Detroit Tigers at Pittsburgh Pirates 4/26/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, April 26, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Fulmer vs. Ivan Nova
The Detroit Tigers visit PNC Park on Thursday, April 26, 2018 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Michael Fulmer for the Tigers and Ivan Nova for the Pirates.
The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +123 and Pittsburgh at -133. The Tigers have a 9-11-0 over/under record and a 10-10-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 12-10-0 against the run line and have a 11-8-3 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 9-11-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 10-10-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 11-8-3 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 12-10-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
04/17/18 2B Josh Harrison Hand 10-day DL (04/16)
04/03/18 P Joe Musgrove Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
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 Tigers have a 9-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Michael Fulmer has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 3.47 and a WHIP of 1.37 this season. He has 13 strikeouts over his 23.1 innings pitched and he's given up 26 hits. He's allowed 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 72 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 70 hitters and walked 33 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.01. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 172 base hits and 81 earned runs. They have allowed 22 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 66 batters and struck out 150. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.28.
As a team Detroit is hitting .249, good for 10th in the league. The Tigers hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .309 with an on-base percentage of .364. He has 25 hits this season in 81 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .457 and an OPS+ of 123. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .300 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .398. He has totaled 21 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 70 at bats. His OPS+ is 134 while his slugging percentage is at .457. The Tigers have 173 hits, including 43 doubles and 15 home runs. Detroit has walked 63 times so far this season and they have struck out 145 times as a unit. They have left 140 men on base and have a team OPS of .712. They score 4.7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 94 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 12-10 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.20, Ivan Nova has a 2-1 record and a 1.10 WHIP. He has 25 strikeouts over the 30 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 29 hits. He's allowing 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.23 and they have given up 79 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 76 batters and walked 31 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.27. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 185 base knocks and 94 earned runs this season. They have given up 18 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 75 hitters and struck out 172 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 3.90.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 11th in the league. The Pirates hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Corey Dickerson comes into this matchup batting .303 with an OBP of .333. He has 23 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 76 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .461 with an OPS+ of 119. Josh Bell is hitting .253 this season and he has an OBP of .315. He has collected 21 hits in 83 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 91 and a slugging percentage of .373. The Pirates as a unit have 186 base hits, including 39 doubles and 22 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 72 times this year and they have struck out on 166 occasions. They have had 140 men left on base and have an OPS of .722. They have scored 4.73 runs per game and totaled 104 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Pirates -133
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