Friday, April 28, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jameson Taillon vs. Adam Conley
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Marlins Park on Friday, April 28, 2017 to play the Miami Marlins. The probable starters are Jameson Taillon for the Pirates and Adam Conley for the Marlins.
The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at -111 and Miami at +101. The Pirates have a 9-12-0 over/under record and a 11-10-0 run line mark. The Marlins are 10-9-0 against the run line and have a 11-6-2 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 9-12-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 11-10-0 against the run line
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 11-6-2 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 10-9-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
04/27/17 3B David Freese Hamstring "?" Friday vs. Miami Marlins
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 Miami Marlins Injuries
04/02/17 P Odrisamer Despaign Oblique 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Jeff Locke Bicep 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 9-12 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jameson Taillon has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 2.13 and a WHIP of 1.22. He has 20 strikeouts over his 25.1 innings pitched and he's given up 21 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.04 and they have given up 75 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen and they've struck out 54 hitters and walked 25 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 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 193 base hits and 83 earned runs. They have allowed 20 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 66 batters and struck out 148. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.02.
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As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .233, good for 24th in the league. The Pirates hold a .363 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .250 with an on-base percentage of .326. He has 19 hits this season in 76 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .434 and an OPS+ of 102. Josh Harrison is hitting .308 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .400. He has totaled 20 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 65 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .446. The Pirates have 162 hits, including 27 doubles and 17 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 69 times so far this season and they have struck out 145 times as a unit. They have left 150 men on base and have a team OPS of .673. They score 3.38 runs per contest and have scored a total of 71 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 10-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.00, Adam Conley has a 1-1 record and a 1.11 WHIP. He has 14 strikeouts over the 18 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 13 hits. He allows 6.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.69 and they have given up 62 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 73 batters and walked 27 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.03. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 150 base knocks and 78 earned runs this season. They have given up 29 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 68 hitters and struck out 161 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.52.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 5th in the league. The Marlins hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Giancarlo Stanton comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .361. He has 21 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 73 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .589 with an OPS+ of 156. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .337. He has collected 22 hits in 76 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 139 and a slugging percentage of .553. The Marlins as a unit have 176 base hits, including 16 doubles and 26 homers. Miami has walked 50 times this year and they have struck out on 162 occasions. They have had 123 men left on base and have an OPS of .720. They have scored 4.74 runs per game and totaled 90 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Marlins +101
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