San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates 5/13/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, May 13, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Derek Holland vs. Ivan Nova
PNC Park is the site of the matchup between the San Francisco Giants and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, May 13, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Derek Holland for the Giants and Ivan Nova for the Pirates.
San Francisco opens at +135 while Pittsburgh opens at -145. The Giants have a 20-19-0 over/under record and a 22-17-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 21-17-0 against the run line and have a 20-13-5 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 20-19-0 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 22-17-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 20-13-5 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 21-17-0 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
05/12/18 P Jameson Taillon Finger left last game, is "?" next start
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 19-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Derek Holland has a 1-4 record with an earned run average of 5.66 and a WHIP of 1.26 this year. He has 32 strikeouts over his 35 innings pitched and he's given up 30 hits. He's allowed 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.35 and they have given up 143 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen and they've struck out 123 hitters and walked 58 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.38. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 329 base hits and 168 earned runs. They have allowed 38 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 139 batters and struck out 293. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.20.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .249, good for 12th in the league. The Giants hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Buster Posey is hitting .308 with an on-base percentage of .369. He has 36 hits this season in 117 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .427 and an OPS+ of 121. Brandon Belt is hitting .276 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .396. He has totaled 34 hits and he has driven in 17 men in 123 at bats. His OPS+ is 144 while his slugging percentage is at .488. The Giants have 332 hits, including 59 doubles and 37 home runs. San Francisco has walked 117 times so far this season and they have struck out 377 times as a unit. They have left 281 men on base and have a team OPS of .697. They score 3.87 runs per contest and have scored a total of 151 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 22-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.84, Ivan Nova has a 2-2 record and a 1.34 WHIP this season. He has 37 strikeouts over the 44.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 52 hits. He allows 10.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.21. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 131 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 146 batters and walked 54 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.14. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 322 base knocks and 156 earned runs this season. They have given up 38 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 121 hitters and struck out 314 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 3.93.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 5th in the league. The Pirates hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Starling Marte comes into this matchup batting .300 with an OBP of .361. He has 45 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 150 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .493 with an OPS+ of 134. Corey Dickerson is hitting .323 this season and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 43 hits in 133 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 144 and a slugging percentage of .534. The Pirates as a unit have 343 base hits, including 64 doubles and 46 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 128 times this year and they have struck out on 291 occasions. They have had 255 men left on base and have an OPS of .761. They have scored 5.13 runs per game and totaled 195 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants +135
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