Arizona Diamondbacks at Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Betting Tips 4/22/2019
Monday, April 22, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Godley vs. Joe Musgrove
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit PNC Park on Monday, April 22, 2019 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Zack Godley for the Diamondbacks and Joe Musgrove for the Pirates.
The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +116 and Pittsburgh at -126. The Diamondbacks have a 11-8-2 over/under record and a 13-8-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 11-7-0 against the run line and have a 7-11-0 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 11-8-2 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 13-8-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 7-11-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 11-7-0 against the run line
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
04/08/19 C Alex Avila Quad 10-day IL (04/08)
04/05/19 3B Jake Lamb Quad 10-day IL (04/04)
03/28/19 P T.J. McFarland Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 RF Steven Souza Jr. ACL 10-day IL (03/26); is out for season
03/25/19 P Silvino Bracho Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Taijuan Walker Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
04/20/19 2B Erik Gonzalez Collarbone 60-day IL (04/20)
04/20/19 P Jordan Lyles Hand is questionable for next scheduled start
04/20/19 CF Starling Marte Ribs 10-day IL (04/20)
04/12/19 SS Kevin Newman Finger 10-day IL (04/09)
04/04/19 LF Corey Dickerson Shoulder 10-day IL (04/04)
03/30/19 P Dovydas Neverauskas Oblique 10-day IL (03/25)
03/30/19 P Edgar Santana Elbow 60-day IL (03/30); is out for season
03/28/19 C Elias Diaz Illness 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 1B Jose Osuna Neck 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Finger 10-day IL (03/28)
03/25/19 P Chad Kuhl Elbow 60-day IL (03/01)
03/25/19 RF Gregory Polanco Shoulder is out indefinitely
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 11-10 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zack Godley has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 6.26 and a WHIP of 1.39 this season. He has 20 strikeouts over his 23 innings pitched and he's given up 22 hits. He's allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.12 and they have given up 71 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 69 hitters and walked 34 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.9. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 177 base hits and 103 earned runs. They have allowed 34 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 80 batters and struck out 193. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.84.
As a team Arizona is hitting .271, good for 3rd in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .471 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.7 hits per game. Adam Jones is hitting .298 with an on-base percentage of .372. He has 25 hits this season in 84 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .548 and an OPS+ of 133. David Peralta is hitting .352 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .394. He has totaled 31 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 88 at bats. His OPS+ is 144 while his slugging percentage is at .568. The Diamondbacks have 204 hits, including 53 doubles and 32 home runs. Arizona has walked 62 times so far this season and they have struck out 196 times as a unit. They have left 152 men on base and have a team OPS of .804. They score 5.24 runs per contest and have scored a total of 110 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 12-6 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 0.81, Joe Musgrove has a 1-1 record and a 0.76 WHIP. He has 21 strikeouts over the 22.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 13 hits. He's allowing 5.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.58 and they have given up 42 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .199 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 74 batters and walked 20 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 6.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.52. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 119 base knocks and 45 earned runs this season. They have given up 16 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 47 hitters and struck out 173 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.03 while their FIP as a staff is 3.26.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 22nd in the league. The Pirates hold a .369 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Adam Frazier comes into this matchup batting .274 with an OBP of .366. He has 17 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 62 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .403 with an OPS+ of 107. Josh Bell is hitting .302 this season and he has an OBP of .378. He has collected 19 hits in 63 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 146 and a slugging percentage of .556. The Pirates as a unit have 139 base hits, including 28 doubles and 15 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 57 times this year and they have struck out on 156 occasions. They have had 125 men left on base and have an OPS of .675. They have scored 3.67 runs per game and totaled 66 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates -126
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