New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates 7/26/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, July 26, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Steven Matz vs. Nick Kingham
PNC Park is the site of the matchup between the New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday, July 26, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Steven Matz for the Mets and Nick Kingham for the Pirates.
New York opens at +165 while Pittsburgh opens at -175. The Mets have a 44-51-3 over/under record and a 44-54-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 51-51-0 against the run line and have a 50-46-6 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 44-51-3 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 44-54-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 50-46-6 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 51-51-0 against the run line
Key New York Mets Injuries
07/24/18 LF Yoenis Cespedes Heel 10-day DL (07/21)
07/23/18 P Noah Syndergaard Illness 10-day DL (07/23)
07/09/18 3B Todd Frazier Ribs 10-day DL (07/09)
06/24/18 P Jason Vargas Calf 10-day DL (06/20)
06/22/18 P AJ Ramos Shoulder 60-day DL (05/27)
06/19/18 RF Jay Bruce Hip 10-day DL (06/18)
06/11/18 1B Adrian Gonzalez None has been released
06/10/18 CF Juan Lagares Toe is out for season
04/28/18 3B David Wright Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
04/14/18 C Travis d'Arnaud Elbow 60-day DL (04/11)
03/26/18 P Rafael Montero Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 SS T.J. Rivera Elbow 60-day DL (02/18)
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
07/14/18 C Francisco Cervelli Concussion 7-day DL (07/14)
06/29/18 P Chad Kuhl Forearm 10-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)
03/26/18 P Nick Burdi Elbow 60-day DL (02/20)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 41-57 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Steven Matz has a 4-8 record with an earned run average of 3.65 and a WHIP of 1.29 this year. He has 88 strikeouts over his 101 innings pitched and he's given up 92 hits. He's allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.72 and they have given up 336 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 329 hitters and walked 155 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.27. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 854 base hits and 419 earned runs. They have allowed 122 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 317 batters and struck out 865. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.22.
As a team New York is hitting .228, good for 30th in the league. The Mets hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .276 with an on-base percentage of .327. He has 101 hits this season in 366 at bats with 54 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .478 and an OPS+ of 122. Brandon Nimmo is hitting .252 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .377. He has totaled 69 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 274 at bats. His OPS+ is 139 while his slugging percentage is at .482. The Mets have 746 hits, including 154 doubles and 100 home runs. New York has walked 349 times so far this season and they have struck out 852 times as a unit. They have left 656 men on base and have a team OPS of .685. They score 3.92 runs per contest and have scored a total of 384 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 53-49 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.11, Nick Kingham has a 5-4 record and a 1.11 WHIP this season. He has 54 strikeouts over the 57 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 49 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.24 and they have given up 335 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 385 batters and walked 150 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.21. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 883 base knocks and 425 earned runs this season. They have given up 111 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 320 hitters and struck out 857 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.04.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 8th in the league. The Pirates hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Starling Marte comes into this matchup batting .292 with an OBP of .337. He has 101 hits this year along with 54 RBI in 346 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .503 with an OPS+ of 126. Corey Dickerson is hitting .318 this season and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 110 hits in 346 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 134 and a slugging percentage of .517. The Pirates as a unit have 886 base hits, including 177 doubles and 110 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 307 times this year and they have struck out on 763 occasions. They have had 681 men left on base and have an OPS of .741. They have scored 4.59 runs per game and totaled 468 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mets +165
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