Pittsburgh Pirates at New York Mets 6/27/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Ivan Nova vs. Zack Wheeler
Citi Field is the site of the matchup between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the New York Mets on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Ivan Nova for the Pirates and Zack Wheeler for the Mets.
Pittsburgh opens at -103 while New York opens at -107. The Pirates have a 37-35-6 over/under record and a 34-44-0 run line mark. The Mets are 33-43-0 against the run line and have a 34-40-2 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 37-35-6 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 34-44-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 34-40-2 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 33-43-0 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 "?" Tuesday 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 37-41 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ivan Nova has a 4-5 record with an earned run average of 3.98 and a WHIP of 1.23 this year. He has 66 strikeouts over his 81.1 innings pitched and he's given up 85 hits. He's allowed 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.87. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.22 and they have given up 247 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 281 hitters and walked 112 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 665 base hits and 327 earned runs. They have allowed 84 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 241 batters and struck out 652. 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 13th in the league. The Pirates hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Josh Bell is hitting .248 with an on-base percentage of .330. He has 67 hits this season in 270 at bats with 39 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .385 and an OPS+ of 96. Starling Marte is hitting .272 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .326. He has totaled 70 hits and he has driven in 34 men in 257 at bats. His OPS+ is 112 while his slugging percentage is at .455. The Pirates have 652 hits, including 131 doubles and 77 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 252 times so far this season and they have struck out 587 times as a unit. They have left 530 men on base and have a team OPS of .720. They score 4.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 345 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 31-45 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.85, Zack Wheeler has a 2-6 record and a 1.37 WHIP this season. He has 79 strikeouts over the 81.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 81 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.76 and they have given up 269 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 272 batters and walked 124 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 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 667 base knocks and 329 earned runs this season. They have given up 101 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 251 hitters and struck out 697 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.22.
As a team, they are batting .232, 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 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 .275 this season and he has an OBP of .317. He has collected 80 hits in 291 at bats while driving in 43 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .474. The Mets as a unit have 597 base hits, including 122 doubles and 80 homers. New York has walked 270 times this year and they have struck out on 660 occasions. They have had 520 men left on base and have an OPS of .695. They have scored 3.99 runs per game and totaled 303 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates -103
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