Pittsburgh Pirates at Miami Marlins 4/15/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, April 15, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Ivan Nova vs. Jose Urena
Marlins Park is the site of the matchup between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Miami Marlins on Sunday, April 15, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Ivan Nova for the Pirates and Jose Urena for the Marlins.
Pittsburgh opens at -140 while Miami opens at +130. The Pirates have a 9-4-0 over/under record and a 8-5-0 run line mark. The Marlins are 4-9-0 against the run line and have a 7-6-0 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 9-4-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 8-5-0 against the run line
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 7-6-0 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 4-9-0 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
04/14/18 1B Garrett Cooper Wrist 60-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 9-4 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ivan Nova has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 5.19 and a WHIP of 1.27 this year. He has 13 strikeouts over his 17.1 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He's allowed 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.64. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.90 and they have given up 50 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .278 against the bullpen and they've struck out 35 hitters and walked 23 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.19. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 107 base hits and 64 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 4.04.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .272, good for 2nd in the league. The Pirates hold a .468 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .346, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 10.3 hits per game. Josh Bell is hitting .280 with an on-base percentage of .362. He has 14 hits this season in 50 at bats with 7 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .400 and an OPS+ of 114. Josh Harrison is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .345. He has totaled 15 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 52 at bats. His OPS+ is 105 while his slugging percentage is at .385. The Pirates have 123 hits, including 27 doubles and 18 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 52 times so far this season and they have struck out 87 times as a unit. They have left 85 men on base and have a team OPS of .814. They score 6.58 runs per contest and have scored a total of 79 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 4-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.06, Jose Urena has a 0-2 record and a 1.31 WHIP this season. He has 13 strikeouts over the 16 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 15 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.59 and they have given up 55 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 65 batters and walked 28 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 5.45. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 115 base knocks and 72 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 4.30.
As a team, they are batting .232, good for 19th in the league. The Marlins hold a .318 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Starlin Castro comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .355. He has 15 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 53 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .321 with an OPS+ of 96. Brian Anderson is hitting .271 this season and he has an OBP of .407. He has collected 13 hits in 48 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 138 and a slugging percentage of .417. The Marlins as a unit have 109 base hits, including 15 doubles and 7 homers. Miami has walked 44 times this year and they have struck out on 120 occasions. They have had 98 men left on base and have an OPS of .626. They have scored 3.83 runs per game and totaled 46 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates -140
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