Pittsburgh Pirates at Arizona Diamondbacks 6/11/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, June 11, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Joe Musgrove vs. Patrick Corbin
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Chase Field on Monday, June 11, 2018 to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Joe Musgrove for the Pirates and Patrick Corbin for the Diamondbacks.
The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at +151 and Arizona at -161. The Pirates have a 30-28-6 over/under record and a 28-36-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 33-30-0 against the run line and have a 30-31-2 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 30-28-6 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 28-36-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 30-31-2 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 33-30-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
06/10/18 P Ivan Nova Finger 10-day DL (05/25); expected to be activated and start Sunday vs Chicago Cubs
06/09/18 2B Josh Harrison Personal is "?" Sunday vs Chicago Cubs
06/09/18 P Richard Rodriguez Shoulder 10-day DL (06/08)
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)
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
06/03/18 P Jorge De La Rosa Achilles 10-day DL (06/02)
06/01/18 P Taijuan Walker Forearm is out for season
05/23/18 RF Steven Souza Jr. Pectoral 10-day DL (05/22)
05/21/18 P Randall Delgado Oblique 60-day DL (03/26)
05/15/18 CF A.J. Pollock Thumb 10-day DL (05/15)
05/09/18 P Braden Shipley Elbow 10-day DL (05/07)
04/30/18 P Robbie Ray Oblique 10-day DL (04/30)
03/26/18 P Shelby Miller Elbow 60-day DL (02/19)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 31-33 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Joe Musgrove has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 1.89 and a WHIP of 1.21 this season. He has 17 strikeouts over his 19 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He's allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.36 and they have given up 212 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 224 hitters and walked 88 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.25. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 555 base hits and 269 earned runs. They have allowed 70 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 194 batters and struck out 523. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 3.99.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .252, good for 11th in the league. The Pirates hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Starling Marte is hitting .280 with an on-base percentage of .338. He has 58 hits this season in 207 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .454 and an OPS+ of 114. Corey Dickerson is hitting .321 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 72 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 224 at bats. His OPS+ is 128 while his slugging percentage is at .487. The Pirates have 546 hits, including 107 doubles and 66 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 205 times so far this season and they have struck out 475 times as a unit. They have left 440 men on base and have a team OPS of .733. They score 4.53 runs per contest and have scored a total of 290 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 34-29 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.87, Patrick Corbin has a 6-2 record and a 0.94 WHIP. He has 105 strikeouts over the 81.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 55 hits. He's allowing 6.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.57 and they have given up 164 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 186 batters and walked 71 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.43. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 491 base knocks and 216 earned runs this season. They have given up 74 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 188 hitters and struck out 549 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.95.
As a team, they are batting .222, good for 30th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.3 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .360. He has 57 hits this year along with 29 RBI in 228 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .496 with an OPS+ of 123. David Peralta is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .339. He has collected 62 hits in 225 at bats while driving in 31 runs. He has an OPS+ of 112 and a slugging percentage of .476. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 461 base hits, including 96 doubles and 72 homers. Arizona has walked 223 times this year and they have struck out on 584 occasions. They have had 394 men left on base and have an OPS of .693. They have scored 4.14 runs per game and totaled 261 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Pirates +151
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