Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Williams vs. Julio Teheran
The Pittsburgh Pirates head to Turner Field on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 to take on the Atlanta Braves. The expected starting pitchers are Trevor Williams for the Pirates and Julio Teheran for the Braves.
The odds for this matchup have Pittsburgh at +133 and Atlanta at -143. The Pirates have a 19-24-2 over/under mark and a 23-22-0 run line record. The Braves are 24-18-0 against the run line and have a 25-17-0 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 19-24-2 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 23-22-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 25-17-0 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 24-18-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
05/23/17 SS Jordy Mercer Hand injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Atlanta Braves
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
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
05/21/17 P Eric O'Flaher Back 10-day DL (5/20)
05/20/17 P Chaz Roe Shoulder 60-day DL (5/20)
05/18/17 3B Adonis Garcia Achilles 10-day DL (5/16)
05/18/17 1B Freddie Freeman Wrist 10-day DL (5/18)
04/03/17 P Armando Rivero Shoulder 10-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P Daniel Winkler Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
04/02/17 2B Micah Johnson Wrist 60-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 1B Sean Rodriguez Shoulder 60-day DL (2/25)
03/31/17 P Mauricio Cabrera Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 20-25 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Williams has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 6.04 and a WHIP of 1.50. He has 16 strikeouts over his 25.1 innings pitched and he's given up 27 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.64. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.79 and they have given up 154 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen and they've struck out 129 hitters and walked 57 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 410 base hits and 181 earned runs. They have allowed 47 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 132 batters and struck out 323. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.07.
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As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .226, good for 29th in the league. The Pirates hold a .363 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.5 hits per game. Josh Bell is hitting .246 with an on-base percentage of .338. He has 34 hits this season in 138 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .500 and an OPS+ of 117. Josh Harrison is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .349. He has totaled 44 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 156 at bats. His OPS+ is 109 while his slugging percentage is at .449. The Pirates have 336 hits, including 65 doubles and 39 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 158 times so far this season and they have struck out 322 times as a unit. They have left 305 men on base and have a team OPS of .670. They score 3.76 runs per contest and have scored a total of 169 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 19-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.47, Julio Teheran has a 3-4 record and a 1.52 WHIP. He has 36 strikeouts over the 49.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 52 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.07 and they have given up 117 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 121 batters and walked 49 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.8 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.5. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 368 base knocks and 188 earned runs this season. They have given up 56 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 140 hitters and struck out 282 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.72.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 9th in the league. The Braves hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .364. He has 48 hits this year along with 22 RBI in 164 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .378 with an OPS+ of 96. Brandon Phillips is hitting .296 this season and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 40 hits in 135 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .430. The Braves as a unit have 381 base hits, including 68 doubles and 46 homers. Atlanta has walked 136 times this year and they have struck out on 331 occasions. They have had 297 men left on base and have an OPS of .749. They have scored 4.6 runs per game and totaled 193 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates +133
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