Arizona Diamondbacks at Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Point Spread Picks 4/25/2019
Thursday, April 25, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Greinke vs. Jameson Taillon
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit PNC Park on Thursday, April 25, 2019 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Zack Greinke for the Diamondbacks and Jameson Taillon for the Pirates.
The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +106 and Pittsburgh at -116. The Diamondbacks have a 12-10-2 over/under record and a 15-9-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 11-10-0 against the run line and have a 8-13-0 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 12-10-2 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 15-9-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 8-13-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 11-10-0 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
04/24/19 P Jordan Lyles Hand is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs Arizona Diamondbacks
04/23/19 CF Bryan Reynolds Quad left last game, is questionable Wednesday vs Arizona Diamondbacks
04/23/19 P Nick Burdi Elbow 10-day IL (04/23)
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 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 13-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zack Greinke has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 4.60 and a WHIP of 1.13 this season. He has 32 strikeouts over his 29.1 innings pitched and he's given up 27 hits. He's allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.52 and they have given up 76 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 81 hitters and walked 38 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.56. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 199 base hits and 109 earned runs. They have allowed 34 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 90 batters and struck out 218. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.58.
As a team Arizona is hitting .268, good for 4th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .462 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.6 hits per game. David Peralta is hitting .327 with an on-base percentage of .364. He has 33 hits this season in 101 at bats with 15 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .545 and an OPS+ of 130. Adam Jones is hitting .302 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 29 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 96 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .542. The Diamondbacks have 230 hits, including 57 doubles and 35 home runs. Arizona has walked 70 times so far this season and they have struck out 214 times as a unit. They have left 168 men on base and have a team OPS of .791. They score 5.21 runs per contest and have scored a total of 125 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 12-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.12, Jameson Taillon has a 1-2 record and a 1.12 WHIP. He has 20 strikeouts over the 26 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 23 hits. He's allowing 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.34 and they have given up 59 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 81 batters and walked 25 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.97. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 151 base knocks and 62 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 57 hitters and struck out 191 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.11 while their FIP as a staff is 3.44.
As a team, they are batting .230, good for 24th in the league. The Pirates hold a .365 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Josh Bell comes into this matchup batting .284 with an OBP of .368. He has 21 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 74 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .568 with an OPS+ of 146. Adam Frazier is hitting .264 this season and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 19 hits in 72 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 94 and a slugging percentage of .375. The Pirates as a unit have 160 base hits, including 36 doubles and 16 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 68 times this year and they have struck out on 181 occasions. They have had 147 men left on base and have an OPS of .669. They have scored 3.48 runs per game and totaled 73 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks +106
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