Detroit Tigers at Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Game Picks 6/19/2019
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Matthew Boyd vs. Trevor Williams
Josh Bell and the Pittsburgh Pirates (32-39, 5th in NL Central) play the Detroit Tigers (25-43, 4th in AL Central) at PNC Park on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. The Tigers open this contest at +109 while the Pirates are coming in at -119. The total is set at 8.5.
The Tigers have been very good for oddsmakers, having gone 25-43-0 SU. Pittsburgh covers 45.1% of the time, going 32-39-0 straight up. The Pirates have been strong for baseball bettors as a favorite, going 12-9-0 SU. Detroit has went 18-36-0 straight up as an underdog, so they are covering 33.3% of the time.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Tigers have been a hot and cold Over choice for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 29-35-4.
Detroit covers 43.8% of the time on the road, having gone 14-18-0 straight up.
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pirates are covering 41.9% of the time at PNC Park, going 13-18-0 SU.
The Pirates have been a terrible Under choice for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 43-27-1.
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
6/14/2019 Grayson Greiner C Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
6/14/2019 Tyson Ross SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/10/2019 Jordan Zimmermann SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
6/10/2019 Jordy Mercer SS Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
6/9/2019 Josh Harrison 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 27
4/30/2019 Matt Moore SP Knee Out for the season
3/23/2019 Michael Fulmer SP Elbow Out for the season
10/25/2019 Artie Lewicki RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
6/15/2019 Keone Kela RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/15/2019 Trevor Williams SP Side Expected to be out until at least Jun 19
6/13/2019 Erik Gonzalez SS Collarbone Expected to be out until at least Jul 10
6/13/2019 Chris Stratton RP Side Expected to be out until at least Jun 18
6/13/2019 Lonnie Chisenhall RF Calf Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/13/2019 Jordan Lyles SP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 20
6/9/2019 Francisco Cervelli C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Jun 22
6/8/2019 Rookie Davis RP Finger Expected to be out until at least Jun 18
6/5/2019 Nick Burdi RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/4/2019 Nik Turley SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 18
5/13/2019 Jameson Taillon SP Elbow 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 Tigers have a 25-43 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matthew Boyd has a 5-5 record with an earned run average of 3.35 and a WHIP of 1.08 this season. He has 112 strikeouts over his 88.2 innings pitched and he's given up 79 hits. He's allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.14 and they have given up 264 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the bullpen and they've struck out 217 hitters and walked 118 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.88. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 639 base hits and 332 earned runs. They have allowed 104 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 234 batters and struck out 550. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.88.
As a team Detroit is hitting .229, good for 28th in the league. The Tigers hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .290, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .294 with an on-base percentage of .357. He has 68 hits this season in 231 at bats with 29 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .394 and an OPS+ of 100. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .259 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .314. He has totaled 69 hits and he has driven in 24 men in 266 at bats. His OPS+ is 97 while his slugging percentage is at .440. The Tigers have 532 hits, including 131 doubles and 59 home runs. Detroit has walked 189 times so far this season and they have struck out 676 times as a unit. They have left 463 men on base and have a team OPS of .668. They score 3.46 runs per contest and have scored a total of 239 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 32-39 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.33, Trevor Williams has a 2-1 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 42 strikeouts over the 54 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 51 hits. He's allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.24 and they have given up 279 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 293 batters and walked 134 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.12. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 654 base knocks and 360 earned runs this season. They have given up 99 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 263 hitters and struck out 621 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.65.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 6th in the league. The Pirates hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Josh Bell comes into this matchup batting .321 with an OBP of .388. He has 87 hits this year along with 65 RBI in 271 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .653 with an OPS+ of 170. Melky Cabrera is hitting .330 this season and he has an OBP of .367. He has collected 61 hits in 185 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 119 and a slugging percentage of .459. The Pirates as a unit have 651 base hits, including 139 doubles and 71 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 189 times this year and they have struck out on 583 occasions. They have had 503 men left on base and have an OPS of .732. They have scored 4.44 runs per game and totaled 315 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates -119
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