Pittsburgh Pirates at Cleveland Indians 7/23/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, July 23, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Williams vs. Corey Kluber
The Pittsburgh Pirates head to Progressive Field on Monday, July 23, 2018 to take on the Cleveland Indians. The expected starting pitchers are Trevor Williams for the Pirates and Corey Kluber for the Indians.
The odds for this matchup have Pittsburgh at +237 and Cleveland at -260. The Pirates have a 48-45-6 over/under mark and a 48-51-0 run line record. The Indians are 46-51-0 against the run line and have a 52-41-4 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 48-45-6 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 48-51-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 52-41-4 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 46-51-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
07/21/18 2B Josh Harrison Hamstring is "?" Sunday vs Cincinnati Reds
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)
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
07/10/18 P Josh Tomlin Hamstring 10-day DL (07/10)
07/04/18 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf 60-day DL (07/03)
06/20/18 P Evan Marshall Elbow 10-day DL (06/20)
05/26/18 P Andrew Miller Knee 10-day DL (05/26)
05/04/18 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (02/25)
03/26/18 P Ryan Merritt Knee 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P James Hoyt Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 50-49 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Williams has a 7-7 record with an earned run average of 4.36 and a WHIP of 1.25 this year. He has 71 strikeouts over his 99 innings pitched and he's given up 89 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.25 and they have given up 330 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 382 hitters and walked 149 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.27. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 864 base hits and 419 earned runs. They have allowed 109 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 314 batters and struck out 849. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.03.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .253, good for 11th in the league. The Pirates hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Starling Marte is hitting .284 with an on-base percentage of .331. He has 95 hits this season in 334 at bats with 48 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .485 and an OPS+ of 120. Corey Dickerson is hitting .307 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .341. He has totaled 103 hits and he has driven in 40 men in 335 at bats. His OPS+ is 125 while his slugging percentage is at .493. The Pirates have 847 hits, including 172 doubles and 102 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 305 times so far this season and they have struck out 744 times as a unit. They have left 668 men on base and have a team OPS of .731. They score 4.47 runs per contest and have scored a total of 443 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 54-43 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.76, Corey Kluber has a 12-5 record and a 0.91 WHIP this season. He has 132 strikeouts over the 133.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 104 hits. He allows 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.26 and they have given up 267 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 259 batters and walked 88 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 824 base knocks and 393 earned runs this season. They have given up 128 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 238 hitters and struck out 893 batters. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.95.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 3rd in the league. The Indians hold a .446 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .371. He has 116 hits this year along with 63 RBI in 396 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .563 with an OPS+ of 146. Jose Ramirez is hitting .304 this season and he has an OBP of .401. He has collected 112 hits in 368 at bats while driving in 72 runs. He has an OPS+ of 173 and a slugging percentage of .639. The Indians as a unit have 879 base hits, including 199 doubles and 137 homers. Cleveland has walked 323 times this year and they have struck out on 758 occasions. They have had 669 men left on base and have an OPS of .775. They have scored 5.28 runs per game and totaled 512 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates +237
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