Arizona Diamondbacks at Pittsburgh Pirates 6/23/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Greinke vs. Joe Musgrove
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit PNC Park on Saturday, June 23, 2018 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Zack Greinke for the Diamondbacks and Joe Musgrove for the Pirates.
The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at -110 and Pittsburgh at +100. The Diamondbacks have a 36-34-4 over/under record and a 41-33-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 32-42-0 against the run line and have a 35-33-6 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 36-34-4 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 41-33-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 35-33-6 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 32-42-0 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 41-33 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zack Greinke has a 6-5 record with an earned run average of 3.90 and a WHIP of 1.17 this season. He has 95 strikeouts over his 90 innings pitched and he's given up 86 hits. He's allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.52 and they have given up 195 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the bullpen and they've struck out 214 hitters and walked 84 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 3.55. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 584 base hits and 262 earned runs. They have allowed 87 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 227 batters and struck out 632. 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 4.03.
As a team Arizona is hitting .227, good for 30th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, 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 72 hits this season in 271 at bats with 40 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .528 and an OPS+ of 135. David Peralta is hitting .277 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .338. He has totaled 73 hits and he has driven in 39 men in 264 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .496. The Diamondbacks have 557 hits, including 108 doubles and 88 home runs. Arizona has walked 269 times so far this season and they have struck out 686 times as a unit. They have left 471 men on base and have a team OPS of .709. They score 4.49 runs per contest and have scored a total of 332 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 36-38 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.68, Joe Musgrove has a 2-2 record and a 1.26 WHIP. He has 29 strikeouts over the 29.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 31 hits. He's allowing 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.31 and they have given up 236 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 263 batters and walked 104 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.7 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 4.27. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 635 base knocks and 312 earned runs this season. They have given up 80 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 227 hitters and struck out 613 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 3.96.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 11th in the league. The Pirates hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Starling Marte comes into this matchup batting .280 with an OBP of .335. He has 67 hits this year along with 34 RBI in 239 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .473 with an OPS+ of 118. Josh Bell is hitting .243 this season and he has an OBP of .324. He has collected 63 hits in 259 at bats while driving in 36 runs. He has an OPS+ of 91 and a slugging percentage of .375. The Pirates as a unit have 629 base hits, including 128 doubles and 75 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 241 times this year and they have struck out on 546 occasions. They have had 503 men left on base and have an OPS of .735. They have scored 4.54 runs per game and totaled 336 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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