Arizona Diamondbacks at Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Picks & Predictions 4/23/2019
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Get todays MLB odds and lines on this game.
Probable Pitchers: Luke Weaver vs. Trevor Williams
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit PNC Park on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Luke Weaver for the Diamondbacks and Trevor Williams for the Pirates.
The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +124 and Pittsburgh at -134. The Diamondbacks have a 11-9-2 over/under record and a 13-9-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 11-8-0 against the run line and have a 7-12-0 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 11-9-2 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 13-9-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 7-12-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 11-8-0 against the run line
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
04/21/19 1B Christian Walker Hip is questionable Monday vs Pittsburgh Pirates
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
04/21/19 C Jacob Stallings Neck 10-day IL (04/18)
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 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 11-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Luke Weaver has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 3.92 and a WHIP of 1.21 this season. He has 24 strikeouts over his 20.2 innings pitched and he's given up 20 hits. He's allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.99 and they have given up 73 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 72 hitters and walked 35 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. David Peralta is hitting .352 with an on-base percentage of .394. He has 31 hits this season in 88 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .568 and an OPS+ of 144. Adam Jones is hitting .298 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .372. He has totaled 25 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 84 at bats. His OPS+ is 133 while his slugging percentage is at .548. 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 12-7 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.59, Trevor Williams has a 1-0 record and a 1.03 WHIP. He has 17 strikeouts over the 24.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 20 hits. He's allowing 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.34 and they have given up 45 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 78 batters and walked 22 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. Josh Bell comes into this matchup batting .302 with an OBP of .378. He has 19 hits this year along with 13 RBI in 63 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .556 with an OPS+ of 146. Adam Frazier is hitting .274 this season and he has an OBP of .366. He has collected 17 hits in 62 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 107 and a slugging percentage of .403. 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 Diamondbacks +124
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of Today's MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks