Pittsburgh Pirates at Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Point Spread Picks 5/13/2019
Monday, May 13, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Nick Kingham vs. Robbie Ray
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Chase Field on Monday, May 13, 2019 to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Nick Kingham for the Pirates and Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks.
The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at +150 and Arizona at -160. The Pirates have a 18-18-0 over/under record and a 18-18-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 25-15-0 against the run line and have a 21-17-2 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 18-18-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 18-18-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 21-17-2 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 25-15-0 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 19-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Nick Kingham has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 5.94 and a WHIP of 1.50 this season. He has 18 strikeouts over his 16.2 innings pitched and he's given up 16 hits. He's allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.75 and they have given up 117 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 147 hitters and walked 58 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.1 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 4.07. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 291 base hits and 147 earned runs. They have allowed 35 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 122 batters and struck out 322. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 3.77.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .234, good for 23rd in the league. The Pirates hold a .370 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .296, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Melky Cabrera is hitting .324 with an on-base percentage of .360. He has 35 hits this season in 108 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .463 and an OPS+ of 123. Josh Bell is hitting .299 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 40 hits and he has driven in 29 men in 134 at bats. His OPS+ is 163 while his slugging percentage is at .619. The Pirates have 287 hits, including 59 doubles and 31 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 100 times so far this season and they have struck out 312 times as a unit. They have left 250 men on base and have a team OPS of .666. They score 3.56 runs per contest and have scored a total of 128 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 22-18 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.30, Robbie Ray has a 2-1 record and a 1.28 WHIP. He has 55 strikeouts over the 43.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 33 hits. He's allowing 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.72 and they have given up 136 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 135 batters and walked 61 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 4.29. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 341 base knocks and 175 earned runs this season. They have given up 53 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 137 hitters and struck out 360 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.31.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 6th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .453 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Adam Jones comes into this matchup batting .260 with an OBP of .329. He has 38 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 146 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .473 with an OPS+ of 108. David Peralta is hitting .323 this season and he has an OBP of .360. He has collected 53 hits in 164 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 135 and a slugging percentage of .549. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 367 base hits, including 93 doubles and 57 homers. Arizona has walked 126 times this year and they have struck out on 360 occasions. They have had 282 men left on base and have an OPS of .775. They have scored 5.05 runs per game and totaled 202 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates +150
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