Los Angeles Dodgers at Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Picks Against the Spread 5/26/2019
Sunday, May 26, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Kenta Maeda vs. Chris Archer
PNC Park is the venue where Melky Cabrera and the Pittsburgh Pirates (25-23, 3rd in NL Central) will play the Los Angeles Dodgers (33-18, 1st in NL West) on Sunday. The Dodgers open this game at -155 while the Pirates are coming in at +145. The over/under has been set at 8.5.
The Dodgers have been lousy for Vegas, having gone 33-18-0 SU. Pittsburgh is covering 52.1% of the time, going 25-23-0 straight up. The Dodgers have been an excellent play for wagerers as favorites, going 33-16-0 SU. Pittsburgh is covering 50.0% of the time as the underdog, having gone 14-14-0 straight up.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Dodgers have been a dicey Under bet for over/under wagerers, having gone 26-23-2.
The Dodgers are covering 53.8% of the time as a visitor, having gone 14-12-0 straight up.
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pirates are covering 45.5% of the time at PNC Park, going 10-12-0 SU.
The Pirates have been a very good Over bet for over/under wagerers, having gone 27-21-0.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
05/18/19 P Kenta Maeda Thigh 10-day IL (05/16)
05/14/19 P Julio Urias Personal 10-day IL (05/14)
04/30/19 CF A.J. Pollock Elbow 10-day IL (04/30)
03/25/19 P Tony Cingrani Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
05/16/19 P Trevor Williams Side 10-day IL (05/17)
05/14/19 3B Jung Ho Kang Side 10-day IL (05/13)
05/08/19 P Keone Kela Elbow 10-day IL (05/06)
05/04/19 P Jameson Taillon Elbow 60-day IL (05/04)
04/23/19 P Nick Burdi Elbow 60-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)
04/04/19 LF Corey Dickerson Shoulder 10-day IL (04/04)
03/30/19 P Edgar Santana Elbow 60-day IL (03/30); is out for season
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 Dodgers have a 33-18 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kenta Maeda has a 5-2 record with an earned run average of 3.51 and a WHIP of 1.19 this season. He has 52 strikeouts over his 51.1 innings pitched and he's given up 41 hits. He's allowed 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.59 and they have given up 141 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 153 hitters and walked 48 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.44. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 375 base hits and 173 earned runs. They have allowed 60 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 115 batters and struck out 447. They have walked 2.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.08 and their FIP as a unit is 3.74.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .254, good for 11th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .451 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Justin Turner is hitting .283 with an on-base percentage of .378. He has 47 hits this season in 166 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .428 and an OPS+ of 117. Cody Bellinger is hitting .389 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .471. He has totaled 68 hits and he has driven in 46 men in 175 at bats. His OPS+ is 226 while his slugging percentage is at .766. The Dodgers have 430 hits, including 76 doubles and 79 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 210 times so far this season and they have struck out 403 times as a unit. They have left 369 men on base and have a team OPS of .793. They score 5.24 runs per contest and have scored a total of 267 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 25-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.55, Chris Archer has a 1-4 record and a 1.43 WHIP. He has 37 strikeouts over the 35.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 33 hits. He's allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.62 and they have given up 176 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 207 batters and walked 83 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.5. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 406 base knocks and 215 earned runs this season. They have given up 53 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 165 hitters and struck out 431 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 3.96.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 21st in the league. The Pirates hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Melky Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .370. He has 46 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 138 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .464 with an OPS+ of 125. Josh Bell is hitting .337 this season and he has an OBP of .405. He has collected 61 hits in 181 at bats while driving in 47 runs. He has an OPS+ of 195 and a slugging percentage of .713. The Pirates as a unit have 404 base hits, including 83 doubles and 47 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 131 times this year and they have struck out on 400 occasions. They have had 336 men left on base and have an OPS of .695. They have scored 3.92 runs per game and totaled 188 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Pirates +145
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