Miami Marlins at Pittsburgh Pirates 9/9/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 9, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Brigham vs. Trevor Williams
PNC Park is the site of the matchup between the Miami Marlins and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, September 9, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Jeff Brigham for the Marlins and Trevor Williams for the Pirates.
Miami opens at +187 while Pittsburgh opens at -202. The Marlins have a 70-65-6 over/under record and a 71-70-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 69-72-0 against the run line and have a 63-70-8 over/under record.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 70-65-6 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 71-70-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 63-70-8 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 69-72-0 against the run line
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
09/07/18 P Dan Straily Oblique left last game, is questionable for next start
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
09/07/18 RF Gregory Polanco Leg left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Miami Marlins
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 56-85 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jeff Brigham has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 9.00 and a WHIP of 2.67 this year. He has 2 strikeouts over his 3 innings pitched and he's given up 4 hits. He's allowed 12 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.82. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.29 and they have given up 555 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the bullpen and they've struck out 475 hitters and walked 246 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 4.78. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 1,229 base hits and 673 earned runs. They have allowed 166 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 526 batters and struck out 1,098. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 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 .355. He has 144 hits this season in 531 at bats with 58 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .395 and an OPS+ of 114. Starlin Castro is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .338. He has totaled 154 hits and he has driven in 51 men in 535 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .411. The Marlins have 1,160 hits, including 194 doubles and 116 home runs. Miami has walked 405 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,191 times as a unit. They have left 996 men on base and have a team OPS of .669. They score 3.72 runs per contest and have scored a total of 524 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 70-71 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.15, Trevor Williams has a 12-9 record and a 1.18 WHIP this season. He has 102 strikeouts over the 148.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 126 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 449 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 512 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 4.01. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,216 base knocks and 560 earned runs this season. They have given up 150 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 434 hitters and struck out 1,150 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 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 .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Corey Dickerson comes into this matchup batting .290 with an OBP of .319. He has 131 hits this year along with 46 RBI in 452 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 135 hits in 486 at bats while driving in 63 runs. He has an OPS+ of 111 and a slugging percentage of .455. The Pirates as a unit have 1,205 base hits, including 245 doubles and 138 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 412 times this year and they have struck out on 1,074 occasions. They have had 936 men left on base and have an OPS of .722. They have scored 4.3 runs per game and totaled 607 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Marlins +187
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