Sunday, April 23, 2017
Get todays MLB odds and lines on this game.
Probable Pitchers: Jordan Montgomery vs. Ivan Nova
The New York Yankees head to PNC Park on Sunday, April 23, 2017 to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. The expected starting pitchers are Jordan Montgomery for the Yankees and Ivan Nova for the Pirates.
Free $60 in Member MLB Picks No Obligation Click Here
The odds for this matchup have New York at +118 and Pittsburgh at -130. The Yankees have a 10-6-0 over/under mark and a 10-6-0 run line record. The Pirates are 9-7-0 against the run line and have a 6-10-0 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 10-6-0 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 10-6-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 6-10-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 9-7-0 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 10-6 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 4.22 and a WHIP of 1.50. He has 11 strikeouts over his 10.2 innings pitched and he's given up 12 hits. He allows 10.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.18 and they have given up 28 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .170 against the bullpen and they've struck out 55 hitters and walked 13 batters. As a team, New York allows 7.4 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 3.11. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 114 base hits and 48 earned runs. They have allowed 17 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 39 batters and struck out 149. They have walked 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.10 and their FIP as a unit is 3.27.
Our handicappers are experts on MLB betting. Check out our MLB betting tips today.
As a team New York is hitting .262, good for 4th in the league. The Yankees hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Starlin Castro is hitting .371 with an on-base percentage of .409. He has 23 hits this season in 62 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .565 and an OPS+ of 174. Chase Headley is hitting .377 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .476. He has totaled 20 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 53 at bats. His OPS+ is 210 while his slugging percentage is at .623. The Yankees have 140 hits, including 23 doubles and 22 home runs. New York has walked 66 times so far this season and they have struck out 121 times as a unit. They have left 117 men on base and have a team OPS of .781. They score 5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 80 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 7-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.25, Ivan Nova has a 1-2 record and a 0.95 WHIP. He has 8 strikeouts over the 20 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 19 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 50 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 42 batters and walked 14 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.54. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 142 base knocks and 56 earned runs this season. They have given up 14 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 43 hitters and struck out 112 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 3.70.
As a team, they are batting .231, good for 19th in the league. The Pirates hold a .352 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Andrew McCutchen comes into this matchup batting .254 with an OBP of .299. He has 16 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 63 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .413 with an OPS+ of 92. Josh Harrison is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .368. He has collected 14 hits in 50 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 101 and a slugging percentage of .360. The Pirates as a unit have 124 base hits, including 20 doubles and 13 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 48 times this year and they have struck out on 110 occasions. They have had 113 men left on base and have an OPS of .656. They have scored 3.44 runs per game and totaled 55 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates -130
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's Free MLB Picks
Get all of Today's 100% Profit Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks