Sunday, May 21, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Nola vs. Chad Kuhl
The Philadelphia Phillies head to PNC Park on Sunday, May 21, 2017 to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. The expected starting pitchers are Aaron Nola for the Phillies and Chad Kuhl for the Pirates.
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The odds for this matchup have Philadelphia at +100 and Pittsburgh at -110. The Phillies have a 23-15-1 over/under mark and a 21-18-0 run line record. The Pirates are 21-21-0 against the run line and have a 18-22-2 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 23-15-1 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 21-18-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 18-22-2 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 21-21-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
05/20/17 P Jeremy Hellickson Side is upgraded to probable for next scheduled start.
05/19/17 LF Michael Saunders Groin "?" Saturday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
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 15-24 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Aaron Nola has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 4.50 and a WHIP of 1.63. He has 15 strikeouts over his 16 innings pitched and he's given up 20 hits. He allows 11.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.93 and they have given up 132 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 110 hitters and walked 61 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.3 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 357 base hits and 185 earned runs. They have allowed 61 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 130 batters and struck out 271. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 5.02.
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As a team Philadelphia is hitting .257, good for 13th in the league. The Phillies hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Odubel Herrera is hitting .242 with an on-base percentage of .297. He has 37 hits this season in 153 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .366 and an OPS+ of 76. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .298 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .369. He has totaled 48 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 161 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .429. The Phillies have 344 hits, including 75 doubles and 45 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 128 times so far this season and they have struck out 328 times as a unit. They have left 256 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 4.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 180 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 18-24 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.69, Chad Kuhl has a 1-4 record and a 1.74 WHIP. He has 28 strikeouts over the 35 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 46 hits. He allows 11.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.03 and they have given up 149 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 124 batters and walked 55 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.18. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 385 base knocks and 173 earned runs this season. They have given up 45 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 127 hitters and struck out 308 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.11.
As a team, they are batting .225, good for 29th in the league. The Pirates hold a .368 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.5 hits per contest. Josh Bell comes into this matchup batting .256 with an OBP of .342. He has 33 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 129 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .527 with an OPS+ of 125. Josh Harrison is hitting .285 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 41 hits in 144 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 112 and a slugging percentage of .465. The Pirates as a unit have 313 base hits, including 64 doubles and 38 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 146 times this year and they have struck out on 299 occasions. They have had 280 men left on base and have an OPS of .673. They have scored 3.81 runs per game and totaled 160 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates -110
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