Tuesday, May 9, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Ivan Nova vs. Alex Wood
The Pittsburgh Pirates head to Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. The expected starting pitchers are Ivan Nova for the Pirates and Alex Wood for the Dodgers.
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The odds for this matchup have Pittsburgh at +149 and Los Angeles at -159. The Pirates have a 13-17-1 over/under mark and a 15-16-0 run line record. The Dodgers are 12-21-0 against the run line and have a 13-17-3 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 13-17-3 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 12-21-0 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
05/06/17 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 Ivan Nova has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 2.14 and a WHIP of 0.88. He has 27 strikeouts over his 42 innings pitched and he's given up 36 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.47. 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 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.78. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 271 base hits and 116 earned runs. They have allowed 30 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 93 batters and struck out 232. 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 3.89.
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As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .236, good for 23rd in the league. The Pirates hold a .381 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Josh Bell is hitting .258 with an on-base percentage of .345. He has 25 hits this season in 97 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .464 and an OPS+ of 112. Josh Harrison is hitting .305 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .373. He has totaled 32 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 105 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .495. The Pirates have 243 hits, including 49 doubles and 27 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 114 times so far this season and they have struck out 217 times as a unit. They have left 222 men on base and have a team OPS of .700. They score 3.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 117 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 17-14 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.28, Alex Wood has a 2-0 record and a 1.10 WHIP. He has 27 strikeouts over the 24.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 18 hits. He allows 6.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.43. 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 1st 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 3.33.
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 5th 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 132. 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 74 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?
Josh's Pick: Take the Pirates +149
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