Minnesota Twins at Pittsburgh Pirates 4/2/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Monday, April 2, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Lance Lynn vs. Jameson Taillon
The Minnesota Twins visit PNC Park on Monday, April 2, 2018 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Lance Lynn for the Twins and Jameson Taillon for the Pirates.
The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at -108 and Pittsburgh at -102. The Twins had a 74-79-10 over/under record and a 87-76-0 run line mark last year. The Pirates were 87-75-0 against the run line and had a 63-93-6 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins were 74-79-10 against the over/under last year
The Minnesota Twins were 87-76-0 against the run line last season
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates were 63-93-6 against the over/under last year
The Pittsburgh Pirates were 87-75-0 against the run line last season
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
03/29/18 P Ervin Santana Finger 10-day DL (03/29)
03/28/18 SS Jorge Polanco Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 06/30 vs Chicago Cubs)
03/28/18 P Phil Hughes Oblique 10-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Michael Pineda Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
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 Twins had a 85-77 overall record last season. Starting pitcher Lance Lynn had a 11-8 record with an earned run average of 3.43 and a WHIP of 1.23. He had 153 strikeouts over his 186.1 innings pitched and he gave up 151 hits. He allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 4.82. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.40 and they gave up 569 base hits on the year. Teams hit .257 against the bullpen and they struck out 482 hitters while walking 187 batters. As a team, Minnesota allowed 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They were 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.59. The Twins pitchers collectively gave up 1,487 base hits and 732 earned runs last year. They allowed 224 home runs last season, ranking them 6th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff walked 483 batters and struck out 1,166. They walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit was 4.72.
As a team Minnesota hit .260, good for 9th in the league. The Twins held a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which was good for 6th in baseball. They ranked 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Joe Mauer hit .305 with an on-base percentage of .384 last year. He had 160 hits last season in 525 at bats with 71 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .417 and an OPS+ of 116. Brian Dozier hit .271 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .359. He totaled 167 hits and he drove in 93 men in 617 at bats. His OPS+ was 127 while his slugging percentage was at .498. The Twins had 1,444 hits last season, including 286 doubles and 206 home runs. Minnesota walked 593 times last year and they struck out 1,342 times as a unit. They left 1,147 men on base and had a team OPS of .768. They scored 5.03 runs per contest and scored a total of 815 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh had a 75-87 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 4.44, Jameson Taillon had a 8-7 record and a 1.48 WHIP. He had 125 strikeouts over the 133.2 innings he pitched. He also gave up 152 hits. He allowed 10.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 3.48. The bullpen had an earned run average of 3.84 and they gave up 520 base hits on the year. Teams hit .246 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers struck out 495 batters and walked 214 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allowed 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They were 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.22. The Pirates pitchers as a team surrendered 1,464 base knocks and 676 earned runs last season. They gave up 182 home runs last year, which ranked 27th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff walked 511 hitters and struck out 1,262 batters. They gave up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they struck out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.37 while their FIP as a staff was 4.23.
As a team, they batted .244, good for 27th in the league. The Pirates held a .386 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which was good for 21st in baseball. They ranked 26th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Josh Bell comes into this matchup after batting .255 with an OBP of .334 last season. He had 140 hits last year along with 90 RBI in 549 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .466 with an OPS+ of 108. Josh Harrison hit .272 last season and he had an OBP of .339. He collected 132 hits in 486 at bats while driving in 47 runs. He had an OPS+ of 101 and a slugging percentage of .432. The Pirates as a unit had 1,331 base hits last season, including 249 doubles and 151 homers. Pittsburgh walked 519 times last year and they struck out on 1,213 occasions. They left 1,129 men on base and had an OPS of .704. They scored 4.12 runs per game and totaled 668 runs last year.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Twins -108 and over 8.5 total runs
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