Pittsburgh Pirates at San Diego Padres MLB Parlay 5/18/2019
Saturday, May 18, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Steven Brault vs. Nick Margevicius
Josh Bell and the Pittsburgh Pirates (21-20, 4th in NL Central) travel to Petco Park on Saturday where they'll take on the San Diego Padres (23-21, 3rd in NL West). The moneyline on this matchup has the Pirates coming in at +105 and the Padres are at -115. The O/U is set at 9.5.
The Pirates have been a solid play for MLB bettors, having gone 21-20-0 SU. San Diego covers 52.3% of the time, going 23-21-0 straight up. The Pirates have been a solid play for MLB bettors as the favorite, going 10-9-0 SU. The Padres cover 48.0% of the time as an underdog, having gone 12-13-0 straight up.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pirates have been a dicey Under choice for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 21-20-0.
The Pirates cover 52.2% of the time on the road, having gone 12-11-0 straight up.
Important San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The Padres cover 50.0% of the time at Petco Park, going 11-11-0 SU.
The Padres have been a solid Under choice for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 19-23-2.
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
05/16/19 P Trevor Williams Side left last game, is questionable for next start
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)
04/23/19 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 21-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Steven Brault has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 8.82 and a WHIP of 1.84 this season. He has 18 strikeouts over his 16.1 innings pitched and he's given up 21 hits. He's allowed 11.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.78 and they have given up 136 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 171 hitters and walked 64 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.37. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 336 base hits and 178 earned runs. They have allowed 45 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 138 batters and struck out 365. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 3.98.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .240, good for 21st in the league. The Pirates hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Josh Bell is hitting .325 with an on-base percentage of .394. He has 50 hits this season in 154 at bats with 39 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .675 and an OPS+ of 186. Melky Cabrera is hitting .339 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .380. He has totaled 41 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 121 at bats. His OPS+ is 133 while his slugging percentage is at .471. The Pirates have 339 hits, including 68 doubles and 36 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 113 times so far this season and they have struck out 353 times as a unit. They have left 292 men on base and have a team OPS of .678. They score 3.68 runs per contest and have scored a total of 151 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 23-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.14, Nick Margevicius has a 2-4 record and a 1.28 WHIP. He has 31 strikeouts over the 41.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 39 hits. He's allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.18 and they have given up 138 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 183 batters and walked 52 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 356 base knocks and 168 earned runs this season. They have given up 53 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 117 hitters and struck out 393 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.90.
As a team, they are batting .229, good for 24th in the league. The Padres hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .286, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.5 hits per contest. Eric Hosmer comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .333. He has 47 hits this year along with 24 RBI in 166 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .446 with an OPS+ of 113. Manny Machado is hitting .267 this season and he has an OBP of .343. He has collected 43 hits in 161 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 122 and a slugging percentage of .472. The Padres as a unit have 329 base hits, including 62 doubles and 64 homers. San Diego has walked 107 times this year and they have struck out on 425 occasions. They have had 239 men left on base and have an OPS of .697. They have scored 3.84 runs per game and totaled 169 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Pirates +105
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