Pittsburgh Pirates at Philadelphia Phillies 4/22/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Williams vs. Nick Pivetta
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Citizens Bank Park on Sunday, April 22, 2018 to play the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are Trevor Williams for the Pirates and Nick Pivetta for the Phillies.
The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at +115 and Philadelphia at -125. The Pirates have a 11-7-2 over/under record and a 11-9-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 8-11-0 against the run line and have a 8-9-2 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 11-7-2 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 11-9-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 8-9-2 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 8-11-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
04/17/18 2B Josh Harrison Hand 10-day DL (04/16)
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 Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
03/30/18 P Pat Neshek Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
03/29/18 P Mark Leiter Forearm 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 P Tommy Hunter Hamstring 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jerad Eickhoff Back 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 12-8 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Williams has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 1.93 and a WHIP of 1.20 this season. He has 14 strikeouts over his 23.1 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He's allowed 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.24 and they have given up 67 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 65 hitters and walked 30 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.3. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 170 base hits and 86 earned runs. They have allowed 17 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 66 batters and struck out 150. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 3.96.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .253, good for 6th in the league. The Pirates hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Corey Dickerson is hitting .294 with an on-base percentage of .319. He has 20 hits this season in 68 at bats with 12 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .471 and an OPS+ of 118. Josh Bell is hitting .253 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .318. He has totaled 20 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 79 at bats. His OPS+ is 88 while his slugging percentage is at .354. The Pirates have 171 hits, including 38 doubles and 20 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 68 times so far this season and they have struck out 144 times as a unit. They have left 126 men on base and have a team OPS of .738. They score 5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 100 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 12-7 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.49, Nick Pivetta has a 1-0 record and a 0.97 WHIP. He has 21 strikeouts over the 21.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 19 hits. He's allowing 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.44 and they have given up 49 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .202 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 63 batters and walked 28 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.15. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 144 base knocks and 60 earned runs this season. They have given up 10 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 56 hitters and struck out 160 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.17 while their FIP as a staff is 3.23.
As a team, they are batting .231, good for 19th in the league. The Phillies hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Cesar Hernandez comes into this matchup batting .299 with an OBP of .434. He has 20 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 67 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .433 with an OPS+ of 145. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .310 this season and he has an OBP of .474. He has collected 18 hits in 58 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 197 and a slugging percentage of .586. The Phillies as a unit have 146 base hits, including 34 doubles and 18 homers. Philadelphia has walked 89 times this year and they have struck out on 189 occasions. They have had 127 men left on base and have an OPS of .703. They have scored 5.11 runs per game and totaled 97 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates +115
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