Pittsburgh Pirates at Arizona Diamondbacks 6/12/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Williams vs. Clay Buchholz
Chase Field is the site of the matchup between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Trevor Williams for the Pirates and Clay Buchholz for the Diamondbacks.
Pittsburgh opens at +130 while Arizona opens at -140. The Pirates have a 30-29-6 over/under record and a 29-36-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 34-30-0 against the run line and have a 30-32-2 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 30-29-6 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 29-36-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 30-32-2 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 34-30-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
06/11/18 C Francisco Cervelli Concussion is "?" Monday vs Arizona Diamondbacks
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 32-33 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Williams has a 5-3 record with an earned run average of 4.18 and a WHIP of 1.24 this year. He has 49 strikeouts over his 71 innings pitched and he's given up 64 hits. He's allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 212 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 226 hitters and walked 88 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.2. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 559 base hits and 270 earned runs. They have allowed 70 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 196 batters and struck out 533. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 3.96.
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 .322, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 12th 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 .319 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .352. He has totaled 73 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 229 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .480. The Pirates have 555 hits, including 108 doubles and 67 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 211 times so far this season and they have struck out 483 times as a unit. They have left 447 men on base and have a team OPS of .734. They score 4.57 runs per contest and have scored a total of 297 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 35-29 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.88, Clay Buchholz has a 1-1 record and a 0.83 WHIP this season. He has 21 strikeouts over the 24 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 17 hits. He allows 6.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.57 and they have given up 167 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 188 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 499 base knocks and 219 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 190 hitters and struck out 559 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 3.93.
As a team, they are batting .223, good for 30th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.4 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .254 with an OBP of .364. He has 59 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 232 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .509 with an OPS+ of 128. 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 113 and a slugging percentage of .476. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 471 base hits, including 100 doubles and 73 homers. Arizona has walked 229 times this year and they have struck out on 595 occasions. They have had 402 men left on base and have an OPS of .696. They have scored 4.2 runs per game and totaled 269 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates +130
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