Pittsburgh Pirates at Detroit Tigers 8/9/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Ivan Nova vs. Justin Verlander
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Comerica Park on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Ivan Nova for the Pirates and Justin Verlander for the Tigers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at +127 and Detroit at -137. The Pirates have a 44-63-5 over/under record and a 58-54-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 55-56-0 against the run line and have a 57-48-6 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 44-63-5 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 58-54-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 57-48-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 55-56-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
08/06/17 SS Jose Iglesias Personal out indefinitely
08/03/17 P Michael Fulmer Elbow 10-day DL (08/01)
07/30/17 OF Alex Presley Oblique 10-day DL (07/30)
07/06/17 P Daniel Norris Groin 10-day DL (07/06)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 55-57 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ivan Nova has a 10-8 record with an earned run average of 3.66 and a WHIP of 1.19. He has 89 strikeouts over his 142.2 innings pitched and he's given up 150 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.77 and they have given up 363 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 343 hitters and walked 142 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.14. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 1033 base hits and 463 earned runs. They have allowed 123 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 323 batters and struck out 847. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.13.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .247, good for 24th in the league. The Pirates hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Josh Harrison is hitting .278 with an on-base percentage of .352. He has 111 hits this season in 399 at bats with 37 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .429 and an OPS+ of 105. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .385. He has totaled 115 hits and he has driven in 69 men in 395 at bats. His OPS+ is 135 while his slugging percentage is at .519. The Pirates have 939 hits, including 179 doubles and 107 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 380 times so far this season and they have struck out 803 times as a unit. They have left 808 men on base and have a team OPS of .715. They score 4.24 runs per contest and have scored a total of 475 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 51-60 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.20, Justin Verlander has a 7-7 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He has 136 strikeouts over the 137 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 133 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.29 and they have given up 342 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 301 batters and walked 149 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.89. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1029 base knocks and 531 earned runs this season. They have given up 143 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 365 hitters and struck out 824 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.60.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 12th in the league. The Tigers hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Justin Upton comes into this matchup batting .277 with an OBP of .365. He has 106 hits this year along with 78 RBI in 383 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .525 with an OPS+ of 135. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .254 this season and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 90 hits in 355 at bats while driving in 52 runs. He has an OPS+ of 101 and a slugging percentage of .411. The Tigers as a unit have 979 base hits, including 200 doubles and 130 homers. Detroit has walked 385 times this year and they have struck out on 902 occasions. They have had 768 men left on base and have an OPS of .755. They have scored 4.77 runs per game and totaled 529 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers -137
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