Friday, June 2, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Gerrit Cole vs. Matt Harvey
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Citi Field on Friday, June 2, 2017 to play the New York Mets. The probable starters are Gerrit Cole for the Pirates and Matt Harvey for the Mets.
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The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at +109 and New York at -119. The Pirates have a 25-26-3 over/under record and a 26-28-0 run line mark. The Mets are 21-30-0 against the run line and have a 32-11-8 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 25-26-3 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 26-28-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 32-11-8 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 21-30-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
05/31/17 RF Gregory Polanco Ankle "?" Friday vs NY Mets
05/30/17 C Chris Stewart Hamstring 10-day DL (05/30)
05/28/17 P Antonio Bastardo Quad 10-day DL (04/25)
05/28/17 P Josh Lindblom Side 10-day DL (05/20)
05/06/17 P Jameson Taillon Groin 10-day DL (05/04)
04/18/17 CF Starling Marte Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 07/18 vs. Milwaukee)
Key New York Mets Injuries
05/27/17 P Seth Lugo Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
05/24/17 P Tommy Milone Knee 10-day DL (05/22)
05/12/17 P Jeurys Familia Shoulder 60-day DL (05/11)
05/01/17 P Noah Syndergaard Side 60-day DL (05/01)
04/28/17 CF Yoenis Cespedes Hamstring 10-day DL (04/28)
03/31/17 3B David Wright Neck 60-day DL (03/30)
03/30/17 P Steven Matz Elbow 10-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 24-30 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gerrit Cole has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 3.65 and a WHIP of 1.20. He has 55 strikeouts over his 66.2 innings pitched and he's given up 66 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.88 and they have given up 194 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen and they've struck out 169 hitters and walked 68 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.18. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 513 base hits and 226 earned runs. They have allowed 57 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 151 batters and struck out 393. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.01.
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As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .236, good for 26th in the league. The Pirates hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Adam Frazier is hitting .311 with an on-base percentage of .388. He has 37 hits this season in 119 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .437 and an OPS+ of 120. Josh Harrison is hitting .294 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 58 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 197 at bats. His OPS+ is 112 while his slugging percentage is at .442. The Pirates have 430 hits, including 82 doubles and 50 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 189 times so far this season and they have struck out 400 times as a unit. They have left 378 men on base and have a team OPS of .690. They score 3.93 runs per contest and have scored a total of 212 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 23-28 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.95, Matt Harvey has a 4-3 record and a 1.46 WHIP. He has 41 strikeouts over the 56.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 54 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.60 and they have given up 195 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 201 batters and walked 89 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.81. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 487 base knocks and 250 earned runs this season. They have given up 69 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 203 hitters and struck out 471 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 4.39.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 20th in the league. The Mets hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Jay Bruce comes into this matchup batting .249 with an OBP of .330. He has 47 hits this year along with 35 RBI in 189 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .503 with an OPS+ of 120. Michael Conforto is hitting .316 this season and he has an OBP of .415. He has collected 50 hits in 158 at bats while driving in 34 runs. He has an OPS+ of 178 and a slugging percentage of .639. The Mets as a unit have 438 base hits, including 103 doubles and 68 homers. New York has walked 182 times this year and they have struck out on 389 occasions. They have had 353 men left on base and have an OPS of .746. They have scored 5.02 runs per game and totaled 256 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mets -119
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