Sunday, May 14, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Ivan Nova vs. Robbie Ray
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Chase Field on Sunday, May 14, 2017 to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Ivan Nova for the Pirates and Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks.
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The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at +133 and Arizona at -143. The Pirates have a 15-20-1 over/under record and a 17-19-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 20-17-0 against the run line and have a 17-19-1 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 15-20-1 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 17-19-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 17-19-1 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 20-17-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
5/11/2017 Kevin Newman SS Forehead Expected to be out until at least May 14
5/10/2017 Barrett Barnes CF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least May 20
5/9/2017 Jameson Taillon SP Groin Expected to be out until at least May 25
5/7/2017 Antonio Bastardo RP Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least May 13
4/20/2017 Jason Stoffel RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 19
4/18/2017 Brandon Cumpton SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
4/18/2017 Jung Ho Kang 3B Suspension Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
4/18/2017 Starling Marte CF Suspension Suspended until Jul 18
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
5/13/2017 Chris Iannetta C Head Expected to be out until at least May 19
5/12/2017 Shelby Miller SP Elbow Out for the season
5/10/2017 T.J. McFarland RP Ankle Expected to be out until at least May 22
5/5/2017 Steve Hathaway RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 30
5/4/2017 Rubby De La Rosa SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least May 20
4/18/2017 Josh Thole C Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
4/4/2017 Domingo Leyba 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 6
3/28/2017 Socrates Brito CF Finger Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 14-22 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ivan Nova has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 2.23 and a WHIP of 0.95. He has 29 strikeouts over his 48.1 innings pitched and he's given up 43 hits. He allows 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.10 and they have given up 127 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the bullpen and they've struck out 106 hitters and walked 45 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.19. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 330 base hits and 148 earned runs. They have allowed 36 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 107 batters and struck out 270. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 3.94.
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As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .222, good for 28th in the league. The Pirates hold a .363 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.3 hits per game. Josh Bell is hitting .236 with an on-base percentage of .323. He has 26 hits this season in 110 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .445 and an OPS+ of 101. Josh Harrison is hitting .290 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .355. He has totaled 36 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 124 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .460. The Pirates have 264 hits, including 54 doubles and 31 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 122 times so far this season and they have struck out 267 times as a unit. They have left 238 men on base and have a team OPS of .665. They score 3.56 runs per contest and have scored a total of 128 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 21-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.14, Robbie Ray has a 2-3 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 57 strikeouts over the 41.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 33 hits. He allows 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.07 and they have given up 99 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 118 batters and walked 37 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.8. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 297 base knocks and 138 earned runs this season. They have given up 38 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 117 hitters and struck out 343 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 3.55.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 8th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Yasmany Tomas comes into this matchup batting .257 with an OBP of .303. He has 29 hits this year along with 24 RBI in 113 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .504 with an OPS+ of 103. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .313 this season and he has an OBP of .453. He has collected 40 hits in 128 at bats while driving in 28 runs. He has an OPS+ of 153 and a slugging percentage of .531. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 332 base hits, including 66 doubles and 44 homers. Arizona has walked 119 times this year and they have struck out on 338 occasions. They have had 259 men left on base and have an OPS of .762. They have scored 4.92 runs per game and totaled 182 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates +133
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