Pittsburgh Pirates at Miami Marlins 4/14/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, April 14, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jameson Taillon vs. Trevor Richards
Marlins Park is the site of the matchup between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Miami Marlins on Saturday, April 14, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Jameson Taillon for the Pirates and Trevor Richards for the Marlins.
Pittsburgh opens at -168 while Miami opens at +158. The Pirates have a 8-4-0 over/under record and a 8-4-0 run line mark. The Marlins are 3-9-0 against the run line and have a 6-6-0 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 8-4-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 8-4-0 against the run line
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 6-6-0 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 3-9-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
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 Miami Marlins Injuries
04/05/18 1B Garrett Cooper Wrist 10-day DL (04/02)
03/30/18 P Brett Graves Oblique 60-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Dan Straily Forearm 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Elieser Hernandez Dental 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 C J.T. Realmuto Back 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 SS JT Riddle Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 3B Martin Prado Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Wei-Yin Chen Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 9-3 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jameson Taillon has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 1.26 and a WHIP of 0.49 this year. He has 16 strikeouts over his 14.1 innings pitched and he's given up 5 hits. He's allowed 3.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.97 and they have given up 47 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .280 against the bullpen and they've struck out 33 hitters and walked 22 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.7. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 107 base hits and 58 earned runs. They have allowed 11 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 44 batters and struck out 90. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.05.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .278, good for 2nd in the league. The Pirates hold a .479 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .353, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.8 hits per game. Josh Bell is hitting .304 with an on-base percentage of .389. He has 14 hits this season in 46 at bats with 7 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .435 and an OPS+ of 132. Josh Harrison is hitting .313 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .370. He has totaled 15 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 48 at bats. His OPS+ is 121 while his slugging percentage is at .417. The Pirates have 118 hits, including 26 doubles and 17 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 49 times so far this season and they have struck out 79 times as a unit. They have left 81 men on base and have a team OPS of .832. They score 6.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 77 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 3-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 8.64, Trevor Richards has a 0-1 record and a 2.16 WHIP this season. He has 7 strikeouts over the 8.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 14 hits. He allows 15.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.82 and they have given up 54 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 60 batters and walked 27 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.29. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 115 base knocks and 70 earned runs this season. They have given up 15 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 55 hitters and struck out 113 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.31.
As a team, they are batting .218, good for 27th in the league. The Marlins hold a .299 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Starlin Castro comes into this matchup batting .280 with an OBP of .362. He has 14 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 50 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .320 with an OPS+ of 99. Brian Anderson is hitting .295 this season and he has an OBP of .436. He has collected 13 hits in 44 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 157 and a slugging percentage of .455. The Marlins as a unit have 95 base hits, including 15 doubles and 6 homers. Miami has walked 42 times this year and they have struck out on 116 occasions. They have had 91 men left on base and have an OPS of .597. They have scored 3.25 runs per game and totaled 39 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates -168
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