San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates 5/12/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, May 12, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Samardzija vs. Chad Kuhl
PNC Park is the site of the matchup between the San Francisco Giants and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday, May 12, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Jeff Samardzija for the Giants and Chad Kuhl for the Pirates.
San Francisco opens at +105 while Pittsburgh opens at -115. The Giants have a 19-19-0 over/under record and a 22-16-0 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 19-19-0 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 22-16-0 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 60-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)
04/20/18 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 19-19 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 6.62 and a WHIP of 1.81 this year. He has 15 strikeouts over his 17.2 innings pitched and he's given up 19 hits. He's allowed 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 135 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 119 hitters and walked 57 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.19. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 314 base hits and 157 earned runs. They have allowed 34 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 136 batters and struck out 284. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.11.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .248, good for 12th in the league. The Giants hold a .387 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Brandon Belt is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .403. He has 34 hits this season in 119 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .504 and an OPS+ of 152. 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 120 while his slugging percentage is at .420. The Giants have 323 hits, including 57 doubles and 37 home runs. San Francisco has walked 113 times so far this season and they have struck out 363 times as a unit. They have left 269 men on base and have a team OPS of .698. They score 3.92 runs per contest and have scored a total of 149 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 21-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.12, Chad Kuhl has a 4-2 record and a 1.30 WHIP this season. He has 36 strikeouts over the 39.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 39 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.71. 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 19th 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 3.99.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 9th 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 9th 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 146. 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 +105
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