Pittsburgh Pirates at San Francisco Giants MLB Point Spread Picks 9/9/2019
Monday, September 9, 2019
Get todays MLB odds and lines on this game.
Probable Pitchers: Trevor Williams vs. Madison Bumgarner
Oracle Park is the venue where Kevin Pillar and the San Francisco Giants (69-73, 3rd in NL West) will play the Pittsburgh Pirates (62-80, 5th in NL Central) on Monday. The Giants open this contest at -160 while the Pirates are coming in at +150. The over/under opens at 8.
The Pirates have been decent for Las Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 62-80-0 SU. The Giants are covering 48.6% of the time, going 69-73-0 straight up.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pirates have been a rough Under option for O/U wagerers, having gone 82-55-5.
Pittsburgh is covering 43.7% of the time on the road, having gone 31-40-0 straight up.
Important San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco is covering 44.1% of the time at Oracle Park, going 30-38-0 SU.
The Giants have been a less than ideal Under option for O/U wagerers, having gone 69-66-7.
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
9/7/2019 Mitch Keller SP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
9/7/2019 Keone Kela RP Paternity List Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
9/6/2019 Joe Musgrove SP Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
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
9/4/2019 Jason Martin LF Shoulder Out for the season
8/29/2019 Yefry Ramirez RP Calf Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/29/2019 Nick Burdi RP Biceps Out for the season
8/29/2019 Chris Stratton RP Side Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
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
9/8/2019 Johnny Cueto SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
9/8/2019 Will Smith RP Back Probable for Sep 8
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 62-80 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Williams has a 7-6 record with an earned run average of 5.16 and a WHIP of 1.39 this season. He has 96 strikeouts over his 125.2 innings pitched and he's given up 140 hits. He's allowed 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.87 and they have given up 544 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 603 hitters and walked 254 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.08. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 1,321 base hits and 712 earned runs. They have allowed 210 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 498 batters and struck out 1,260. 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 .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Josh Bell is hitting .279 with an on-base percentage of .369. He has 143 hits this season in 512 at bats with 114 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .574 and an OPS+ of 141. Starling Marte is hitting .297 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .344. He has totaled 159 hits and he has driven in 82 men in 536 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .506. The Pirates have 1,325 hits, including 281 doubles and 156 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 386 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,071 times as a unit. They have left 975 men on base and have a team OPS of .756. They score 4.8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 681 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Francisco has a 69-73 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.81, Madison Bumgarner has a 9-8 record and a 1.12 WHIP. He has 179 strikeouts over the 181.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 166 hits. He's allowing 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.90 and they have given up 476 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 520 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 4.44. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,238 base knocks and 632 earned runs this season. They have given up 204 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 444 hitters and struck out 1,189 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 4.60.Related: Doc's Sports New 10-in-10 Show - 10 Games in 10 Minutes - Get those picks now - click here
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 26th in the league. The Giants hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Kevin Pillar comes into this matchup batting .262 with an OBP of .290. He has 140 hits this year along with 80 RBI in 534 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .453 with an OPS+ of 93. Brandon Belt is hitting .228 this season and he has an OBP of .338. He has collected 106 hits in 465 at bats while driving in 54 runs. He has an OPS+ of 94 and a slugging percentage of .394. The Giants as a unit have 1,173 base hits, including 272 doubles and 155 homers. San Francisco has walked 421 times this year and they have struck out on 1,232 occasions. They have had 921 men left on base and have an OPS of .706. They have scored 4.33 runs per game and totaled 615 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates (+150)
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