Pittsburgh Pirates at San Francisco Giants Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 9/10/2019
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Mitch Keller vs. Johnny Cueto
Oracle Park is the site where Brandon Belt and the San Francisco Giants (69-74, 3rd in NL West) will play the Pittsburgh Pirates (62-81, 5th in NL Central) on Tuesday. The Giants open this game at -150 while the Pirates are coming in at +140. The over/under is set at 8.5.
The Pirates have been a dicey bet for MLB bettors, having gone 62-81-0 SU. San Francisco covers 48.2% of the time, going 69-74-0 straight up.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pirates have been a rough Under option for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 82-56-5.
Pittsburgh covers 43.7% of the time as the away team, having gone 31-40-0 straight up.
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco covers 44.1% of the time at Oracle Park, going 30-38-0 SU.
The Giants have been a solid Over option for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 69-67-7.
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
9/9/2019 Keone Kela RP Paternity List Expected to be out until at least Sep 9
9/9/2019 Chris Stratton RP Side Expected to be out until at least Sep 9
9/8/2019 Starling Marte CF Sprain Probable for Sep 9
9/8/2019 Jason Martin LF Shoulder Out for the season
9/6/2019 Joe Musgrove SP Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
9/4/2019 Chris Archer SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/4/2019 Gregory Polanco RF Shoulder Out for the season
8/29/2019 Nick Burdi RP Biceps Out for the season
8/14/2019 Jameson Taillon SP Elbow Out for the season
8/8/2019 Lonnie Chisenhall RF Calf Out for the season
3/28/2019 Edgar Santana RP Elbow Out for the season
3/1/2019 Chad Kuhl SP Elbow Out for the season
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
9/9/2019 Will Smith RP Back Probable for Sep 9
9/7/2019 Alex Dickerson LF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
9/7/2019 Zach Green 3B Hip Out for the season
9/6/2019 Trevor Gott RP Elbow Out for the season
9/4/2019 Reyes Moronta RP Shoulder Out for the season
9/3/2019 Pablo Sandoval 3B Elbow Out for the season
8/9/2019 Steven Duggar CF Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 62-81 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mitch Keller has a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 8.18 and a WHIP of 1.88 this season. He has 44 strikeouts over his 33 innings pitched and he's given up 50 hits. He's allowed 13.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.84 and they have given up 545 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 605 hitters and walked 256 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.06. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 1,326 base hits and 714 earned runs. They have allowed 210 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 502 batters and struck out 1,264. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.73.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .267, good for 5th in the league. The Pirates hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Starling Marte is hitting .295 with an on-base percentage of .342. He has 159 hits this season in 539 at bats with 82 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .503 and an OPS+ of 118. Josh Bell is hitting .279 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .369. He has totaled 143 hits and he has driven in 114 men in 512 at bats. His OPS+ is 142 while his slugging percentage is at .574. The Pirates have 1,330 hits, including 283 doubles and 156 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 387 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,082 times as a unit. They have left 980 men on base and have a team OPS of .754. They score 4.76 runs per contest and have scored a total of 681 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 69-74 overall mark this year. Johnny Cueto is expected to make his season debut after undergoing Tommy John surgery last year. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.88 and they have given up 478 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 523 batters and walked 196 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.43. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,243 base knocks and 634 earned runs this season. They have given up 206 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 447 hitters and struck out 1,196 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.61.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 27th in the league. The Giants hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Brandon Belt comes into this matchup batting .227 with an OBP of .338. He has 106 hits this year along with 54 RBI in 467 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .392 with an OPS+ of 94. Kevin Pillar is hitting .260 this season and he has an OBP of .287. He has collected 140 hits in 538 at bats while driving in 80 runs. He has an OPS+ of 92 and a slugging percentage of .450. The Giants as a unit have 1,177 base hits, including 272 doubles and 155 homers. San Francisco has walked 422 times this year and they have struck out on 1,243 occasions. They have had 926 men left on base and have an OPS of .704. They have scored 4.3 runs per game and totaled 615 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants (-150)
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