Pittsburgh Pirates at San Francisco Giants MLB Parlay 9/12/2019
Thursday, September 12, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Joe Musgrove vs. Jeff Samardzija
Oracle Park is the venue where Brandon Belt and the San Francisco Giants (70-75, 3rd in NL West) will play the Pittsburgh Pirates (63-82, 5th in NL Central) on Thursday. The Pirates open this matchup at +128 while the Giants are priced at -138. The total has been set at 9.5.
The Pirates have been a less than ideal pick for MLB bettors, having gone 63-82-0 SU. San Francisco covers 48.3% of the time, going 70-75-0 straight up.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pirates have been an excellent Over pick for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 84-56-5.
Pittsburgh covers 43.8% of the time as the away team, having gone 32-41-0 straight up.
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The Giants are covering 44.3% of the time at Oracle Park, going 31-39-0 SU.
The Giants have been a good Over pick for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 71-67-7.
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
9/10/2019 Joe Musgrove SP Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
9/10/2019 Kyle Crick RP Finger Out for the season
9/10/2019 Chris Stratton RP Side Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
9/10/2019 Starling Marte CF Wrist Probable for Sep 11
9/8/2019 Jason Martin LF Shoulder Out for the season
9/4/2019 Gregory Polanco RF Shoulder Out for the season
9/4/2019 Chris Archer SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
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
9/10/2019 Alex Dickerson LF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
9/10/2019 Will Smith RP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
9/9/2019 Reyes Moronta RP Shoulder Out for the season
9/9/2019 Tony Watson RP Wrist Out for the season
9/7/2019 Zach Green 3B Hip Out for the season
9/6/2019 Trevor Gott RP Elbow 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 63-82 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Joe Musgrove has a 9-12 record with an earned run average of 4.67 and a WHIP of 1.24 this season. He has 136 strikeouts over his 154.1 innings pitched and he's given up 156 hits. He's allowed 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.78 and they have given up 546 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 611 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 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.05. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 1,344 base hits and 723 earned runs. They have allowed 211 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 505 batters and struck out 1,283. They have walked 3.5 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 4.70.
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As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .266, good for 5th in the league. The Pirates hold a .428 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 144 hits and he has driven in 116 men in 516 at bats. His OPS+ is 143 while his slugging percentage is at .578. The Pirates have 1,347 hits, including 287 doubles and 158 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 393 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,094 times as a unit. They have left 993 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 4.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 691 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 70-75 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.64, Jeff Samardzija has a 10-11 record and a 1.10 WHIP. He has 131 strikeouts over the 163 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 137 hits. He's allowing 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.95 and they have given up 488 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 526 batters and walked 199 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 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 1,260 base knocks and 643 earned runs this season. They have given up 208 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 453 hitters and struck out 1,208 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 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 28th in the league. The Giants hold a .399 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 .232 with an OBP of .340. He has 110 hits this year along with 56 RBI in 475 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .398 with an OPS+ of 96. Kevin Pillar is hitting .262 this season and he has an OBP of .289. He has collected 143 hits in 546 at bats while driving in 80 runs. He has an OPS+ of 93 and a slugging percentage of .451. The Giants as a unit have 1,195 base hits, including 276 doubles and 156 homers. San Francisco has walked 425 times this year and they have struck out on 1,262 occasions. They have had 937 men left on base and have an OPS of .703. They have scored 4.3 runs per game and totaled 624 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Giants and under the total runs
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