Thursday, May 25, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Ivan Nova vs. Bartolo Colon
Turner Field is the site of the matchup between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, May 25, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Ivan Nova for the Pirates and Bartolo Colon for the Braves.
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Pittsburgh opens at -104 while Atlanta opens at -106. The Pirates have a 20-24-2 over/under record and a 24-22-0 run line mark. The Braves are 24-19-0 against the run line and have a 26-17-0 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 20-24-2 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 24-22-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 26-17-0 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 24-19-0 against the run line
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
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 20-26 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ivan Nova has a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 2.63 and a WHIP of 1.05. He has 36 strikeouts over his 61.2 innings pitched and he's given up 61 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.21. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.96 and they have given up 160 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the bullpen and they've struck out 131 hitters and walked 58 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.4 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 4.13. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 425 base hits and 187 earned runs. They have allowed 48 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 135 batters and struck out 329. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.08.
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As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .230, good for 28th in the league. The Pirates hold a .366 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Josh Bell is hitting .254 with an on-base percentage of .346. He has 36 hits this season in 142 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .507 and an OPS+ of 121. Josh Harrison is hitting .292 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 47 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 161 at bats. His OPS+ is 112 while his slugging percentage is at .453. The Pirates have 351 hits, including 67 doubles and 40 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 162 times so far this season and they have struck out 327 times as a unit. They have left 318 men on base and have a team OPS of .677. They score 3.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 174 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 20-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.38, Bartolo Colon has a 2-4 record and a 1.48 WHIP. He has 33 strikeouts over the 48 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 60 hits. He allows 11.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 121 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 124 batters and walked 50 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.7 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.52. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 383 base knocks and 193 earned runs this season. They have given up 57 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 144 hitters and struck out 287 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.73.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 4th in the league. The Braves hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .296 with an OBP of .365. He has 50 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 169 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .391 with an OPS+ of 99. Brandon Phillips is hitting .300 this season and he has an OBP of .355. He has collected 42 hits in 140 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .429. The Braves as a unit have 396 base hits, including 72 doubles and 47 homers. Atlanta has walked 139 times this year and they have struck out on 337 occasions. They have had 306 men left on base and have an OPS of .755. They have scored 4.63 runs per game and totaled 199 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates -104
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