Saturday, May 13, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Williams vs. Taijuan Walker
Chase Field is the site of the matchup between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday, May 13, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Trevor Williams for the Pirates and Taijuan Walker for the Diamondbacks.
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Pittsburgh opens at +159 while Arizona opens at -169. The Pirates have a 14-20-1 over/under record and a 17-18-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 19-17-0 against the run line and have a 16-19-1 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 14-20-1 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 17-18-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 16-19-1 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 19-17-0 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
05/11/17 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 14-21 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Williams has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 7.98 and a WHIP of 1.84. He has 12 strikeouts over his 14.2 innings pitched and he's given up 19 hits. He allows 11.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.99 and they have given up 118 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 98 hitters and walked 44 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 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 314 base hits and 137 earned runs. They have allowed 34 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 104 batters and struck out 259. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 3.93.
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As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .224, good for 27th in the league. The Pirates hold a .365 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. Josh Bell is hitting .234 with an on-base percentage of .317. He has 25 hits this season in 107 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .421 and an OPS+ of 93. Josh Harrison is hitting .292 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .358. He has totaled 35 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 120 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .467. The Pirates have 258 hits, including 53 doubles and 30 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 120 times so far this season and they have struck out 261 times as a unit. They have left 233 men on base and have a team OPS of .668. They score 3.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 124 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 20-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.83, Taijuan Walker has a 3-2 record and a 1.28 WHIP. He has 40 strikeouts over the 40 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 39 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.18 and they have given up 99 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 115 batters and walked 37 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 291 base knocks and 134 earned runs this season. They have given up 37 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 115 hitters and struck out 337 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 3.56.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 12th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Yasmany Tomas comes into this matchup batting .259 with an OBP of .308. He has 28 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 108 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .519 with an OPS+ of 107. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .315 this season and he has an OBP of .455. He has collected 39 hits in 124 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 156 and a slugging percentage of .540. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 316 base hits, including 64 doubles and 42 homers. Arizona has walked 116 times this year and they have struck out on 327 occasions. They have had 251 men left on base and have an OPS of .750. They have scored 4.75 runs per game and totaled 171 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks -169
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