Pittsburgh Pirates at New York Mets 6/25/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, June 25, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jameson Taillon vs. Seth Lugo
The Pittsburgh Pirates head to Citi Field on Monday, June 25, 2018 to take on the New York Mets. The expected starting pitchers are Jameson Taillon for the Pirates and Seth Lugo for the Mets.
The odds for this matchup have Pittsburgh at -115 and New York at +105. The Pirates have a 36-34-6 over/under mark and a 33-43-0 run line record. The Mets are 32-42-0 against the run line and have a 32-40-2 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 36-34-6 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 33-43-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 32-40-2 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 32-42-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
06/22/18 C Francisco Cervelli Concussion 60-day DL (06/22)
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 New York Mets Injuries
06/23/18 P Jason Vargas Calf 10-day DL (06/23)
06/22/18 P AJ Ramos Shoulder 60-day DL (05/27)
06/19/18 RF Jay Bruce Hip 10-day DL (06/18)
06/11/18 1B Adrian Gonzalez None has been released
06/10/18 CF Juan Lagares Toe is out for season
05/29/18 P Noah Syndergaard Finger 10-day DL (05/26)
05/17/18 LF Yoenis Cespedes Hip 10-day DL (05/14)
04/28/18 3B David Wright Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
04/14/18 C Travis d'Arnaud Elbow 60-day DL (04/11)
03/26/18 P Rafael Montero Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 SS T.J. Rivera Elbow 60-day DL (02/18)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 36-40 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jameson Taillon has a 4-6 record with an earned run average of 4.03 and a WHIP of 1.22 this year. He has 78 strikeouts over his 82.2 innings pitched and he's given up 79 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.24 and they have given up 244 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 274 hitters and walked 108 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 4.24. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 653 base hits and 320 earned runs. They have allowed 81 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 234 batters and struck out 634. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 3.93.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .249, good for 13th in the league. The Pirates hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Josh Bell is hitting .243 with an on-base percentage of .326. He has 64 hits this season in 263 at bats with 37 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .373 and an OPS+ of 91. Starling Marte is hitting .273 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .326. He has totaled 68 hits and he has driven in 34 men in 249 at bats. His OPS+ is 112 while his slugging percentage is at .458. The Pirates have 640 hits, including 128 doubles and 75 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 247 times so far this season and they have struck out 571 times as a unit. They have left 518 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 4.46 runs per contest and have scored a total of 339 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 31-43 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.85, Seth Lugo has a 2-2 record and a 1.04 WHIP this season. He has 59 strikeouts over the 53.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 44 hits. He allows 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.69 and they have given up 255 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 263 batters and walked 120 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.28. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 647 base knocks and 317 earned runs this season. They have given up 92 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 244 hitters and struck out 681 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.09.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 28th in the league. The Mets hold a .384 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Brandon Nimmo comes into this matchup batting .284 with an OBP of .400. He has 56 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 197 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .574 with an OPS+ of 169. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .315. He has collected 77 hits in 282 at bats while driving in 41 runs. He has an OPS+ of 116 and a slugging percentage of .468. The Mets as a unit have 582 base hits, including 117 doubles and 77 homers. New York has walked 261 times this year and they have struck out on 640 occasions. They have had 505 men left on base and have an OPS of .694. They have scored 3.95 runs per game and totaled 292 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mets +105
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