Arizona Diamondbacks at Pittsburgh Pirates 6/24/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, June 24, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Clay Buchholz vs. Trevor Williams
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit PNC Park on Sunday, June 24, 2018 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Clay Buchholz for the Diamondbacks and Trevor Williams for the Pirates.
The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +106 and Pittsburgh at -116. The Diamondbacks have a 36-35-4 over/under record and a 41-34-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 33-42-0 against the run line and have a 35-34-6 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 36-35-4 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 41-34-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 35-34-6 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 33-42-0 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
06/22/18 C Francisco Cervelli Concussion 70-day DL (06/22)
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 42-33 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Clay Buchholz has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 2.94 and a WHIP of 1.04 this season. He has 26 strikeouts over his 33.2 innings pitched and he's given up 28 hits. He's allowed 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.46 and they have given up 196 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the bullpen and they've struck out 219 hitters and walked 90 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.48. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 588 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 233 batters and struck out 649. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 4.00.
As a team Arizona is hitting .226, good for 30th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .398 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 .264 with an on-base percentage of .372. He has 73 hits this season in 277 at bats with 40 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .520 and an OPS+ of 132. David Peralta is hitting .275 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .338. He has totaled 74 hits and he has driven in 39 men in 269 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .491. The Diamondbacks have 565 hits, including 110 doubles and 88 home runs. Arizona has walked 271 times so far this season and they have struck out 699 times as a unit. They have left 480 men on base and have a team OPS of .703. They score 4.45 runs per contest and have scored a total of 334 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 36-39 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.00, Trevor Williams has a 6-4 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 58 strikeouts over the 81 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 71 hits. He's allowing 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.06. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 241 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 268 batters and walked 106 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.2. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 643 base knocks and 313 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 229 hitters and struck out 626 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 3.92.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 13th in the league. The Pirates hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Starling Marte comes into this matchup batting .273 with an OBP of .327. He has 67 hits this year along with 34 RBI in 245 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .461 with an OPS+ of 113. Josh Bell is hitting .243 this season and he has an OBP of .327. He has collected 63 hits in 259 at bats while driving in 36 runs. He has an OPS+ of 92 and a slugging percentage of .375. The Pirates as a unit have 633 base hits, including 128 doubles and 75 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 247 times this year and they have struck out on 563 occasions. They have had 512 men left on base and have an OPS of .727. They have scored 4.49 runs per game and totaled 337 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates -116
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