Pittsburgh Pirates at Toronto Blue Jays 8/13/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 13, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Chad Kuhl vs. J.A. Happ
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Rogers Centre on Sunday, August 13, 2017 to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Chad Kuhl for the Pirates and J.A. Happ for the Blue Jays.
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The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at +143 and Toronto at -153. The Pirates have a 47-64-5 over/under record and a 61-55-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 50-65-0 against the run line and have a 54-55-6 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 47-64-5 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 61-55-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 54-55-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 50-65-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
08/12/17 CF Andrew McCutchen Knee is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
08/12/17 C Russell Martin Oblique 10-day DL (08/12)
08/11/17 DH Kendrys Morales Illness "?" Saturday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
08/09/17 P Cesar Valdez Shoulder 10-day DL (08/08)
08/09/17 SS Troy Tulowitzki Ankle 60-day DL (07/29)
08/05/17 C Miguel Montero Groin 10-day DL (08/05)
07/22/17 P Aaron Sanchez Blister 10-day DL (07/22)
07/05/17 C Luke Maile Knee 10-day DL (07/04)
07/01/17 2B Devon Travis Knee 60-day DL (06/06)
06/16/17 3B Chris Coghlan Wrist 10-day DL (06/16)
05/24/17 LF Anthony Alford Wrist 10-day DL (05/24)
05/20/17 CF Darrell Ceciliani Shoulder 10-day DL (05/19)
04/09/17 P Bo Schultz Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/03/17 CF Dalton Pompey Concussion 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 58-58 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chad Kuhl has a 5-7 record with an earned run average of 4.53 and a WHIP of 1.42. He has 96 strikeouts over his 115.1 innings pitched and he's given up 117 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.80 and they have given up 372 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 350 hitters and walked 144 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.17. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up ,1069 base hits and 482 earned runs. They have allowed 126 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 330 batters and struck out ,879. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.09.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .246, good for 25th in the league. The Pirates hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .289 with an on-base percentage of .381. He has 118 hits this season in 409 at bats with 71 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .518 and an OPS+ of 134. Josh Harrison is hitting .278 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .350. He has totaled 114 hits and he has driven in 38 men in 410 at bats. His OPS+ is 103 while his slugging percentage is at .424. The Pirates have ,969 hits, including 186 doubles and 110 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 387 times so far this season and they have struck out ,832 times as a unit. They have left ,829 men on base and have a team OPS of .713. They score 4.24 runs per contest and have scored a total of 492 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 54-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.77, J.A. Happ has a 5-8 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 85 strikeouts over the 90.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 91 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.49 and they have given up 377 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 449 batters and walked 158 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.6. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered ,1036 base knocks and 529 earned runs this season. They have given up 144 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 407 hitters and struck out ,989 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.32.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 27th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Justin Smoak comes into this matchup batting .295 with an OBP of .373. He has 118 hits this year along with 76 RBI in 400 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .578 with an OPS+ of 146. Kevin Pillar is hitting .246 this season and he has an OBP of .295. He has collected 106 hits in 431 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 80 and a slugging percentage of .394. The Blue Jays as a unit have ,940 base hits, including 182 doubles and 156 homers. Toronto has walked 398 times this year and they have struck out on ,905 occasions. They have had ,767 men left on base and have an OPS of .729. They have scored 4.25 runs per game and totaled 489 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates +143
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