Los Angeles Dodgers at Pittsburgh Pirates 6/7/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, June 7, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Dennis Santana vs. Jameson Taillon
PNC Park is the site of the matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday, June 7, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Dennis Santana for the Dodgers and Jameson Taillon for the Pirates.
Los Angeles opens at +121 while Pittsburgh opens at -131. The Dodgers have a 27-32-3 over/under record and a 30-32-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 27-33-0 against the run line and have a 28-26-6 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 27-32-3 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 30-32-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 28-26-6 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 27-33-0 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
06/05/18 SS Jordy Mercer Flu is "?" Wednesday vs Los Angeles Dodgers
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 30-30 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dennis Santana has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 12.27 and a WHIP of 1.91 this year. He has 4 strikeouts over his 3.2 innings pitched and he's given up 6 hits. He's allowed 14.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.86 and they have given up 213 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 243 hitters and walked 90 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 3.63. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 494 base hits and 220 earned runs. They have allowed 63 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 174 batters and struck out 589. 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 3.49.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .241, good for 20th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Matt Kemp is hitting .344 with an on-base percentage of .374. He has 63 hits this season in 183 at bats with 34 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .568 and an OPS+ of 156. Chris Taylor is hitting .257 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .345. He has totaled 59 hits and he has driven in 26 men in 230 at bats. His OPS+ is 123 while his slugging percentage is at .470. The Dodgers have 493 hits, including 110 doubles and 68 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 218 times so far this season and they have struck out 509 times as a unit. They have left 416 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.63 runs per contest and have scored a total of 278 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 30-30 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.97, Jameson Taillon has a 3-4 record and a 1.16 WHIP this season. He has 60 strikeouts over the 65.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 58 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.22 and they have given up 200 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 211 batters and walked 77 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.7 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 4.15. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 519 base knocks and 247 earned runs this season. They have given up 65 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 176 hitters and struck out 490 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 3.95.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 12th in the league. The Pirates hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, 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 .316 with an OBP of .350. He has 67 hits this year along with 32 RBI in 212 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .491 with an OPS+ of 129. Josh Bell is hitting .239 this season and he has an OBP of .312. He has collected 52 hits in 218 at bats while driving in 32 runs. He has an OPS+ of 88 and a slugging percentage of .372. The Pirates as a unit have 517 base hits, including 101 doubles and 64 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 189 times this year and they have struck out on 450 occasions. They have had 412 men left on base and have an OPS of .737. They have scored 4.52 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 Dodgers +121
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