Friday, May 19, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jeremy Hellickson vs. Trevor Williams
The Philadelphia Phillies visit PNC Park on Friday, May 19, 2017 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Jeremy Hellickson for the Phillies and Trevor Williams for the Pirates.
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The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at -102 and Pittsburgh at -108. The Phillies have a 22-15-0 over/under record and a 20-17-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 20-20-0 against the run line and have a 17-22-1 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 22-15-0 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 20-17-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 17-22-1 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 20-20-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
05/09/17 P Jeanmar Gomez Elbow 10-day DL (5/6)
04/24/17 P Aaron Nola Back 10-day DL (4/21)
04/23/17 P Clay Buchholz Forearm 60-day DL (4/22)
04/19/17 LF Howie Kendrick Abdominal 10-day DL (4/16)
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 Phillies have a 14-23 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson has a 4-1 record with an earned run average of 3.71 and a WHIP of 1.10. He has 18 strikeouts over his 43.2 innings pitched and he's given up 40 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.68 and they have given up 125 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 105 hitters and walked 58 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.82. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 345 base hits and 176 earned runs. They have allowed 60 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 122 batters and struck out 259. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 5.09.
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As a team Philadelphia is hitting .256, good for 14th in the league. The Phillies hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Odubel Herrera is hitting .248 with an on-base percentage of .306. He has 36 hits this season in 145 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .379 and an OPS+ of 82. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .307 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .376. He has totaled 47 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 153 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .444. The Phillies have 326 hits, including 70 doubles and 42 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 126 times so far this season and they have struck out 317 times as a unit. They have left 248 men on base and have a team OPS of .752. They score 4.57 runs per contest and have scored a total of 169 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 17-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.41, Trevor Williams has a 2-2 record and a 1.63 WHIP. He has 16 strikeouts over the 19.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 23 hits. He allows 10.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.98 and they have given up 140 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 118 batters and walked 54 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.16. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 369 base knocks and 164 earned runs this season. They have given up 43 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 121 hitters and struck out 296 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.11.
As a team, they are batting .224, good for 29th in the league. The Pirates hold a .367 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.4 hits per contest. Josh Bell comes into this matchup batting .246 with an OBP of .333. He has 30 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 122 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 116. Josh Harrison is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .355. He has collected 40 hits in 137 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 119 and a slugging percentage of .482. The Pirates as a unit have 297 base hits, including 61 doubles and 36 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 140 times this year and they have struck out on 292 occasions. They have had 270 men left on base and have an OPS of .673. They have scored 3.7 runs per game and totaled 148 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Pirates -108
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