Monday, May 8, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Williams vs. Brandon McCarthy
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Dodger Stadium on Monday, May 8, 2017 to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Trevor Williams for the Pirates and Brandon McCarthy for the Dodgers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at +178 and Los Angeles at -190. The Pirates have a 13-17-1 over/under record and a 15-16-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 12-20-0 against the run line and have a 13-17-2 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 13-17-1 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 15-16-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 13-17-2 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 12-20-0 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
05/06/17 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 14-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Williams has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.63. He has 10 strikeouts over his 11.2 innings pitched and he's given up 12 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.86 and they have given up 102 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 84 hitters and walked 39 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.74. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 263 base hits and 111 earned runs. They have allowed 27 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 90 batters and struck out 224. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 3.83.
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As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .237, good for 23rd in the league. The Pirates hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .218 with an on-base percentage of .298. He has 24 hits this season in 110 at bats with 15 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .400 and an OPS+ of 82. Josh Harrison is hitting .298 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 31 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 104 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .490. The Pirates have 237 hits, including 48 doubles and 26 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 109 times so far this season and they have struck out 206 times as a unit. They have left 214 men on base and have a team OPS of .703. They score 3.83 runs per contest and have scored a total of 115 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 17-14 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.10, Brandon McCarthy has a 3-0 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 25 strikeouts over the 29 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 26 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.98 and they have given up 85 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 122 batters and walked 40 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.33. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 241 base knocks and 102 earned runs this season. They have given up 31 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 94 hitters and struck out 299 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.37.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 13th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Corey Seager comes into this matchup batting .286 with an OBP of .382. He has 32 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 112 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .482 with an OPS+ of 130. Adrian Gonzalez is hitting .255 this season and he has an OBP of .327. He has collected 24 hits in 94 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 73 and a slugging percentage of .309. The Dodgers as a unit have 260 base hits, including 55 doubles and 32 homers. Los Angeles has walked 121 times this year and they have struck out on 247 occasions. They have had 217 men left on base and have an OPS of .741. They have scored 4.74 runs per game and totaled 147 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates +178
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