Wednesday, May 10, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Chad Kuhl vs. Kenta Maeda
Dodger Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Chad Kuhl for the Pirates and Kenta Maeda for the Dodgers.
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Pittsburgh opens at +169 while Los Angeles opens at -179. The Pirates have a 14-17-1 over/under record and a 15-17-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 13-21-0 against the run line and have a 13-18-3 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 14-17-1 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 15-17-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 13-18-3 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 13-21-0 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 Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
05/08/17 P Brandon McCarthy Shoulder 10-day DL (5/5)
05/06/17 1B Adrian Gonzalez Shoulder 10-day DL (5/05)
05/01/17 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Gluteus 10-day DL (5/1)
04/19/17 2B Logan Forsythe Toe 10-day DL (4/18)
04/19/17 1B Rob Segedin Toe 10-day DL (4/18)
04/17/17 P Rich Hill Finger 10-day DL (4/16)
03/31/17 P Josh Ravin Groin 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Scott Kazmir Hip 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Yimi Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (2/15)
03/31/17 RF Andre Ethier Hip 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Brock Stewart Shoulder 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 14-18 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chad Kuhl has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 5.54 and a WHIP of 1.62. He has 21 strikeouts over his 26 innings pitched and he's given up 30 hits. He allows 10.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.01 and they have given up 110 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 89 hitters and walked 42 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.99. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 286 base hits and 126 earned runs. They have allowed 32 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 97 batters and struck out 239. They have walked 3.1 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 3.95.
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As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .233, good for 24th in the league. The Pirates hold a .375 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Josh Bell is hitting .248 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 25 hits this season in 101 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .446 and an OPS+ of 104. Josh Harrison is hitting .294 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 32 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 109 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .477. The Pirates have 248 hits, including 50 doubles and 27 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 116 times so far this season and they have struck out 234 times as a unit. They have left 228 men on base and have a team OPS of .691. They score 3.69 runs per contest and have scored a total of 118 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 18-14 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.81, Kenta Maeda has a 2-2 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 35 strikeouts over the 31 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 32 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.95 and they have given up 88 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 128 batters and walked 41 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.25. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 246 base knocks and 103 earned runs this season. They have given up 31 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 96 hitters and struck out 316 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.23.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 9th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Corey Seager comes into this matchup batting .287 with an OBP of .381. He has 33 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 115 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .478 with an OPS+ of 131. Justin Turner is hitting .376 this season and he has an OBP of .448. He has collected 41 hits in 109 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 158 and a slugging percentage of .505. The Dodgers as a unit have 275 base hits, including 58 doubles and 34 homers. Los Angeles has walked 125 times this year and they have struck out on 254 occasions. They have had 224 men left on base and have an OPS of .753. They have scored 4.97 runs per game and totaled 159 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dodgers -179
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