San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Picks and Tips 4/21/2019
Sunday, April 21, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Dereck Rodriguez vs. Chris Archer
The San Francisco Giants visit PNC Park on Sunday, April 21, 2019 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Dereck Rodriguez for the Giants and Chris Archer for the Pirates.
The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at +139 and Pittsburgh at -149. The Giants have a 7-12-2 over/under record and a 8-13-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 10-7-0 against the run line and have a 7-10-0 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 7-12-2 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 8-13-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 7-10-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 10-7-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
03/28/19 P Johnny Cueto Elbow is out for season
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
04/20/19 2B Erik Gonzalez Shoulder left last game, is questionable Saturday vs San Francisco Giants
04/20/19 P Jordan Lyles Hand is questionable for next scheduled start
04/19/19 CF Starling Marte Ribs left last game, is questionable Saturday vs San Francisco Giants
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 8-13 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dereck Rodriguez has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 3.63 and a WHIP of 1.08 this season. He has 18 strikeouts over his 22.1 innings pitched and he's given up 20 hits. He's allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.87. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.33 and they have given up 58 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the bullpen and they've struck out 70 hitters and walked 20 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.22. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 159 base hits and 68 earned runs. They have allowed 22 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 57 batters and struck out 188. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.14 and their FIP as a unit is 3.60.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .206, good for 28th in the league. The Giants hold a .332 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .267, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 6.9 hits per game. Brandon Belt is hitting .232 with an on-base percentage of .338. He has 16 hits this season in 69 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .493 and an OPS+ of 121. Steven Duggar is hitting .241 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .278. He has totaled 20 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 83 at bats. His OPS+ is 83 while his slugging percentage is at .410. The Giants have 144 hits, including 39 doubles and 15 home runs. San Francisco has walked 49 times so far this season and they have struck out 193 times as a unit. They have left 124 men on base and have a team OPS of .599. They score 3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 63 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 11-6 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.00, Chris Archer has a 1-0 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 24 strikeouts over the 18 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 11 hits. He's allowing 5.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.58 and they have given up 42 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .199 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 74 batters and walked 20 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 6.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.54. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 115 base knocks and 44 earned runs this season. They have given up 16 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 46 hitters and struck out 170 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.03 while their FIP as a staff is 3.26.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 19th in the league. The Pirates hold a .362 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Adam Frazier comes into this matchup batting .274 with an OBP of .366. He has 17 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 62 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .403 with an OPS+ of 107. Josh Bell is hitting .311 this season and he has an OBP of .389. He has collected 19 hits in 61 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 154 and a slugging percentage of .574. The Pirates as a unit have 135 base hits, including 28 doubles and 13 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 56 times this year and they have struck out on 149 occasions. They have had 123 men left on base and have an OPS of .669. They have scored 3.71 runs per game and totaled 63 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants +139
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