San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates 5/11/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, May 11, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Suarez vs. Jameson Taillon
PNC Park is the site of the matchup between the San Francisco Giants and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, May 11, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Andrew Suarez for the Giants and Jameson Taillon for the Pirates.
San Francisco opens at +150 while Pittsburgh opens at -160. The Giants have a 19-18-0 over/under record and a 22-15-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 20-17-0 against the run line and have a 19-13-5 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 19-18-0 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 22-15-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 19-13-5 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 20-17-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
05/09/18 RF Mac Williamson Concussion 10-day DL (04/28)
05/01/18 P Johnny Cueto Elbow 10-day DL (05/01)
04/29/18 P Mark Melancon Forearm 60-day DL (03/26)
04/28/18 2B Joe Panik Thumb 10-day DL (04/28)
04/27/18 P Josh Osich Wrist 10-day DL (04/27)
04/20/18 LF Hunter Pence Thumb 10-day DL (04/20)
03/30/18 P Julian Fernandez Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Madison Bumgarner Hand 60-day DL (03/26)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 19-18 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Suarez has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 3.06 and a WHIP of 0.96 this year. He has 18 strikeouts over his 17.2 innings pitched and he's given up 15 hits. He's allowed 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 131 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 113 hitters and walked 55 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.13. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 303 base hits and 151 earned runs. They have allowed 33 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 133 batters and struck out 275. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.12.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .251, good for 12th in the league. The Giants hold a .387 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Brandon Belt is hitting .296 with an on-base percentage of .414. He has 34 hits this season in 115 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .522 and an OPS+ of 159. Buster Posey is hitting .304 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 34 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 112 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .420. The Giants have 318 hits, including 56 doubles and 35 home runs. San Francisco has walked 112 times so far this season and they have struck out 348 times as a unit. They have left 266 men on base and have a team OPS of .701. They score 3.95 runs per contest and have scored a total of 146 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 21-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.42, Jameson Taillon has a 2-3 record and a 1.28 WHIP this season. He has 30 strikeouts over the 36.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 36 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.16 and they have given up 123 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 137 batters and walked 51 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.2. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 313 base knocks and 154 earned runs this season. They have given up 38 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 117 hitters and struck out 300 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.00.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 8th in the league. The Pirates hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Corey Dickerson comes into this matchup batting .323 with an OBP of .361. He has 43 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 133 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .534 with an OPS+ of 145. Starling Marte is hitting .290 this season and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 42 hits in 145 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .469. The Pirates as a unit have 328 base hits, including 61 doubles and 42 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 125 times this year and they have struck out on 282 occasions. They have had 250 men left on base and have an OPS of .745. They have scored 4.97 runs per game and totaled 184 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants +150
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