Pittsburgh Pirates at Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Picks & Predictions 4/27/2019
Saturday, April 27, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Joe Musgrove vs. Clayton Kershaw
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Dodger Stadium on Saturday, April 27, 2019 to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Joe Musgrove for the Pirates and Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers.
The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at +177 and Los Angeles at -188. The Pirates have a 9-14-0 over/under record and a 11-12-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 16-10-0 against the run line and have a 10-16-0 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 9-14-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 11-12-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 10-16-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 16-10-0 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 12-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Joe Musgrove has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 1.59 and a WHIP of 0.85 this season. He has 26 strikeouts over his 28.1 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He's allowed 5.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.60 and they have given up 69 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen and they've struck out 90 hitters and walked 27 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 3.36. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 175 base hits and 77 earned runs. They have allowed 22 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 59 batters and struck out 208. 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 3.47.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .228, good for 24th in the league. The Pirates hold a .363 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Josh Bell is hitting .284 with an on-base percentage of .368. He has 23 hits this season in 81 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .593 and an OPS+ of 153. Adam Frazier is hitting .263 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .341. He has totaled 20 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 76 at bats. His OPS+ is 92 while his slugging percentage is at .368. The Pirates have 174 hits, including 39 doubles and 18 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 71 times so far this season and they have struck out 195 times as a unit. They have left 161 men on base and have a team OPS of .662. They score 3.26 runs per contest and have scored a total of 75 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 16-11 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.77, Clayton Kershaw has a 0-0 record and a 0.85 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 13 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 7 hits. He's allowing 4.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.93 and they have given up 90 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 98 batters and walked 30 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.24. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 207 base knocks and 113 earned runs this season. They have given up 38 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 76 hitters and struck out 233 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 4.35.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 11th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .469 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .349, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Cody Bellinger comes into this matchup batting .426 with an OBP of .500. He has 40 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 94 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .894 with an OPS+ of 262. Justin Turner is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 22 hits in 88 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 78 and a slugging percentage of .284. The Dodgers as a unit have 228 base hits, including 41 doubles and 46 homers. Los Angeles has walked 122 times this year and they have struck out on 220 occasions. They have had 193 men left on base and have an OPS of .818. They have scored 5.41 runs per game and totaled 146 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates +177
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