New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates 7/29/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, July 29, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Wheeler vs. Joe Musgrove
The New York Mets visit PNC Park on Sunday, July 29, 2018 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Zack Wheeler for the Mets and Joe Musgrove for the Pirates.
The opening line for this matchup has New York at +127 and Pittsburgh at -137. The Mets have a 46-51-4 over/under record and a 47-54-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 51-54-0 against the run line and have a 51-47-7 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 46-51-4 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 47-54-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 51-47-7 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 51-54-0 against the run line
Key New York Mets Injuries
07/24/18 LF Yoenis Cespedes Heel 10-day DL (07/21); is out for season
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
07/27/18 CF Starling Marte Hand is "?" Saturday vs New York Mets
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 43-58 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zack Wheeler has a 4-6 record with an earned run average of 4.33 and a WHIP of 1.30 this season. He has 109 strikeouts over his 114.1 innings pitched and he's given up 108 hits. He's allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.73 and they have given up 351 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 337 hitters and walked 163 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 4.3. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 878 base hits and 434 earned runs. They have allowed 127 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 332 batters and struck out 889. They have walked 3.3 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 4.26.
As a team New York is hitting .229, good for 30th in the league. The Mets hold a .380 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Brandon Nimmo is hitting .258 with an on-base percentage of .386. He has 73 hits this season in 283 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .488 and an OPS+ of 143. Amed Rosario is hitting .247 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .289. He has totaled 78 hits and he has driven in 27 men in 316 at bats. His OPS+ is 84 while his slugging percentage is at .373. The Mets have 774 hits, including 161 doubles and 104 home runs. New York has walked 364 times so far this season and they have struck out 867 times as a unit. They have left 678 men on base and have a team OPS of .690. They score 4.02 runs per contest and have scored a total of 406 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 54-51 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.90, Joe Musgrove has a 4-4 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 52 strikeouts over the 60 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 62 hits. He's allowing 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 346 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 394 batters and walked 156 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.27. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 914 base knocks and 443 earned runs this season. They have given up 115 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 334 hitters and struck out 873 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.09.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 9th in the league. The Pirates hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Corey Dickerson comes into this matchup batting .318 with an OBP of .351. He has 110 hits this year along with 44 RBI in 346 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .517 with an OPS+ of 134. Starling Marte is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .339. He has collected 101 hits in 346 at bats while driving in 54 runs. He has an OPS+ of 126 and a slugging percentage of .503. The Pirates as a unit have 907 base hits, including 181 doubles and 113 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 321 times this year and they have struck out on 792 occasions. They have had 702 men left on base and have an OPS of .740. They have scored 4.56 runs per game and totaled 479 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates -137
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