Pittsburgh Pirates at Los Angeles Dodgers 7/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, July 2, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Nick Kingham vs. Alex Wood
Dodger Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, July 2, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Nick Kingham for the Pirates and Alex Wood for the Dodgers.
Pittsburgh opens at +120 while Los Angeles opens at -130. The Pirates have a 39-37-6 over/under record and a 38-44-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 36-48-0 against the run line and have a 37-41-6 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 39-37-6 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 38-44-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 37-41-6 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 36-48-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
06/29/18 P Chad Kuhl Forearm 10-day DL (06/27)
06/29/18 P Nik Turley Arm 60-day DL (06/29)
06/28/18 RF Sean Rodriguez Quad 10-day DL (06/25)
06/24/18 P Michael Feliz Shoulder 10-day DL (06/24)
06/22/18 C Francisco Cervelli Concussion 7-day DL (06/22)
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 Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
06/28/18 P Josh Fields Shoulder 10-day DL (06/28)
06/16/18 P Pedro Baez Biceps 10-day DL (06/13)
06/10/18 P Dennis Santana Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (06/05)
06/08/18 P Tony Cingrani Shoulder 10-day DL (06/07)
05/03/18 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Groin 60-day DL (05/03)
05/01/18 SS Corey Seager Elbow is out for season
03/30/18 P Julio Urias Shoulder 60-day DL (02/23)
03/30/18 P Tom Koehler Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 39-43 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Nick Kingham has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 3.82 and a WHIP of 0.99 this year. He has 35 strikeouts over his 35.1 innings pitched and he's given up 28 hits. He's allowed 7.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.17 and they have given up 259 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 298 hitters and walked 114 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.19. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 696 base hits and 341 earned runs. They have allowed 87 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 249 batters and struck out 684. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 3.91.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .249, good for 11th in the league. The Pirates hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Starling Marte is hitting .264 with an on-base percentage of .315. He has 72 hits this season in 273 at bats with 34 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .440 and an OPS+ of 104. Corey Dickerson is hitting .297 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 82 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 276 at bats. His OPS+ is 109 while his slugging percentage is at .438. The Pirates have 690 hits, including 140 doubles and 79 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 260 times so far this season and they have struck out 622 times as a unit. They have left 557 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 4.41 runs per contest and have scored a total of 362 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 43-39 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.00, Alex Wood has a 4-5 record and a 1.16 WHIP this season. He has 81 strikeouts over the 87.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 86 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.99 and they have given up 302 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 323 batters and walked 127 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.61. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 684 base knocks and 299 earned runs this season. They have given up 87 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 236 hitters and struck out 782 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.58.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 21st in the league. The Dodgers hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Chris Taylor comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .332. He has 73 hits this year along with 30 RBI in 292 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .452 with an OPS+ of 113. Matt Kemp is hitting .303 this season and he has an OBP of .342. He has collected 76 hits in 251 at bats while driving in 47 runs. He has an OPS+ of 133 and a slugging percentage of .522. The Dodgers as a unit have 665 base hits, including 145 doubles and 111 homers. Los Angeles has walked 308 times this year and they have struck out on 690 occasions. They have had 556 men left on base and have an OPS of .744. They have scored 4.63 runs per game and totaled 380 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers -130
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