Miami Marlins at Pittsburgh Pirates 9/8/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 8, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Wei-Yin Chen vs. Ivan Nova
The Miami Marlins visit PNC Park on Saturday, September 8, 2018 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Wei-Yin Chen for the Marlins and Ivan Nova for the Pirates.
The opening line for this matchup has Miami at +150 and Pittsburgh at -160. The Marlins have a 70-65-5 over/under record and a 71-69-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 68-72-0 against the run line and have a 63-70-7 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 70-65-5 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 71-69-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 63-70-7 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 68-72-0 against the run line
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
09/05/18 3B Martin Prado Abdominal 60-day DL (09/05)
09/01/18 P Pablo Lopez Shoulder is out for season
07/24/18 1B Garrett Cooper Wrist 60-day DL (07/21)
07/10/18 P Caleb Smith Back 60-day DL (06/25)
07/04/18 P Sandy Alcantara Infection 10-day DL (06/30)
06/16/18 P Chris O'Grady Shoulder 60-day DL (04/17)
03/30/18 P Brett Graves Oblique 60-day DL (03/29)
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
09/02/18 P Ivan Nova Personal is out indefinitely
06/29/18 P Chad Kuhl Forearm 60-day DL (06/27)
06/29/18 P Nik Turley Arm 60-day DL (06/29)
03/26/18 P A.J. Schugel Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Marlins have a 56-84 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen has a 6-9 record with an earned run average of 4.64 and a WHIP of 1.30 this season. He has 92 strikeouts over his 114.1 innings pitched and he's given up 109 hits. He's allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.27 and they have given up 550 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the bullpen and they've struck out 471 hitters and walked 245 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.77. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 1,220 base hits and 668 earned runs. They have allowed 164 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 525 batters and struck out 1,090. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.52.
As a team Miami is hitting .241, good for 25th in the league. The Marlins hold a .362 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Brian Anderson is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .354. He has 143 hits this season in 528 at bats with 58 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .396 and an OPS+ of 114. Starlin Castro is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .337. He has totaled 152 hits and he has driven in 51 men in 531 at bats. His OPS+ is 112 while his slugging percentage is at .409. The Marlins have 1,153 hits, including 191 doubles and 115 home runs. Miami has walked 402 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,182 times as a unit. They have left 990 men on base and have a team OPS of .669. They score 3.72 runs per contest and have scored a total of 521 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 69-71 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.35, Ivan Nova has a 7-9 record and a 1.29 WHIP. He has 96 strikeouts over the 140.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 153 hits. He's allowing 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.99 and they have given up 447 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 509 batters and walked 207 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 4.02. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,209 base knocks and 557 earned runs this season. They have given up 149 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 431 hitters and struck out 1,141 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.06.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 11th in the league. The Pirates hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Corey Dickerson comes into this matchup batting .290 with an OBP of .319. He has 130 hits this year along with 46 RBI in 448 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .451 with an OPS+ of 110. Starling Marte is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .322. He has collected 134 hits in 482 at bats while driving in 63 runs. He has an OPS+ of 112 and a slugging percentage of .456. The Pirates as a unit have 1,196 base hits, including 241 doubles and 136 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 411 times this year and they have struck out on 1,066 occasions. They have had 931 men left on base and have an OPS of .721. They have scored 4.3 runs per game and totaled 602 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Marlins +150
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