Pittsburgh Pirates at San Diego Padres 7/1/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, July 1, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jameson Taillon vs. Tyson Ross
The Pittsburgh Pirates head to Petco Park on Sunday, July 1, 2018 to take on the San Diego Padres. The expected starting pitchers are Jameson Taillon for the Pirates and Tyson Ross for the Padres.
The odds for this matchup have Pittsburgh at -110 and San Diego at +100. The Pirates have a 39-36-6 over/under mark and a 37-44-0 run line record. The Padres are 41-43-0 against the run line and have a 38-44-2 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 39-36-6 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 37-44-0 against the run line
Important San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 38-44-2 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 41-43-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
06/29/18 P Chad Kuhl Forearm 10-day DL (06/27)
06/29/18 P Nik Turley Arm 60-day DL (06/29)
06/28/18 RF Sean Rodriguez Quad 10-day DL (06/25)
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 39-42 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jameson Taillon has a 5-6 record with an earned run average of 3.96 and a WHIP of 1.22 this year. He has 83 strikeouts over his 88.2 innings pitched and he's given up 83 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.22 and they have given up 258 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen and they've struck out 293 hitters and walked 114 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.6 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 4.19. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 691 base hits and 337 earned runs. They have allowed 86 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 247 batters and struck out 675. 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 3.91.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .249, good for 12th in the league. The Pirates hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Starling Marte is hitting .269 with an on-base percentage of .321. He has 72 hits this season in 268 at bats with 34 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .448 and an OPS+ of 108. Corey Dickerson is hitting .297 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 82 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 276 at bats. His OPS+ is 109 while his slugging percentage is at .438. The Pirates have 683 hits, including 136 doubles and 79 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 256 times so far this season and they have struck out 612 times as a unit. They have left 550 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 4.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 359 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 36-48 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.32, Tyson Ross has a 5-5 record and a 1.19 WHIP this season. He has 90 strikeouts over the 95 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 78 hits. He allows 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.49 and they have given up 280 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 335 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 4.1. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 726 base knocks and 341 earned runs this season. They have given up 91 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 269 hitters and struck out 712 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 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 3.98.
As a team, they are batting .234, good for 27th in the league. The Padres hold a .367 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Jose Pirela comes into this matchup batting .259 with an OBP of .306. He has 80 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 309 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .346 with an OPS+ of 79. Eric Hosmer is hitting .277 this season and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 85 hits in 307 at bats while driving in 36 runs. He has an OPS+ of 116 and a slugging percentage of .440. The Padres as a unit have 654 base hits, including 133 doubles and 69 homers. San Diego has walked 240 times this year and they have struck out on 787 occasions. They have had 516 men left on base and have an OPS of .664. They have scored 3.71 runs per game and totaled 312 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Padres +100
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