Pittsburgh Pirates at New York Mets 6/26/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Chad Kuhl vs. Steven Matz
The Pittsburgh Pirates head to Citi Field on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 to take on the New York Mets. The expected starting pitchers are Chad Kuhl for the Pirates and Steven Matz for the Mets.
The odds for this matchup have Pittsburgh at -103 and New York at -107. The Pirates have a 36-35-6 over/under mark and a 33-44-0 run line record. The Mets are 33-42-0 against the run line and have a 33-40-2 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 36-35-6 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 33-44-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 33-40-2 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 33-42-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
06/24/18 P Michael Feliz Shoulder 10-day DL (06/24)
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
06/25/18 CF Brandon Nimmo Hand is downgraded to doubtful Monday vs Pittsburgh Pirates
06/24/18 P Jason Vargas Calf 10-day DL (06/20)
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 36-41 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chad Kuhl has a 5-5 record with an earned run average of 4.56 and a WHIP of 1.44 this year. He has 77 strikeouts over his 81 innings pitched and he's given up 86 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.20 and they have given up 245 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 275 hitters and walked 109 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.6 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 4.22. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 659 base hits and 323 earned runs. They have allowed 83 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 235 batters and struck out 641. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 3.95.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .248, good for 14th in the league. The Pirates hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Josh Bell is hitting .248 with an on-base percentage of .329. He has 66 hits this season in 266 at bats with 37 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .376 and an OPS+ of 93. Starling Marte is hitting .273 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .325. He has totaled 69 hits and he has driven in 34 men in 253 at bats. His OPS+ is 112 while his slugging percentage is at .458. The Pirates have 645 hits, including 130 doubles and 75 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 247 times so far this season and they have struck out 580 times as a unit. They have left 521 men on base and have a team OPS of .720. They score 4.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 339 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 31-44 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.68, Steven Matz has a 3-5 record and a 1.28 WHIP this season. He has 63 strikeouts over the 71 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 61 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.73 and they have given up 266 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 269 batters and walked 122 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.8 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 4.32. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 660 base knocks and 325 earned runs this season. They have given up 99 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 246 hitters and struck out 690 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 4.19.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 26th in the league. The Mets hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Brandon Nimmo comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .403. He has 56 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 198 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .571 with an OPS+ of 169. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .274 this season and he has an OBP of .315. He has collected 79 hits in 288 at bats while driving in 43 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .476. The Mets as a unit have 591 base hits, including 120 doubles and 79 homers. New York has walked 264 times this year and they have struck out on 649 occasions. They have had 513 men left on base and have an OPS of .695. They have scored 3.99 runs per game and totaled 299 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mets -107
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