Pittsburgh Pirates at Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 5/14/2019
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Joe Musgrove vs. Luke Weaver
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Chase Field on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Joe Musgrove for the Pirates and Luke Weaver for the Diamondbacks.
The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at +128 and Arizona at -138. The Pirates have a 19-18-0 over/under record and a 19-18-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 25-16-0 against the run line and have a 21-18-2 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 19-18-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 19-18-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 21-18-2 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 25-16-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
05/08/19 P Keone Kela Elbow 10-day IL (05/06)
05/04/19 P Jameson Taillon Elbow 10-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 20-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Joe Musgrove has a 1-4 record with an earned run average of 4.20 and a WHIP of 1.23 this season. He has 35 strikeouts over his 40.2 innings pitched and he's given up 36 hits. He's allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.56 and they have given up 120 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the bullpen and they've struck out 151 hitters and walked 59 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.12. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 303 base hits and 153 earned runs. They have allowed 37 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 125 batters and struck out 328. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 3.85.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .238, good for 20th in the league. The Pirates hold a .376 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Josh Bell is hitting .319 with an on-base percentage of .389. He has 44 hits this season in 138 at bats with 34 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .659 and an OPS+ of 179. Melky Cabrera is hitting .324 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .365. He has totaled 35 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 108 at bats. His OPS+ is 125 while his slugging percentage is at .463. The Pirates have 301 hits, including 63 doubles and 32 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 106 times so far this season and they have struck out 318 times as a unit. They have left 259 men on base and have a team OPS of .678. They score 3.73 runs per contest and have scored a total of 138 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 22-19 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.98, Luke Weaver has a 3-1 record and a 1.06 WHIP. He has 50 strikeouts over the 45.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 38 hits. He's allowing 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.74 and they have given up 144 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 140 batters and walked 62 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.31. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 353 base knocks and 180 earned runs this season. They have given up 53 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 138 hitters and struck out 367 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.27.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 5th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. David Peralta comes into this matchup batting .321 with an OBP of .361. He has 54 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 168 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .542 with an OPS+ of 133. Adam Jones is hitting .272 this season and he has an OBP of .337. He has collected 41 hits in 151 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 117 and a slugging percentage of .503. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 381 base hits, including 95 doubles and 58 homers. Arizona has walked 127 times this year and they have struck out on 371 occasions. They have had 293 men left on base and have an OPS of .777. They have scored 5 runs per game and totaled 205 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks -138
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