San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Picks and Tips 4/20/2019
Saturday, April 20, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Derek Holland vs. Jameson Taillon
The San Francisco Giants visit PNC Park on Saturday, April 20, 2019 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Derek Holland for the Giants and Jameson Taillon for the Pirates.
The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at +144 and Pittsburgh at -154. The Giants have a 7-10-2 over/under record and a 8-11-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 9-7-0 against the run line and have a 7-9-0 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 7-10-2 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 8-11-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 7-9-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 9-7-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
03/28/19 P Johnny Cueto Elbow is out for season
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
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 C Elias Diaz Illness 10-day IL (03/25)
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)
03/25/19 RF Gregory Polanco Shoulder is out indefinitely
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 8-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Derek Holland has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 4.09 and a WHIP of 1.27 this season. He has 27 strikeouts over his 22 innings pitched and he's given up 16 hits. He's allowed 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.51 and they have given up 56 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the bullpen and they've struck out 63 hitters and walked 17 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.1. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 145 base hits and 60 earned runs. They have allowed 21 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 50 batters and struck out 167. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.12 and their FIP as a unit is 3.72.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .208, good for 27th in the league. The Giants hold a .341 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .268, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 6.9 hits per game. Steven Duggar is hitting .247 with an on-base percentage of .268. He has 19 hits this season in 77 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .429 and an OPS+ of 83. Brandon Belt is hitting .242 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 15 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 62 at bats. His OPS+ is 134 while his slugging percentage is at .532. The Giants have 132 hits, including 36 doubles and 15 home runs. San Francisco has walked 45 times so far this season and they have struck out 169 times as a unit. They have left 114 men on base and have a team OPS of .609. They score 3.16 runs per contest and have scored a total of 60 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 10-6 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.43, Jameson Taillon has a 0-2 record and a 1.14 WHIP. He has 17 strikeouts over the 21 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 19 hits. He's allowing 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.61 and they have given up 39 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .196 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 67 batters and walked 18 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 6.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.63. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 108 base knocks and 43 earned runs this season. They have given up 16 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 43 hitters and struck out 157 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.03 while their FIP as a staff is 3.42.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 19th in the league. The Pirates hold a .369 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Josh Bell comes into this matchup batting .310 with an OBP of .382. He has 18 hits this year along with 13 RBI in 58 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .586 with an OPS+ of 153. Adam Frazier is hitting .274 this season and he has an OBP of .366. He has collected 17 hits in 62 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .403. The Pirates as a unit have 129 base hits, including 27 doubles and 13 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 54 times this year and they have struck out on 140 occasions. They have had 119 men left on base and have an OPS of .679. They have scored 3.69 runs per game and totaled 59 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants +144
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