Miami Marlins at Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Betting Tips 9/3/2019
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Sandy Alcantara vs. Mitch Keller
PNC Park is the venue where Josh Bell and the Pittsburgh Pirates (60-77, 5th in NL Central) will play the Miami Marlins (48-88, 5th in NL East) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Marlins priced at +160 and the Pirates are at -170. The over/under opens at 9.
The Marlins have been an inconsistent pick for wagerers, having gone 48-88-0 SU. The Pirates are covering 43.8% of the time, going 60-77-0 straight up.
Valuable Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Marlins have been a good Over option for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 64-64-8.
Miami covers 30.8% of the time on the road, having gone 20-45-0 straight up.
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pirates are covering 44.6% of the time at PNC Park, going 29-36-0 SU.
The Pirates have been a very good Over option for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 78-55-4.
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
9/1/2019 Cesar Puello CF Hip Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
9/1/2019 JT Riddle CF Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/28/2019 Jordan Yamamoto SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
8/27/2019 Austin Brice RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 6
8/26/2019 Chad Wallach C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/25/2019 Brian Anderson 3B Finger Out for the season
8/8/2019 Drew Steckenrider RP Elbow Out for the season
8/1/2019 Julian Fernandez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
8/29/2019 Nick Burdi RP Biceps Out for the season
8/29/2019 Chris Stratton RP Side Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/29/2019 Yefry Ramirez RP Calf Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/28/2019 Gregory Polanco RF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
8/27/2019 Chris Archer SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/14/2019 Jameson Taillon SP Elbow Out for the season
8/8/2019 Lonnie Chisenhall RF Calf Out for the season
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 Marlins have a 48-88 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Sandy Alcantara has a 4-12 record with an earned run average of 4.22 and a WHIP of 1.38 this season. He has 116 strikeouts over his 155.2 innings pitched and he's given up 142 hits. He's allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.04 and they have given up 450 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 476 hitters and walked 220 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.77. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 1,108 base hits and 641 earned runs. They have allowed 206 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 514 batters and struck out 1,166. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.96.
As a team Miami is hitting .239, good for 28th in the league. The Marlins hold a .368 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .296, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Garrett Cooper is hitting .270 with an on-base percentage of .338. He has 92 hits this season in 341 at bats with 43 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .419 and an OPS+ of 100. Starlin Castro is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .290. He has totaled 143 hits and he has driven in 72 men in 536 at bats. His OPS+ is 83 while his slugging percentage is at .407. The Marlins have 1,097 hits, including 214 doubles and 118 home runs. Miami has walked 322 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,245 times as a unit. They have left 860 men on base and have a team OPS of .663. They score 3.69 runs per contest and have scored a total of 502 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 60-77 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 8.62, Mitch Keller has a 1-3 record and a 1.98 WHIP. He has 41 strikeouts over the 31.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 50 hits. He's allowing 14.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.92. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.84 and they have given up 516 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 575 batters and walked 239 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.06. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,268 base knocks and 683 earned runs this season. They have given up 202 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 476 hitters and struck out 1,219 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.72.Related: Jay Kornegay - Westgate Superbook Football Super Contest - Over 28 Million in Winnings Paid
As a team, they are batting .268, good for 5th in the league. The Pirates hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Josh Bell comes into this matchup batting .280 with an OBP of .366. He has 139 hits this year along with 110 RBI in 496 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .579 with an OPS+ of 142. Starling Marte is hitting .295 this season and he has an OBP of .342. He has collected 155 hits in 525 at bats while driving in 79 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .505. The Pirates as a unit have 1,283 base hits, including 273 doubles and 151 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 365 times this year and they have struck out on 1,031 occasions. They have had 940 men left on base and have an OPS of .755. They have scored 4.77 runs per game and totaled 654 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates (-170)
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