Pittsburgh Pirates at San Diego Padres 6/29/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, June 29, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Joe Musgrove vs. Eric Lauer
The Pittsburgh Pirates head to Petco Park on Friday, June 29, 2018 to take on the San Diego Padres. The expected starting pitchers are Joe Musgrove for the Pirates and Eric Lauer for the Padres.
The odds for this matchup have Pittsburgh at -162 and San Diego at +152. The Pirates have a 38-36-6 over/under mark and a 36-44-0 run line record. The Padres are 41-42-0 against the run line and have a 37-44-2 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 38-36-6 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 36-44-0 against the run line
Important San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 37-44-2 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 41-42-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
06/28/18 RF Sean Rodriguez Quad 10-day DL (06/25)
06/26/18 P Chad Kuhl Forearm left last start, is "?" for next start
06/24/18 P Michael Feliz Shoulder 10-day DL (06/24)
06/22/18 C Francisco Cervelli Concussion 7-day DL (06/22)
03/26/18 P A.J. Schugel Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Nick Burdi Elbow 60-day DL (02/20)
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
06/24/18 P Jordan Lyles Forearm 10-day DL (06/21)
06/21/18 P Bryan Mitchell Elbow 10-day DL (06/17)
06/08/18 P Jose Torres Suspension is out for season
05/29/18 CF Franchy Cordero Forearm 10-day DL (05/28)
05/14/18 P Kazuhisa Makita Side 10-day DL (05/13)
04/15/18 P Dinelson Lamet Forearm 60-day DL (03/26)
04/11/18 P Kirby Yates Ankle 10-day DL (04/08)
04/04/18 2B Allen Cordoba Concussion 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Colin Rea Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
03/26/18 RF Alex Dickerson Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 38-42 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Joe Musgrove has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 4.59 and a WHIP of 1.41 this year. He has 31 strikeouts over his 33.1 innings pitched and he's given up 38 hits. He allows 10.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.15 and they have given up 253 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 290 hitters and walked 114 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.2. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 679 base hits and 334 earned runs. They have allowed 86 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 245 batters and struck out 667. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 3.94.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .248, good for 13th in the league. The Pirates hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Starling Marte is hitting .270 with an on-base percentage of .323. He has 71 hits this season in 263 at bats with 34 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .452 and an OPS+ of 110. Josh Bell is hitting .247 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .327. He has totaled 68 hits and he has driven in 40 men in 275 at bats. His OPS+ is 94 while his slugging percentage is at .382. The Pirates have 672 hits, including 133 doubles and 78 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 256 times so far this season and they have struck out 604 times as a unit. They have left 545 men on base and have a team OPS of .718. They score 4.41 runs per contest and have scored a total of 353 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 36-47 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.05, Eric Lauer has a 3-4 record and a 1.75 WHIP this season. He has 51 strikeouts over the 57 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 73 hits. He allows 11.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.53 and they have given up 278 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 330 batters and walked 101 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.12. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 715 base knocks and 338 earned runs this season. They have given up 90 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 269 hitters and struck out 704 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.00.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 27th in the league. The Padres hold a .367 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Jose Pirela comes into this matchup batting .260 with an OBP of .307. He has 80 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 308 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .347 with an OPS+ of 80. Eric Hosmer is hitting .272 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 82 hits in 302 at bats while driving in 36 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .437. The Padres as a unit have 642 base hits, including 132 doubles and 69 homers. San Diego has walked 238 times this year and they have struck out on 779 occasions. They have had 506 men left on base and have an OPS of .664. They have scored 3.72 runs per game and totaled 309 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Padres +152
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