Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Gerrit Cole vs. Ben Lively
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 to play the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are Gerrit Cole for the Pirates and Ben Lively for the Phillies.
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The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at -147 and Philadelphia at +137. The Pirates have a 36-43-4 over/under record and a 42-41-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 42-39-0 against the run line and have a 39-36-6 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 36-43-4 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 42-41-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 39-36-6 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 42-39-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
04/18/17 CF Starling Marte Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 07/18 vs. Milwaukee)
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
06/30/17 LF Howie Kendrick Hamstring 10-day DL (06/28)
06/23/17 P Casey Fien Shoulder 10-day DL (06/23)
06/20/17 P Jerad Eickhoff Back 10-day DL (06/20)
06/11/17 2B Cesar Hernandez Side 10-day DL (06/11)
05/31/17 P Vince Velasquez Elbow 10-day DL (05/31)
04/23/17 P Clay Buchholz Forearm 60-day DL (04/15)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 37-46 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gerrit Cole has a 6-7 record with an earned run average of 4.51 and a WHIP of 1.30. He has 86 strikeouts over his 101.2 innings pitched and he's given up 106 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.07 and they have given up 285 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 259 hitters and walked 102 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.31. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 778 base hits and 358 earned runs. They have allowed 95 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 231 batters and struck out 609. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.23.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .242, good for 26th in the league. The Pirates hold a .387 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .370. He has 82 hits this season in 291 at bats with 47 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .495 and an OPS+ of 125. Josh Harrison is hitting .284 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 85 hits and he has driven in 27 men in 299 at bats. His OPS+ is 111 while his slugging percentage is at .441. The Pirates have 680 hits, including 133 doubles and 79 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 286 times so far this season and they have struck out 608 times as a unit. They have left 592 men on base and have a team OPS of .707. They score 4.16 runs per contest and have scored a total of 345 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 28-53 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.72, Ben Lively has a 1-3 record and a 1.37 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 38.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 41 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.67 and they have given up 272 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 251 batters and walked 115 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.74. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 751 base knocks and 380 earned runs this season. They have given up 115 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 269 hitters and struck out 597 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.80.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 25th in the league. The Phillies hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Aaron Altherr comes into this matchup batting .276 with an OBP of .345. He has 70 hits this year along with 41 RBI in 254 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .512 with an OPS+ of 124. Odubel Herrera is hitting .251 this season and he has an OBP of .289. He has collected 77 hits in 307 at bats while driving in 28 runs. He has an OPS+ of 79 and a slugging percentage of .391. The Phillies as a unit have 671 base hits, including 144 doubles and 80 homers. Philadelphia has walked 236 times this year and they have struck out on 695 occasions. They have had 523 men left on base and have an OPS of .697. They have scored 3.9 runs per game and totaled 316 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates -147
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