Pittsburgh Pirates at San Diego Padres 7/28/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, July 28, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Chad Kuhl vs. Dinelson Lamet
Petco Park is the site of the matchup between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the San Diego Padres on Friday, July 28, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Chad Kuhl for the Pirates and Dinelson Lamet for the Padres.
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Pittsburgh opens at -101 while San Diego opens at -109. The Pirates have a 41-56-5 over/under record and a 54-48-0 run line mark. The Padres are 54-47-0 against the run line and have a 53-42-6 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 41-56-5 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 54-48-0 against the run line
Important San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 53-42-6 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 54-47-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
07/22/17 RF Gregory Polanco Hamstring 10-day DL (07/22)
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
07/22/17 SS Erick Aybar Foot 10-day DL (07/22)
07/18/17 C Austin Hedges Head 7-day DL (07/18)
07/01/17 P Matt Strahm Knee 10-day DL (07/01)
06/24/17 P Miguel Diaz Forearm 10-day DL (06/22)
06/21/17 2B Yangervis Solarte Oblique 10-day DL (06/21)
06/06/17 P Jarred Cosart Side 10-day DL (06/06)
06/01/17 P Christian Friedrich Side 60-day DL (03/30)
05/20/17 P Jered Weaver Hip 10-day DL (05/20)
04/25/17 CF Travis Jankowski Foot 10-day DL (04/23)
04/08/17 LF Alex Dickerson Back 60-day DL (03/30)
04/01/17 P Carter Capps Elbow 60-day DL (03/31)
03/31/17 P Colin Rea Elbow 60-day DL (02/18)
03/31/17 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 50-52 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chad Kuhl has a 3-7 record with an earned run average of 4.92 and a WHIP of 1.47. He has 80 strikeouts over his 97 innings pitched and he's given up 104 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.83 and they have given up 341 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 308 hitters and walked 126 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.23. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 956 base hits and 430 earned runs. They have allowed 111 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 288 batters and struck out 758. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.14.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .248, good for 22nd in the league. The Pirates hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Josh Harrison is hitting .284 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 106 hits this season in 373 at bats with 33 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .437 and an OPS+ of 108. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .285 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .376. He has totaled 103 hits and he has driven in 61 men in 361 at bats. His OPS+ is 128 while his slugging percentage is at .501. The Pirates have 863 hits, including 168 doubles and 97 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 350 times so far this season and they have struck out 732 times as a unit. They have left 745 men on base and have a team OPS of .720. They score 4.26 runs per contest and have scored a total of 435 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 44-57 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.92, Dinelson Lamet has a 4-4 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 68 strikeouts over the 51.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 48 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.44 and they have given up 313 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 378 batters and walked 132 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.7. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 905 base knocks and 467 earned runs this season. They have given up 134 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 333 hitters and struck out 839 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.49.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 29th in the league. The Padres hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Manuel Margot comes into this matchup batting .272 with an OBP of .315. He has 74 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 272 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .401 with an OPS+ of 88. Wil Myers is hitting .248 this season and he has an OBP of .328. He has collected 92 hits in 371 at bats while driving in 49 runs. He has an OPS+ of 108 and a slugging percentage of .469. The Padres as a unit have 793 base hits, including 141 doubles and 123 homers. San Diego has walked 286 times this year and they have struck out on 953 occasions. They have had 649 men left on base and have an OPS of .700. They have scored 3.81 runs per game and totaled 385 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Padres -109
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