Atlanta Braves at Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Tips 6/6/2019
Thursday, June 6, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Foltynewicz vs. Chris Archer
PNC Park is the site where Josh Bell and the Pittsburgh Pirates (28-31, 4th in NL Central) will take on the Atlanta Braves (33-27, 2nd in NL East) on Thursday. The Pirates open this contest at +112 while the Braves are priced at -122. The over/under has been set at 9.5.
The Braves have been dicey for Las Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 33-27-0 SU. The Pirates are covering 47.5% of the time, going 28-31-0 straight up. The Braves have been great for MLB bettors as the favorite, going 24-16-0 SU. The Pirates are covering 43.6% of the time as an underdog, having gone 17-22-0 straight up.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Braves have been a decent Over choice for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 31-26-3.
The Braves are covering 58.6% of the time as the away team, having gone 17-12-0 straight up.
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is covering 37.9% of the time at PNC Park, going 11-18-0 SU.
The Pirates have been a bad Under choice for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 35-23-1.
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
6/1/2019 Darren O'Day RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jun 14
5/28/2019 Jacob Lindgren RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 5
5/28/2019 Ender Inciarte CF Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 15
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
6/4/2019 Corey Dickerson LF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 5
6/4/2019 Nik Turley SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 18
6/4/2019 Chris Stratton RP Side Expected to be out until at least Jun 11
6/4/2019 Jung Ho Kang 3B Side Expected to be out until at least Jun 5
6/2/2019 Francisco Cervelli C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Jun 10
6/1/2019 Keone Kela RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 18
5/29/2019 Trevor Williams SP Side Expected to be out until at least Jun 14
5/26/2019 Lonnie Chisenhall RF Calf Expected to be out until at least Jun 10
5/13/2019 Jameson Taillon SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 4
5/11/2019 Nick Burdi RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 30
4/25/2019 Erik Gonzalez SS Collarbone Expected to be out until at least Jul 4
3/28/2019 Edgar Santana RP Elbow Out for the season
3/1/2019 Chad Kuhl SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 33-27 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz has a 1-4 record with an earned run average of 6.10 and a WHIP of 1.28 this season. He has 32 strikeouts over his 38.1 innings pitched and he's given up 41 hits. He's allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.31 and they have given up 207 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 236 hitters and walked 114 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.28. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 501 base hits and 256 earned runs. They have allowed 78 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 235 batters and struck out 525. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.58.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .259, good for 7th in the league. The Braves hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Freddie Freeman is hitting .310 with an on-base percentage of .394. He has 72 hits this season in 232 at bats with 37 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .578 and an OPS+ of 149. Ozzie Albies is hitting .261 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .318. He has totaled 63 hits and he has driven in 25 men in 241 at bats. His OPS+ is 87 while his slugging percentage is at .407. The Braves have 533 hits, including 95 doubles and 83 home runs. Atlanta has walked 216 times so far this season and they have struck out 509 times as a unit. They have left 421 men on base and have a team OPS of .771. They score 5.05 runs per contest and have scored a total of 303 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 28-31 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.66, Chris Archer has a 2-5 record and a 1.47 WHIP. He has 47 strikeouts over the 47.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 44 hits. He's allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.25 and they have given up 230 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 250 batters and walked 109 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.02. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 531 base knocks and 296 earned runs this season. They have given up 78 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 214 hitters and struck out 523 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.44.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 12th in the league. The Pirates hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Josh Bell comes into this matchup batting .332 with an OBP of .395. He has 75 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 226 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .681 with an OPS+ of 180. Melky Cabrera is hitting .335 this season and he has an OBP of .376. He has collected 56 hits in 167 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .467. The Pirates as a unit have 529 base hits, including 106 doubles and 58 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 161 times this year and they have struck out on 490 occasions. They have had 429 men left on base and have an OPS of .716. They have scored 4.24 runs per game and totaled 250 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Pirates +112
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