a 1-0 record and a 1.15 WHIP. He has 16 strikeouts over the 20 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 16 hits. He allows 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.47 and they have given up 47 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 39 batters and walked 14 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 132 base knocks and 55 earned runs this season. They have given up 14 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 41 hitters and struck out 104 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 3.84.
As a team, they are batting .229, good for 20th in the league. The Pirates hold a .342 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Andrew McCutchen comes into this matchup batting .254 with an OBP of .302. He has 15 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 59 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .424 with an OPS+ of 96. Josh Harrison is hitting .261 this season and he has an OBP of .358. He has collected 12 hits in 46 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 96 and a slugging percentage of .348. The Pirates as a unit have 116 base hits, including 20 doubles and 11 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 44 times this year and they have struck out on 101 occasions. They have had 107 men left on base and have an OPS of .644. They have scored 3.5 runs per game and totaled 49 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Yankees +105
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