San Diego Padres at Pittsburgh Pirates 5/18/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Friday, May 18, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Tyson Ross vs. Ivan Nova
The San Diego Padres visit PNC Park on Friday, May 18, 2018 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Tyson Ross for the Padres and Ivan Nova for the Pirates.
The opening line for this matchup has San Diego at +128 and Pittsburgh at -138. The Padres have a 19-23-2 over/under record and a 20-24-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 22-20-0 against the run line and have a 21-16-5 over/under record.
Valuable San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 19-23-2 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 20-24-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 21-16-5 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 22-20-0 against the run line
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
05/15/18 P Joey Lucchesi Side 10-day DL (05/15)
05/14/18 P Kazuhisa Makita Side 10-day DL (05/13)
05/01/18 C Austin Hedges Elbow 10-day DL (05/01)
04/29/18 1B Wil Myers Oblique 10-day DL (04/29)
04/22/18 RF Hunter Renfroe Elbow 10-day DL (04/18)
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)
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
05/16/18 C Francisco Cervelli Forearm is "?" Thursday vs San Diego Padres
05/16/18 CF Starling Marte Undisclosed is "?" Thursday vs San Diego Padres
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Padres have a 17-27 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tyson Ross has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 3.40 and a WHIP of 1.15 this year. He has 53 strikeouts over his 47.2 innings pitched and he's given up 37 hits. He allows 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.23 and they have given up 141 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the bullpen and they've struck out 187 hitters and walked 67 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.17. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 382 base hits and 185 earned runs. They have allowed 44 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 168 batters and struck out 406. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 3.90.
As a team San Diego is hitting .228, good for 29th in the league. The Padres hold a .365 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Eric Hosmer is hitting .270 with an on-base percentage of .369. He has 41 hits this season in 152 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .487 and an OPS+ of 139. Jose Pirela is hitting .260 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .323. He has totaled 45 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 173 at bats. His OPS+ is 88 while his slugging percentage is at .341. The Padres have 334 hits, including 65 doubles and 38 home runs. San Diego has walked 140 times so far this season and they have struck out 431 times as a unit. They have left 282 men on base and have a team OPS of .665. They score 3.73 runs per contest and have scored a total of 164 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 25-17 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.01, Ivan Nova has a 2-3 record and a 1.35 WHIP this year. He has 39 strikeouts over the 50.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 60 hits. He allows 10.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 4.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 144 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 157 batters and walked 56 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.03. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 360 base knocks and 168 earned runs this season. They have given up 44 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 130 hitters and struck out 344 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 3.97.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 7th in the league. The Pirates hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Corey Dickerson comes into this matchup batting .318 with an OBP of .356. He has 47 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 148 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .514 with an OPS+ of 136. Starling Marte is hitting .308 this season and he has an OBP of .366. He has collected 49 hits in 159 at bats while driving in 19 runs. He has an OPS+ of 136 and a slugging percentage of .503. The Pirates as a unit have 372 base hits, including 76 doubles and 49 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 146 times this year and they have struck out on 326 occasions. They have had 288 men left on base and have an OPS of .763. They have scored 5.02 runs per game and totaled 211 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Padres +128 and over 8 total runs
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