Arizona Diamondbacks at Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Picks & Predictions 4/24/2019
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Merrill Kelly vs. Jordan Lyles
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit PNC Park on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Merrill Kelly for the Diamondbacks and Jordan Lyles for the Pirates.
The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +127 and Pittsburgh at -137. The Diamondbacks have a 12-9-2 over/under record and a 14-9-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 11-9-0 against the run line and have a 8-12-0 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 12-9-2 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 14-9-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 8-12-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 11-9-0 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
04/21/19 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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 12-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Merrill Kelly has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 4.37 and a WHIP of 1.46 this season. He has 22 strikeouts over his 22.2 innings pitched and he's given up 23 hits. He's allowed 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.67 and they have given up 75 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 78 hitters and walked 36 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.72. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 192 base hits and 108 earned runs. They have allowed 34 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 87 batters and struck out 208. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.68.
As a team Arizona is hitting .271, good for 3rd in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .470 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.7 hits per game. David Peralta is hitting .340 with an on-base percentage of .379. He has 33 hits this season in 97 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .567 and an OPS+ of 138. Adam Jones is hitting .304 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .373. He has totaled 28 hits and he has driven in 15 men in 92 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .543. The Diamondbacks have 224 hits, including 55 doubles and 35 home runs. Arizona has walked 68 times so far this season and they have struck out 208 times as a unit. They have left 163 men on base and have a team OPS of .803. They score 5.35 runs per contest and have scored a total of 123 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 12-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 0.53, Jordan Lyles has a 2-0 record and a 0.88 WHIP. He has 18 strikeouts over the 17 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 10 hits. He's allowing 5.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.48 and they have given up 57 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 79 batters and walked 24 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.02. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 145 base knocks and 60 earned runs this season. They have given up 19 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 55 hitters and struck out 185 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.12 while their FIP as a staff is 3.47.
As a team, they are batting .230, good for 24th in the league. The Pirates hold a .369 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Josh Bell comes into this matchup batting .300 with an OBP of .386. He has 21 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 70 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .600 with an OPS+ of 158. Adam Frazier is hitting .265 this season and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 18 hits in 68 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 97 and a slugging percentage of .382. The Pirates as a unit have 153 base hits, including 34 doubles and 16 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 65 times this year and they have struck out on 171 occasions. They have had 140 men left on base and have an OPS of .674. They have scored 3.6 runs per game and totaled 72 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks +127
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