Pittsburgh Pirates at Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball Betting Tips 5/15/2019
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Archer vs. Zack Greinke
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Chase Field on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Chris Archer for the Pirates and Zack Greinke for the Diamondbacks.
The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at +155 and Arizona at -165. The Pirates have a 20-18-0 over/under record and a 19-19-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 26-16-0 against the run line and have a 22-18-2 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 20-18-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 19-19-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 22-18-2 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 26-16-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
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)
04/28/19 P Chris Archer Thumb 10-day IL (04/27)
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)
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
04/05/19 3B Jake Lamb Quad 10-day IL (04/04)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 20-18 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Archer has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 4.33 and a WHIP of 1.30 this season. He has 29 strikeouts over his 27 innings pitched and he's given up 23 hits. He's allowed 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.56 and they have given up 123 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 156 hitters and walked 62 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.3 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 4.26. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 316 base hits and 162 earned runs. They have allowed 39 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 129 batters and struck out 335. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 3.89.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .240, good for 20th in the league. The Pirates hold a .376 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Melky Cabrera is hitting .327 with an on-base percentage of .367. He has 37 hits this season in 113 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .469 and an OPS+ of 126. Josh Bell is hitting .324 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .395. He has totaled 46 hits and he has driven in 35 men in 142 at bats. His OPS+ is 179 while his slugging percentage is at .655. The Pirates have 314 hits, including 64 doubles and 32 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 108 times so far this season and they have struck out 332 times as a unit. They have left 271 men on base and have a team OPS of .680. They score 3.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 141 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 23-19 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.16, Zack Greinke has a 5-1 record and a 0.93 WHIP. He has 57 strikeouts over the 57 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 45 hits. He's allowing 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.67 and they have given up 151 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 148 batters and walked 62 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.25. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 366 base knocks and 182 earned runs this season. They have given up 53 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 140 hitters and struck out 381 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.18.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 4th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .460 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Adam Jones comes into this matchup batting .271 with an OBP of .335. He has 42 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 155 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .497 with an OPS+ of 115. David Peralta is hitting .326 this season and he has an OBP of .368. He has collected 56 hits in 172 at bats while driving in 28 runs. He has an OPS+ of 136 and a slugging percentage of .547. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 394 base hits, including 99 doubles and 60 homers. Arizona has walked 131 times this year and they have struck out on 378 occasions. They have had 301 men left on base and have an OPS of .786. They have scored 5.1 runs per game and totaled 214 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks -165
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