Los Angeles Dodgers at Pittsburgh Pirates 6/6/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Caleb Ferguson vs. Trevor Williams
The Los Angeles Dodgers visit PNC Park on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Caleb Ferguson for the Dodgers and Trevor Williams for the Pirates.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -106 and Pittsburgh at -104. The Dodgers have a 27-31-3 over/under record and a 30-31-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 27-32-0 against the run line and have a 28-25-6 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 27-31-3 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 30-31-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 28-25-6 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 27-32-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
06/01/18 P Clayton Kershaw Back 10-day DL (06/01)
05/31/18 2B Chase Utley Thumb 10-day DL (05/30)
05/29/18 P Kenta Maeda Hip 10-day DL (05/30)
05/21/18 P Rich Hill Blister 10-day DL (05/20)
05/03/18 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Groin 60-day DL (05/03)
05/01/18 SS Corey Seager Elbow is out for season
03/30/18 P Julio Urias Shoulder 60-day DL (02/23)
03/30/18 P Tom Koehler Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Yimi Garcia Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
05/28/18 P Ivan Nova Finger 10-day DL (05/25)
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 Dodgers have a 29-30 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Caleb Ferguson is expected to make his debut for Los Angeles. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.93 and they have given up 210 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 242 hitters and walked 89 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 487 base hits and 220 earned runs. They have allowed 63 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 173 batters and struck out 581. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.53.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .241, good for 19th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Matt Kemp is hitting .344 with an on-base percentage of .376. He has 62 hits this season in 180 at bats with 33 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .572 and an OPS+ of 158. Chris Taylor is hitting .256 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .342. He has totaled 58 hits and he has driven in 26 men in 227 at bats. His OPS+ is 123 while his slugging percentage is at .471. The Dodgers have 486 hits, including 110 doubles and 65 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 216 times so far this season and they have struck out 498 times as a unit. They have left 412 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.63 runs per contest and have scored a total of 273 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 30-29 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.84, Trevor Williams has a 5-3 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 47 strikeouts over the 68 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 60 hits. He's allowing 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 199 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 205 batters and walked 76 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.16. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 512 base knocks and 243 earned runs this season. They have given up 62 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 174 hitters and struck out 479 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 3.93.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 12th in the league. The Pirates hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Corey Dickerson comes into this matchup batting .313 with an OBP of .347. He has 65 hits this year along with 32 RBI in 208 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .490 with an OPS+ of 128. Josh Bell is hitting .243 this season and he has an OBP of .317. He has collected 52 hits in 214 at bats while driving in 32 runs. He has an OPS+ of 91 and a slugging percentage of .379. The Pirates as a unit have 510 base hits, including 101 doubles and 64 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 188 times this year and they have struck out on 442 occasions. They have had 405 men left on base and have an OPS of .742. They have scored 4.59 runs per game and totaled 271 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates -104
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