Pittsburgh Pirates at Texas Rangers MLB Parlay 5/1/2019
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jameson Taillon vs. Shelby Miller
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Globe Life Park on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Jameson Taillon for the Pirates and Shelby Miller for the Rangers.
The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at -125 and Texas at +115. The Pirates have a 11-15-0 over/under record and a 12-14-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 17-10-0 against the run line and have a 16-10-1 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 11-15-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 12-14-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 16-10-1 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 17-10-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
04/28/19 P Chris Archer Thumb 10-day IL (04/27)
04/23/19 P Nick Burdi Elbow 10-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)
04/20/19 CF Starling Marte Ribs 10-day IL (04/20)
04/12/19 SS Kevin Newman Finger 10-day IL (04/09)
04/04/19 LF Corey Dickerson Shoulder 10-day IL (04/04)
03/30/19 P Dovydas Neverauskas Oblique 10-day IL (03/25)
03/30/19 P Edgar Santana Elbow 60-day IL (03/30); is out for season
03/28/19 1B Jose Osuna Neck 10-day IL (03/25)
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 Texas Rangers Injuries
04/29/19 SS Asdrubal Cabrera Calf is questionable Tuesday vs Pittsburgh Pirates
04/26/19 P Taylor Hearn Elbow 10-day IL (04/26)
04/23/19 P Drew Smyly Arm 10-day IL (04/20)
04/13/19 P Edinson Volquez Elbow 60-day IL (04/05)
04/07/19 1B Ronald Guzman Hamstring 10-day IL (04/07)
04/01/19 P Yohander Mendez Elbow 60-day IL (04/01)
03/25/19 P Luke Farrell Jaw 60-day IL (03/28)
03/25/19 RF Scott Heineman Shoulder 60-day IL
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 12-14 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jameson Taillon has a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 4.06 and a WHIP of 1.13 this season. He has 25 strikeouts over his 31 innings pitched and he's given up 29 hits. He's allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 74 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the bullpen and they've struck out 100 hitters and walked 31 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.6. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 201 base hits and 92 earned runs. They have allowed 25 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 68 batters and struck out 232. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 3.54.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .228, good for 25th in the league. The Pirates hold a .362 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .294, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Melky Cabrera is hitting .333 with an on-base percentage of .357. He has 27 hits this season in 81 at bats with 7 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .506 and an OPS+ of 129. Josh Bell is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .355. He has totaled 26 hits and he has driven in 19 men in 93 at bats. His OPS+ is 148 while his slugging percentage is at .591. The Pirates have 197 hits, including 43 doubles and 21 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 75 times so far this season and they have struck out 226 times as a unit. They have left 179 men on base and have a team OPS of .656. They score 3.23 runs per contest and have scored a total of 84 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 14-13 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.52, Shelby Miller has a 1-1 record and a 2.07 WHIP. He has 10 strikeouts over the 20.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 24 hits. He's allowing 10.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.03 and they have given up 110 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 90 batters and walked 52 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.5. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 250 base knocks and 145 earned runs this season. They have given up 41 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 121 hitters and struck out 206 batters. They give up a walk 4.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.56 while their FIP as a staff is 5.36.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 6th in the league. The Rangers hold a .471 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Elvis Andrus comes into this matchup batting .365 with an OBP of .426. He has 38 hits this year along with 20 RBI in 104 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .596 with an OPS+ of 160. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .330 this season and he has an OBP of .420. He has collected 32 hits in 97 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 153 and a slugging percentage of .577. The Rangers as a unit have 242 base hits, including 54 doubles and 41 homers. Texas has walked 103 times this year and they have struck out on 261 occasions. They have had 179 men left on base and have an OPS of .814. They have scored 6 runs per game and totaled 162 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Pirates -125
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