Saturday, April 29, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Ivan Nova vs. Dan Straily
The Pittsburgh Pirates head to Marlins Park on Saturday, April 29, 2017 to take on the Miami Marlins. The expected starting pitchers are Ivan Nova for the Pirates and Dan Straily for the Marlins.
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The odds for this matchup have Pittsburgh at +105 and Miami at -115. The Pirates have a 9-12-0 over/under mark and a 11-10-0 run line record. The Marlins are 10-10-0 against the run line and have a 11-7-2 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 11-7-2 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 10-10-0 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 Ivan Nova has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 2.00 and a WHIP of 0.89. He has 15 strikeouts over his 27 innings pitched and he's given up 23 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.05. 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 15th 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 25th 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 4.01.
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As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .233, good for 23rd 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 25th 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 100. 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 126 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 10-10 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.92, Dan Straily has a 1-1 record and a 1.07 WHIP. He has 24 strikeouts over the 20.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 13 hits. He allows 5.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.58 and they have given up 63 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .216 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 73 batters and walked 28 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.96. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 157 base knocks and 80 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 73 hitters and struck out 163 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.50.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 5th in the league. The Marlins hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Giancarlo Stanton comes into this matchup batting .286 with an OBP of .356. He has 22 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 77 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .584 with an OPS+ of 153. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .275 this season and he has an OBP of .322. He has collected 22 hits in 80 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 128 and a slugging percentage of .525. The Marlins as a unit have 185 base hits, including 17 doubles and 26 homers. Miami has walked 50 times this year and they have struck out on 166 occasions. They have had 131 men left on base and have an OPS of .712. They have scored 4.6 runs per game and totaled 92 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates +105
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