Pittsburgh Pirates at San Diego Padres MLB Betting Tips 5/16/2019
Thursday, May 16, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Williams vs. Eric Lauer
Eric Hosmer and the San Diego Padres (22-20, 3rd in NL West) play the Pittsburgh Pirates (21-18, 4th in NL Central) at Petco Park on Thursday, May 16, 2019. The line on this contest has the Pirates priced at +127 and the Padres are at -137. The O/U is set at 7.5.
The Pirates have been pretty good for wagerers, having gone 20-19-0 vs. the ML. San Diego is covering 52.4% of the time, going 22-20-0. The Padres have been terrible for baseball bettors as a favorite, going 6-12-0. The Pirates cover the ML 65.0% of the time as an underdog, having gone 13-7-0.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pirates have been a less than ideal Under pick for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 20-19-0.
Pittsburgh is covering 61.9% of the time as the road team, having gone 13-8-0.
Important San Diego Padres Betting Trends
San Diego is covering 47.6% of the time at Petco Park, going 10-11-0.
The Padres have been a good Under pick for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 19-21-2.
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
05/14/19 C Francisco Cervelli Rest is not in the starting lineup Tuesday vs Arizona Diamondbacks
05/14/19 3B Jung Ho Kang Side 10-day IL (05/13)
05/08/19 P Keone Kela Elbow 10-day IL (05/06)
05/04/19 P Jameson Taillon Elbow 60-day IL (05/04)
04/28/19 P Chris Archer Thumb 10-day IL (04/27)
04/23/19 P Nick Burdi Elbow 60-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)
04/04/19 LF Corey Dickerson Shoulder 10-day IL (04/04)
03/30/19 P Edgar Santana Elbow 60-day IL (03/30); is out for season
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 San Diego Padres Injuries
05/11/19 C Francisco Mejia Knee 10-day IL (05/11)
05/06/19 P Trey Wingenter Shoulder 10-day IL (05/05)
05/04/19 P Brett Kennedy Shoulder 60-day IL (05/04)
04/30/19 SS Fernando Tatis Jr. Hamstring 10-day IL (04/29)
04/24/19 LF Jose Pirela Oblique 10-day IL (04/21)
04/09/19 P Aaron Loup Elbow 10-day IL (04/08)
04/09/19 CF Franchy Cordero Elbow 10-day IL (04/08)
04/03/19 P Jacob Nix Elbow 60-day IL (04/02)
03/25/19 P Dinelson Lamet Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Garrett Richards Elbow is out for season
03/25/19 P Jose Castillo Hip 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Miguel Diaz Knee 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 CF Travis Jankowski Wrist 60-day IL (03/27)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 21-18 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Williams has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.40 and a WHIP of 1.15 this season. He has 37 strikeouts over his 50.1 innings pitched and he's given up 49 hits. He's allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.62 and they have given up 126 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 160 hitters and walked 62 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.2 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 4.21. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 320 base hits and 164 earned runs. They have allowed 40 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 131 batters and struck out 344. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 3.88.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .242, good for 20th in the league. The Pirates hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Josh Bell is hitting .329 with an on-base percentage of .401. He has 48 hits this season in 146 at bats with 39 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .692 and an OPS+ of 191. Melky Cabrera is hitting .342 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .379. He has totaled 40 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 117 at bats. His OPS+ is 133 while his slugging percentage is at .479. The Pirates have 325 hits, including 66 doubles and 35 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 111 times so far this season and they have struck out 340 times as a unit. They have left 279 men on base and have a team OPS of .687. They score 3.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 147 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 22-20 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.75, Eric Lauer has a 2-4 record and a 1.45 WHIP. He has 35 strikeouts over the 40.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 45 hits. He's allowing 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 136 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 179 batters and walked 51 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.95. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 340 base knocks and 164 earned runs this season. They have given up 52 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 114 hitters and struck out 381 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.92.
As a team, they are batting .232, good for 24th in the league. The Padres hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .289, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Eric Hosmer comes into this matchup batting .270 with an OBP of .320. He has 43 hits this year along with 24 RBI in 159 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .440 with an OPS+ of 107. Manny Machado is hitting .265 this season and he has an OBP of .335. He has collected 41 hits in 155 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 119 and a slugging percentage of .471. The Padres as a unit have 320 base hits, including 61 doubles and 62 homers. San Diego has walked 103 times this year and they have struck out on 400 occasions. They have had 229 men left on base and have an OPS of .705. They have scored 3.93 runs per game and totaled 165 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates +127
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