Pittsburgh Pirates at Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Picks & Predictions 4/28/2019
Sunday, April 28, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Williams vs. Rich Hill
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Dodger Stadium on Sunday, April 28, 2019 to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Trevor Williams for the Pirates and Rich Hill for the Dodgers.
The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at +171 and Los Angeles at -181. The Pirates have a 10-14-0 over/under record and a 11-13-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 17-10-0 against the run line and have a 10-17-0 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 10-14-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 11-13-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 10-17-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 17-10-0 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 12-12 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Williams has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 2.59 and a WHIP of 0.96 this season. He has 21 strikeouts over his 31.1 innings pitched and he's given up 24 hits. He's allowed 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.36 and they have given up 72 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 97 hitters and walked 29 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.49. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 184 base hits and 83 earned runs. They have allowed 24 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 64 batters and struck out 218. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.16 and their FIP as a unit is 3.55.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .229, good for 24th in the league. The Pirates hold a .363 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Adam Frazier is hitting .263 with an on-base percentage of .337. He has 21 hits this season in 80 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .363 and an OPS+ of 89. Josh Bell is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 24 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 85 at bats. His OPS+ is 155 while his slugging percentage is at .612. The Pirates have 183 hits, including 40 doubles and 19 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 71 times so far this season and they have struck out 206 times as a unit. They have left 167 men on base and have a team OPS of .661. They score 3.21 runs per contest and have scored a total of 77 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 17-11 overall mark this year. Rich Hill is expected to make his season debut for the Dodgers after beginning the season on the injured list. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.83 and they have given up 91 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 99 batters and walked 30 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.8 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 4.16. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 216 base knocks and 115 earned runs this season. They have given up 39 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 76 hitters and struck out 244 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.17 while their FIP as a staff is 4.27.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 13th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .471 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .350, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Justin Turner comes into this matchup batting .272 with an OBP of .378. He has 25 hits this year along with 9 RBI in 92 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .304 with an OPS+ of 87. Cody Bellinger is hitting .433 this season and he has an OBP of .509. He has collected 42 hits in 97 at bats while driving in 33 runs. He has an OPS+ of 270 and a slugging percentage of .918. The Dodgers as a unit have 237 base hits, including 42 doubles and 48 homers. Los Angeles has walked 127 times this year and they have struck out on 230 occasions. They have had 200 men left on base and have an OPS of .821. They have scored 5.43 runs per game and totaled 152 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates +171
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