Pittsburgh Pirates at Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Picks & Predictions 4/26/2019
Friday, April 26, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Archer vs. Hyun-Jin Ryu
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Dodger Stadium on Friday, April 26, 2019 to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Chris Archer for the Pirates and Hyun-Jin Ryu for the Dodgers.
The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at +162 and Los Angeles at -172. The Pirates have a 9-13-0 over/under record and a 11-11-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 15-10-0 against the run line and have a 9-16-0 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 9-13-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 11-11-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 9-16-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 15-10-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
04/23/19 P Nick Burdi Elbow 10-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)
04/20/19 CF Starling Marte Ribs 10-day IL (04/20)
04/12/19 SS Kevin Newman Finger 10-day IL (04/09)
04/04/19 LF Corey Dickerson Shoulder 10-day IL (04/04)
03/30/19 P Dovydas Neverauskas Oblique 10-day IL (03/25)
03/30/19 P Edgar Santana Elbow 60-day IL (03/30); is out for season
03/28/19 1B Jose Osuna Neck 10-day IL (03/25)
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 Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
04/11/19 C Russell Martin Back 10-day IL (04/10)
03/25/19 P Rich Hill Knee 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Tony Cingrani Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 12-10 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Archer has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 2.74 and a WHIP of 1.13 this season. He has 26 strikeouts over his 23 innings pitched and he's given up 17 hits. He's allowed 6.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.87 and they have given up 66 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 86 hitters and walked 26 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.29. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 166 base hits and 72 earned runs. They have allowed 22 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 58 batters and struck out 199. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.14 and their FIP as a unit is 3.55.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .231, good for 23rd in the league. The Pirates hold a .372 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Adam Frazier is hitting .263 with an on-base percentage of .341. He has 20 hits this season in 76 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .368 and an OPS+ of 91. Josh Bell is hitting .299 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .385. He has totaled 23 hits and he has driven in 17 men in 77 at bats. His OPS+ is 164 while his slugging percentage is at .623. The Pirates have 169 hits, including 39 doubles and 18 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 70 times so far this season and they have struck out 186 times as a unit. They have left 155 men on base and have a team OPS of .676. They score 3.41 runs per contest and have scored a total of 75 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 15-11 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.10, Hyun-Jin Ryu has a 2-1 record and a 0.98 WHIP. He has 23 strikeouts over the 20.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 18 hits. He's allowing 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.06 and they have given up 88 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 92 batters and walked 28 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.36. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 200 base knocks and 112 earned runs this season. They have given up 37 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 73 hitters and struck out 221 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 4.40.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 8th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .477 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .353, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Justin Turner comes into this matchup batting .259 with an OBP of .369. He has 22 hits this year along with 9 RBI in 85 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .294 with an OPS+ of 81. Cody Bellinger is hitting .424 this season and he has an OBP of .500. He has collected 39 hits in 92 at bats while driving in 30 runs. He has an OPS+ of 260 and a slugging percentage of .891. The Dodgers as a unit have 224 base hits, including 40 doubles and 46 homers. Los Angeles has walked 119 times this year and they have struck out on 210 occasions. They have had 187 men left on base and have an OPS of .831. They have scored 5.54 runs per game and totaled 144 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates +162
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