Arizona Diamondbacks at Pittsburgh Pirates 6/22/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, June 22, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Patrick Corbin vs. Ivan Nova
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit PNC Park on Friday, June 22, 2018 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Patrick Corbin for the Diamondbacks and Ivan Nova for the Pirates.
The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at -110 and Pittsburgh at +100. 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
06/21/18 LF Corey Dickerson Personal is out indefinitely
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 Patrick Corbin has a 6-3 record with an earned run average of 3.48 and a WHIP of 1.04 this season. He has 117 strikeouts over his 93 innings pitched and he's given up 70 hits. He's allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.08. 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 7th 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 13th 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 4.04.
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. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .266 with an on-base percentage of .376. He has 71 hits this season in 267 at bats with 39 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .532 and an OPS+ of 136. David Peralta is hitting .277 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .337. He has totaled 72 hits and he has driven in 39 men in 260 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .500. 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. He has 58 strikeouts over the 73.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 82 hits. He's allowing 10.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.15. 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 8th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Starling Marte comes into this matchup batting .280 with an OBP of .332. He has 66 hits this year along with 33 RBI in 236 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .470 with an OPS+ of 117. Corey Dickerson is hitting .302 this season and he has an OBP of .336. He has collected 78 hits in 258 at bats while driving in 32 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .453. 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 Pirates +100
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