Arizona Diamondbacks at Pittsburgh Pirates 6/21/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, June 21, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Godley vs. Ivan Nova
PNC Park is the site of the matchup between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday, June 21, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Zack Godley for the Diamondbacks and Ivan Nova for the Pirates.
Arizona opens at +105 while Pittsburgh opens at -115. The Diamondbacks have a 35-34-4 over/under record and a 40-33-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 32-41-0 against the run line and have a 34-33-6 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 35-34-4 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 40-33-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 34-33-6 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 32-41-0 against the run line
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
06/01/18 P Taijuan Walker Forearm is out for season
05/23/18 RF Steven Souza Jr. Pectoral 10-day DL (05/22)
05/21/18 P Randall Delgado Oblique 60-day DL (03/26)
05/15/18 CF A.J. Pollock Thumb 10-day DL (05/15)
05/09/18 P Braden Shipley Elbow 10-day DL (05/07)
04/30/18 P Robbie Ray Oblique 10-day DL (04/30)
03/26/18 P Shelby Miller Elbow 60-day DL (02/19)
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
03/26/18 P A.J. Schugel Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Nick Burdi Elbow 60-day DL (02/20)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 40-33 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zack Godley has a 7-5 record with an earned run average of 4.77 and a WHIP of 1.51 this year. He has 78 strikeouts over his 77.1 innings pitched and he's given up 79 hits. He's allowed 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.55 and they have given up 191 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the bullpen and they've struck out 213 hitters and walked 83 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.57. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 576 base hits and 260 earned runs. They have allowed 87 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 223 batters and struck out 626. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 4.05.
As a team Arizona is hitting .227, good for 30th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.5 hits per game. David Peralta is hitting .277 with an on-base percentage of .337. He has 72 hits this season in 260 at bats with 39 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .500 and an OPS+ of 117. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .266 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .376. He has totaled 71 hits and he has driven in 39 men in 267 at bats. His OPS+ is 136 while his slugging percentage is at .532. The Diamondbacks have 547 hits, including 104 doubles and 86 home runs. Arizona has walked 264 times so far this season and they have struck out 682 times as a unit. They have left 463 men on base and have a team OPS of .705. They score 4.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 323 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 36-37 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.42, Ivan Nova has a 4-5 record and a 1.32 WHIP this season. He has 58 strikeouts over the 73.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 82 hits. He allows 10.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.43 and they have given up 234 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 261 batters and walked 100 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.22. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 625 base knocks and 304 earned runs this season. They have given up 78 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 222 hitters and struck out 609 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 3.92.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 11th in the league. The Pirates hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Corey Dickerson comes into this matchup batting .302 with an OBP of .336. He has 78 hits this year along with 32 RBI in 258 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .453 with an OPS+ of 114. Starling Marte is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .332. He has collected 66 hits in 236 at bats while driving in 33 runs. He has an OPS+ of 117 and a slugging percentage of .470. The Pirates as a unit have 621 base hits, including 127 doubles and 75 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 237 times this year and they have struck out on 540 occasions. They have had 496 men left on base and have an OPS of .736. They have scored 4.56 runs per game and totaled 333 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks +105
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