Pittsburgh Pirates at San Francisco Giants 8/9/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 9, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Ivan Nova vs. Andrew Suarez
The Pittsburgh Pirates head to AT&T Park on Thursday, August 9, 2018 to take on the San Francisco Giants. The expected starting pitchers are Ivan Nova for the Pirates and Andrew Suarez for the Giants.
The odds for this matchup have Pittsburgh at +115 and San Francisco at -125. The Pirates have a 56-51-7 over/under mark and a 54-60-0 run line record. The Giants are 60-55-0 against the run line and have a 53-57-5 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 56-51-7 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 54-60-0 against the run line
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 53-57-5 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 60-55-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
08/08/18 RF Sean Rodriguez Abdominal 10-day DL (08/06)
07/28/18 1B Josh Bell Oblique 10-day DL (07/28)
06/29/18 P Chad Kuhl Forearm 60-day DL (06/27)
06/29/18 P Nik Turley Arm 60-day DL (06/29)
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 Francisco Giants Injuries
08/07/18 P Johnny Cueto Elbow is out for season
07/31/18 3B Pablo Sandoval Hamstring 10-day DL (07/31)
07/27/18 1B Brandon Belt Knee 10-day DL (07/26)
07/15/18 P Jeff Samardzija Shoulder 10-day DL (07/15)
06/20/18 P Hunter Strickland Hand 10-day DL (06/20)
05/22/18 P Jose Valdez Elbow 10-day DL (05/22)
03/30/18 P Julian Fernandez Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 58-56 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ivan Nova has a 6-6 record with an earned run average of 4.49 and a WHIP of 1.34 this year. He has 85 strikeouts over his 118.1 innings pitched and he's given up 133 hits. He allows 10.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.64. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.21 and they have given up 377 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 416 hitters and walked 173 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.19. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 1,003 base hits and 472 earned runs. They have allowed 120 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 367 batters and struck out 922. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.10.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .254, good for 9th in the league. The Pirates hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Starling Marte is hitting .284 with an on-base percentage of .330. He has 109 hits this season in 384 at bats with 55 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .484 and an OPS+ of 119. Josh Harrison is hitting .252 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .295. He has totaled 69 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 274 at bats. His OPS+ is 81 while his slugging percentage is at .369. The Pirates have 976 hits, including 194 doubles and 120 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 343 times so far this season and they have struck out 867 times as a unit. They have left 755 men on base and have a team OPS of .734. They score 4.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 513 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 57-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.60, Andrew Suarez has a 4-7 record and a 1.33 WHIP this season. He has 92 strikeouts over the 105.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 114 hits. He allows 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.54 and they have given up 365 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 399 batters and walked 151 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.95. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 984 base knocks and 455 earned runs this season. They have given up 106 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 374 hitters and struck out 898 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 3.92.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 12th in the league. The Giants hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Andrew McCutchen comes into this matchup batting .261 with an OBP of .357. He has 108 hits this year along with 46 RBI in 414 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .418 with an OPS+ of 111. Brandon Crawford is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 110 hits in 395 at bats while driving in 45 runs. He has an OPS+ of 112 and a slugging percentage of .435. The Giants as a unit have 991 base hits, including 200 doubles and 106 homers. San Francisco has walked 347 times this year and they have struck out on 1,011 occasions. They have had 824 men left on base and have an OPS of .705. They have scored 4 runs per game and totaled 460 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates +115
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