Pittsburgh Pirates at Miami Marlins Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 6/15/2019
Saturday, June 15, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Yefry Ramirez vs. Pablo Lopez
Marlins Park is the site where Miguel Rojas and the Miami Marlins (24-42, 5th in NL East) will take on the Pittsburgh Pirates (30-38, 5th in NL Central) on Saturday. The Marlins open this game at -128 while the Pirates are coming in at +118. The O/U is set at 8.5.
The Pirates have been an awful bet for MLB wagerers, having gone 30-38-0 SU. The Marlins are covering 36.4% of the time, going 24-42-0 straight up. The Pirates are covering 39.6% of the time as the underdog, having gone 19-29-0 straight up.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pirates have been a great Over option for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 41-26-1.
The Pirates are covering 46.0% of the time as the away team, having gone 17-20-0 straight up.
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Marlins are covering 34.3% of the time at Marlins Park, going 12-23-0 SU.
The Marlins have been a hot and cold Over option for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 30-33-3.
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
6/13/2019 Lonnie Chisenhall RF Calf Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/13/2019 Jordan Lyles SP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 20
6/13/2019 Chris Stratton RP Side Expected to be out until at least Jun 18
6/13/2019 Erik Gonzalez SS Collarbone Expected to be out until at least Jul 10
6/12/2019 Keone Kela RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
6/9/2019 Francisco Cervelli C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Jun 22
6/8/2019 Rookie Davis RP Finger Expected to be out until at least Jun 18
6/8/2019 Trevor Williams SP Side Expected to be out until at least Jun 18
6/5/2019 Nick Burdi RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/4/2019 Nik Turley SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 18
5/13/2019 Jameson Taillon SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 4
3/28/2019 Edgar Santana RP Elbow Out for the season
3/1/2019 Chad Kuhl SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
6/13/2019 Martin Prado 1B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 23
6/12/2019 Chad Wallach C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Jun 20
6/12/2019 Riley Ferrell RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 29
6/12/2019 Drew Steckenrider RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/12/2019 Neil Walker 1B Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
6/12/2019 Jose Urena SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 19
6/12/2019 Jon Berti 3B Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
6/11/2019 Peter O'Brien RF Ribs Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
6/11/2019 Caleb Smith SP Hip Expected to be out until at least Jun 23
6/7/2019 Julian Fernandez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 30
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 30-38 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Yefry Ramirez has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 6.97 and a WHIP of 1.94 this season. He has 11 strikeouts over his 10.1 innings pitched and he's given up 11 hits. He's allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.42 and they have given up 272 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen and they've struck out 283 hitters and walked 130 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.23. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 626 base hits and 353 earned runs. They have allowed 98 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 256 batters and struck out 594. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.71.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .257, good for 10th in the league. The Pirates hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Josh Bell is hitting .320 with an on-base percentage of .389. He has 83 hits this season in 259 at bats with 61 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .653 and an OPS+ of 172. Melky Cabrera is hitting .328 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .366. He has totaled 59 hits and he has driven in 22 men in 180 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .450. The Pirates have 614 hits, including 126 doubles and 69 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 184 times so far this season and they have struck out 567 times as a unit. They have left 485 men on base and have a team OPS of .723. They score 4.35 runs per contest and have scored a total of 296 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 24-42 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.26, Pablo Lopez has a 4-5 record and a 1.12 WHIP. He has 69 strikeouts over the 69.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 61 hits. He's allowing 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.09 and they have given up 208 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 235 batters and walked 116 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.29. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 531 base knocks and 281 earned runs this season. They have given up 80 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 248 hitters and struck out 569 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.41.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 24th in the league. The Marlins hold a .349 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .295, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Miguel Rojas comes into this matchup batting .272 with an OBP of .335. He has 59 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 217 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .327 with an OPS+ of 86. Brian Anderson is hitting .246 this season and he has an OBP of .327. He has collected 61 hits in 248 at bats while driving in 28 runs. He has an OPS+ of 97 and a slugging percentage of .379. The Marlins as a unit have 525 base hits, including 99 doubles and 50 homers. Miami has walked 167 times this year and they have struck out on 582 occasions. They have had 435 men left on base and have an OPS of .645. They have scored 3.52 runs per game and totaled 232 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Marlins -128
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