Pittsburgh Pirates at San Francisco Giants 7/24/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, July 24, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Gerrit Cole vs. Matt Cain
The Pittsburgh Pirates head to AT&T Park on Monday, July 24, 2017 to take on the San Francisco Giants. The expected starting pitchers are Gerrit Cole for the Pirates and Matt Cain for the Giants.
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The odds for this matchup have Pittsburgh at -141 and San Francisco at +131. The Pirates have a 38-54-5 over/under mark and a 52-45-0 run line record. The Giants are 39-59-0 against the run line and have a 45-44-9 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 38-54-5 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 52-45-0 against the run line
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 45-44-9 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 39-59-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
07/22/17 RF Gregory Polanco Hamstring 10-day DL (07/22)
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
07/15/17 P Johnny Cueto Blister 10-day DL (07/15)
07/09/17 RF Austin Slater Groin 10-day DL (07/08)
07/08/17 3B Ryder Jones Wrist 10-day DL (07/07)
07/02/17 3B Christian Arroyo Finger 60-day DL (07/02)
06/29/17 P Mark Melancon Arm 10-day DL (06/28)
06/23/17 RF Jarrett Parker Collarbone 60-day DL (04/16)
06/09/17 LF Michael Morse Concussion 10-day DL (06/08)
04/03/17 P Will Smith Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 49-49 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gerrit Cole has a 7-7 record with an earned run average of 4.18 and a WHIP of 1.24. He has 108 strikeouts over his 120.2 innings pitched and he's given up 123 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.21. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.74 and they have given up 327 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 302 hitters and walked 120 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.11. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 911 base hits and 403 earned runs. They have allowed 106 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 272 batters and struck out 738. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.08.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .247, good for 22nd in the league. The Pirates hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .295 with an on-base percentage of .387. He has 102 hits this season in 346 at bats with 57 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .512 and an OPS+ of 133. Josh Harrison is hitting .272 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 97 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 356 at bats. His OPS+ is 103 while his slugging percentage is at .427. The Pirates have 821 hits, including 159 doubles and 94 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 339 times so far this season and they have struck out 701 times as a unit. They have left 710 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 4.27 runs per contest and have scored a total of 418 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 38-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.49, Matt Cain has a 3-8 record and a 1.67 WHIP. He has 58 strikeouts over the 96.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 121 hits. He allows 11.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 304 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 281 batters and walked 130 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.69. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 970 base knocks and 468 earned runs this season. They have given up 112 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 297 hitters and struck out 757 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.18.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 25th in the league. The Giants hold a .373 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Buster Posey comes into this matchup batting .320 with an OBP of .405. He has 97 hits this year along with 40 RBI in 303 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .495 with an OPS+ of 137. Eduardo Nunez is hitting .299 this season and he has an OBP of .325. He has collected 87 hits in 291 at bats while driving in 29 runs. He has an OPS+ of 93 and a slugging percentage of .409. The Giants as a unit have 836 base hits, including 172 doubles and 79 homers. San Francisco has walked 286 times this year and they have struck out on 737 occasions. They have had 677 men left on base and have an OPS of .677. They have scored 3.93 runs per game and totaled 389 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants +131
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