Sunday, April 30, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Chad Kuhl vs. Tom Koehler
The Pittsburgh Pirates head to Marlins Park on Sunday, April 30, 2017 to take on the Miami Marlins. The expected starting pitchers are Chad Kuhl for the Pirates and Tom Koehler for the Marlins.
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The odds for this matchup have Pittsburgh at +107 and Miami at -117. The Pirates have a 10-12-0 over/under mark and a 12-10-0 run line record. The Marlins are 10-11-0 against the run line and have a 12-7-2 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 10-12-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 12-10-0 against the run line
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 12-7-2 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 10-11-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
04/28/17 3B David Freese Hamstring "?" Saturday 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 10-12 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chad Kuhl has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 6.63 and a WHIP of 1.68. He has 15 strikeouts over his 19 innings pitched and he's given up 21 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.94 and they have given up 80 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the bullpen and they've struck out 58 hitters and walked 26 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.9. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 203 base hits and 85 earned runs. They have allowed 20 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 69 batters and struck out 156. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 3.96.
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As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .245, good for 17th in the league. The Pirates hold a .379 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .263 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 21 hits this season in 80 at bats with 12 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .438 and an OPS+ of 102. Josh Harrison is hitting .329 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .407. He has totaled 23 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 70 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .457. The Pirates have 180 hits, including 27 doubles and 18 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 77 times so far this season and they have struck out 151 times as a unit. They have left 162 men on base and have a team OPS of .703. They score 3.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 83 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 10-11 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.14, Tom Koehler has a 1-1 record and a 1.52 WHIP. He has 17 strikeouts over the 21 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 22 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.59 and they have given up 76 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 77 batters and walked 33 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.34. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 175 base knocks and 92 earned runs this season. They have given up 30 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 81 hitters and struck out 169 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.61.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 6th in the league. The Marlins hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Giancarlo Stanton comes into this matchup batting .284 with an OBP of .359. He has 23 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 81 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .568 with an OPS+ of 147. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .272 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 22 hits in 81 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 128 and a slugging percentage of .519. The Marlins as a unit have 195 base hits, including 18 doubles and 26 homers. Miami has walked 53 times this year and they have struck out on 174 occasions. They have had 142 men left on base and have an OPS of .710. They have scored 4.48 runs per game and totaled 94 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Marlins -117
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