Thursday, May 11, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Gerrit Cole vs. Zack Greinke
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Chase Field on Thursday, May 11, 2017 to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Gerrit Cole for the Pirates and Zack Greinke for the Diamondbacks.
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The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at +115 and Arizona at -125. The Pirates have a 14-18-1 over/under record and a 16-17-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 18-16-0 against the run line and have a 16-17-1 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 14-18-1 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 16-17-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 16-17-1 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 18-16-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
05/06/17 P Jameson Taillon Groin 10-day DL (5/4)
04/29/17 3B David Freese Hamstring 10-day DL (4/26)
04/26/17 P Antonio Bastardo Quad 10-day DL (4/25)
04/25/17 LF Adam Frazier Hamstring 10-day DL (4/23)
04/18/17 CF Starling Marte Suspension 80-game suspension
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
04/24/17 P Shelby Miller Elbow 60-day DL (4/22)
04/01/17 P Jake Barrett Shoulder 10-day DL (3/31)
03/31/17 CF Socrates Brito Finger 60-day DL (3/28)
03/31/17 P Steve Hathaway Shoulder 60-day DL (3/31)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 14-19 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gerrit Cole has a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 3.14 and a WHIP of 1.05. He has 42 strikeouts over his 43 innings pitched and he's given up 36 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.05 and they have given up 116 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the bullpen and they've struck out 95 hitters and walked 42 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 299 base hits and 130 earned runs. They have allowed 33 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 99 batters and struck out 247. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 3.96.
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As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .230, good for 25th in the league. The Pirates hold a .372 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Josh Bell is hitting .245 with an on-base percentage of .330. He has 25 hits this season in 102 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .441 and an OPS+ of 102. Josh Harrison is hitting .283 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .349. He has totaled 32 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 113 at bats. His OPS+ is 112 while his slugging percentage is at .460. The Pirates have 252 hits, including 52 doubles and 28 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 118 times so far this season and they have struck out 244 times as a unit. They have left 230 men on base and have a team OPS of .684. They score 3.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 121 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 18-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.09, Zack Greinke has a 3-2 record and a 1.17 WHIP. He has 47 strikeouts over the 43.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 43 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 98 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 110 batters and walked 36 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.96. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 285 base knocks and 132 earned runs this season. They have given up 36 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 112 hitters and struck out 315 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 3.65.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 13th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Yasmany Tomas comes into this matchup batting .262 with an OBP of .313. He has 27 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 103 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .505 with an OPS+ of 106. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .314 this season and he has an OBP of .449. He has collected 37 hits in 118 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 156 and a slugging percentage of .551. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 298 base hits, including 57 doubles and 39 homers. Arizona has walked 110 times this year and they have struck out on 314 occasions. They have had 236 men left on base and have an OPS of .744. They have scored 4.76 runs per game and totaled 162 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks -125
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