Pittsburgh Pirates at Los Angeles Dodgers 7/4/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Joe Musgrove vs. Rich Hill
Dodger Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Joe Musgrove for the Pirates and Rich Hill for the Dodgers.
Pittsburgh opens at +170 while Los Angeles opens at -180. The Pirates have a 41-37-6 over/under record and a 39-45-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 36-49-0 against the run line and have a 37-41-7 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 41-37-6 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 39-45-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 37-41-7 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 36-49-0 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 10-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 40-44 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Joe Musgrove has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 3.79 and a WHIP of 1.39 this year. He has 36 strikeouts over his 40.1 innings pitched and he's given up 45 hits. He's allowed 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.35 and they have given up 274 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 309 hitters and walked 121 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.31. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 726 base hits and 359 earned runs. They have allowed 92 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 262 batters and struck out 701. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.00.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .249, good for 12th in the league. The Pirates hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Corey Dickerson is hitting .304 with an on-base percentage of .339. He has 86 hits this season in 283 at bats with 33 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .452 and an OPS+ of 114. Starling Marte is hitting .263 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .314. He has totaled 72 hits and he has driven in 34 men in 274 at bats. His OPS+ is 103 while his slugging percentage is at .438. The Pirates have 708 hits, including 143 doubles and 83 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 263 times so far this season and they have struck out 631 times as a unit. They have left 567 men on base and have a team OPS of .720. They score 4.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 370 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 45-39 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.68, Rich Hill has a 1-3 record and a 1.42 WHIP this season. He has 46 strikeouts over the 42.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 44 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 305 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 327 batters and walked 128 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 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.58. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 702 base knocks and 304 earned runs this season. They have given up 89 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 238 hitters and struck out 796 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 3.59.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 18th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Matt Kemp comes into this matchup batting .323 with an OBP of .359. He has 84 hits this year along with 55 RBI in 260 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .565 with an OPS+ of 149. Chris Taylor is hitting .253 this season and he has an OBP of .337. He has collected 76 hits in 300 at bats while driving in 32 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .450. The Dodgers as a unit have 697 base hits, including 153 doubles and 116 homers. Los Angeles has walked 317 times this year and they have struck out on 704 occasions. They have had 573 men left on base and have an OPS of .756. They have scored 4.8 runs per game and totaled 403 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates +170
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