Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago White Sox 5/9/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Williams vs. Reynaldo Lopez
The Pittsburgh Pirates head to Guaranteed Rate Field on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 to take on the Chicago White Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Trevor Williams for the Pirates and Reynaldo Lopez for the White Sox.
The odds for this matchup have Pittsburgh at -123 and Chicago at +113. The Pirates have a 17-13-5 over/under mark and a 19-16-0 run line record. The White Sox are 17-15-0 against the run line and have a 15-15-2 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 17-13-5 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 19-16-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 15-15-2 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 17-15-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
04/17/18 2B Josh Harrison Hand 10-day DL (04/16)
04/03/18 P Joe Musgrove Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
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 Chicago White Sox Injuries
05/06/18 3B Yoan Moncada Hamstring 10-day DL (05/05)
04/26/18 RF Avisail Garcia Hamstring 10-day DL (04/24)
04/24/18 P Danny Farquhar Head 60-day DL (04/21)
04/23/18 P Miguel Gonzalez Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (04/23)
03/29/18 P Carlos Rodon Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 C Kevan Smith Ankle 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 19-16 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Williams has a 4-2 record with an earned run average of 2.63 and a WHIP of 1.10 this year. He has 26 strikeouts over his 41 innings pitched and he's given up 27 hits. He allows 5.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 115 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 124 hitters and walked 50 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.12. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 292 base hits and 143 earned runs. They have allowed 34 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 112 batters and struck out 282. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 3.95.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .254, good for 8th in the league. The Pirates hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Corey Dickerson is hitting .315 with an on-base percentage of .356. He has 39 hits this season in 124 at bats with 24 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .532 and an OPS+ of 143. Starling Marte is hitting .279 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .349. He has totaled 38 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 136 at bats. His OPS+ is 125 while his slugging percentage is at .471. The Pirates have 305 hits, including 57 doubles and 39 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 119 times so far this season and they have struck out 267 times as a unit. They have left 239 men on base and have a team OPS of .736. They score 4.8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 168 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 9-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.43, Reynaldo Lopez has a 0-2 record and a 1.22 WHIP this season. He has 25 strikeouts over the 37 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 28 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.32 and they have given up 127 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 121 batters and walked 57 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.08. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 290 base knocks and 162 earned runs this season. They have given up 36 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 147 hitters and struck out 227 batters. They give up a walk 4.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.52 while their FIP as a staff is 4.92.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 16th in the league. The White Sox hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this matchup batting .262 with an OBP of .331. He has 32 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 122 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .475 with an OPS+ of 121. Tim Anderson is hitting .254 this season and he has an OBP of .300. He has collected 31 hits in 122 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .451. The White Sox as a unit have 266 base hits, including 50 doubles and 40 homers. Chicago has walked 90 times this year and they have struck out on 302 occasions. They have had 214 men left on base and have an OPS of .722. They have scored 3.91 runs per game and totaled 125 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates -123
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