Pittsburgh Pirates at Los Angeles Angels Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 8/14/2019
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Archer vs. Dillon Peters
David Fletcher and the Los Angeles Angels (58-62, 4th in AL West) host the Pittsburgh Pirates (49-69, 5th in NL Central) at Angel Stadium on Wednesday, August 14, 2019.
The Pirates have been awful for baseball bettors, having gone 49-69-0 SU. Los Angeles is covering 48.3% of the time, going 58-62-0 straight up.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pirates have been an awful Under pick for O/U wagerers, having gone 68-46-4.
Pittsburgh is covering 40.3% of the time as a visitor, having gone 25-37-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles is covering 51.8% of the time at Angel Stadium, going 29-27-0 SU.
The Angels have been a decent Over pick for O/U wagerers, having gone 57-56-7.
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
8/12/2019 Richard Rodriguez RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/9/2019 Rookie Davis RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
8/8/2019 Francisco Cervelli C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/8/2019 Lonnie Chisenhall RF Calf Out for the season
8/8/2019 Nick Burdi RP Collarbone Out for the season
8/3/2019 Keone Kela RP Suspension Suspended until Aug 16
8/1/2019 Jameson Taillon SP Elbow Out for the season
7/25/2019 Gregory Polanco RF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
3/28/2019 Edgar Santana RP Elbow Out for the season
3/1/2019 Chad Kuhl SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
8/12/2019 Justin Anderson RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/12/2019 Griffin Canning SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
8/11/2019 Kevan Smith C Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/9/2019 Noe Ramirez RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
8/9/2019 Keynan Middleton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/5/2019 Felix Pena RP Knee Out for the season
8/5/2019 Luke Bard RP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
8/4/2019 Andrelton Simmons SS Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
7/12/2019 Zack Cozart 3B Shoulder Out for the season
7/3/2019 Stella Tommy La Stella 2B Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 49-69 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Archer has a 3-8 record with an earned run average of 5.23 and a WHIP of 1.41 this season. He has 131 strikeouts over his 113.2 innings pitched and he's given up 107 hits. He's allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.80 and they have given up 447 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 484 hitters and walked 203 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.01. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 1,083 base hits and 582 earned runs. They have allowed 174 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 415 batters and struck out 1,036. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.76.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .265, good for 6th in the league. The Pirates hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Starling Marte is hitting .285 with an on-base percentage of .327. He has 128 hits this season in 449 at bats with 69 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .497 and an OPS+ of 112. Josh Bell is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 122 hits and he has driven in 95 men in 427 at bats. His OPS+ is 146 while his slugging percentage is at .595. The Pirates have 1,094 hits, including 241 doubles and 130 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 315 times so far this season and they have struck out 911 times as a unit. They have left 808 men on base and have a team OPS of .750. They score 4.69 runs per contest and have scored a total of 554 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 58-62 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.45, Dillon Peters has a 2-1 record and a 1.34 WHIP. He has 27 strikeouts over the 31.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 34 hits. He's allowing 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.62 and they have given up 541 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 577 batters and walked 230 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.05. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,043 base knocks and 597 earned runs this season. They have given up 196 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 422 hitters and struck out 1,050 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.98.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 15th in the league. The Angels hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. David Fletcher comes into this matchup batting .277 with an OBP of .336. He has 116 hits this year along with 39 RBI in 419 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .384 with an OPS+ of 92. Mike Trout is hitting .295 this season and he has an OBP of .439. He has collected 117 hits in 397 at bats while driving in 92 runs. He has an OPS+ of 187 and a slugging percentage of .662. The Angels as a unit have 1,034 base hits, including 203 doubles and 172 homers. Los Angeles has walked 433 times this year and they have struck out on 884 occasions. They have had 831 men left on base and have an OPS of .762. They have scored 4.98 runs per game and totaled 598 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Angels
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