Seattle Mariners at Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Point Spread Picks 9/17/2019
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Marco Gonzales vs. Mitch Keller
Kevin Newman and the Pittsburgh Pirates (65-85, 5th in NL Central) host the Seattle Mariners (62-88, 5th in AL West) at PNC Park on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. The odds on this contest have the Mariners coming in at +115 and the Pirates are at -125. The O/U has been set at 9.5.
The Mariners have been inconsistent for wagerers, having gone 62-88-0 SU. Pittsburgh is covering 43.3% of the time, going 65-85-0 straight up.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Mariners have been an awful Under bet for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 85-59-6.
Seattle is covering 37.0% of the time as the away team, having gone 27-46-0 straight up.
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pirates cover 43.7% of the time at PNC Park, going 31-40-0 SU.
The Pirates have been an awful Under bet for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 87-57-6.
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
9/13/2019 Domingo Santana LF Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/13/2019 Mitch Haniger RF Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 27
9/11/2019 Jake Fraley CF Thumb Out for the season
9/10/2019 Connor Sadzeck RP Elbow Out for the season
8/23/2019 Chasen Bradford RP Elbow Out for the season
8/7/2019 Ryon Healy 3B Hip Out for the season
4/28/2019 Arodys Vizcaino RP Shoulder Out for the season
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
9/15/2019 Jacob Stallings C Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/15/2019 Chris Archer SP Shoulder Out for the season
9/15/2019 Starling Marte CF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/15/2019 Josh Bell 1B Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
9/14/2019 Chris Stratton RP Side Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/13/2019 Kyle Crick RP Finger Out for the season
9/8/2019 Jason Martin LF Shoulder Out for the season
9/4/2019 Gregory Polanco RF Shoulder Out for the season
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mariners have a 62-88 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Marco Gonzales has a 15-11 record with an earned run average of 4.30 and a WHIP of 1.36 this season. He has 135 strikeouts over his 182 innings pitched and he's given up 196 hits. He's allowed 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.03 and they have given up 608 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 624 hitters and walked 271 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.18. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 1,405 base hits and 764 earned runs. They have allowed 250 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 466 batters and struck out 1,162. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 5.07.
As a team Seattle is hitting .240, good for 27th in the league. The Mariners hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Dee Gordon is hitting .278 with an on-base percentage of .306. He has 103 hits this season in 370 at bats with 33 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .365 and an OPS+ of 82. Mallex Smith is hitting .235 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .308. He has totaled 114 hits and he has driven in 37 men in 486 at bats. His OPS+ is 79 while his slugging percentage is at .348. The Mariners have 1,224 hits, including 237 doubles and 230 home runs. Seattle has walked 555 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,468 times as a unit. They have left 1,008 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 4.82 runs per contest and have scored a total of 723 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 65-85 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 8.29, Mitch Keller has a 1-4 record and a 1.87 WHIP. He has 51 strikeouts over the 38 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 59 hits. He's allowing 14 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.96 and they have given up 576 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 641 batters and walked 269 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.23. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,404 base knocks and 773 earned runs this season. They have given up 226 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 525 hitters and struck out 1,326 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.79.Related: Gambling 101 - MLB Betting Tips - Tony George of Doc's Sports
As a team, they are batting .267, 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 16th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Kevin Newman comes into this matchup batting .318 with an OBP of .364. He has 141 hits this year along with 57 RBI in 444 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .453 with an OPS+ of 115. Adam Frazier is hitting .281 this season and he has an OBP of .338. He has collected 144 hits in 512 at bats while driving in 47 runs. He has an OPS+ of 99 and a slugging percentage of .420. The Pirates as a unit have 1,399 base hits, including 299 doubles and 159 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 403 times this year and they have struck out on 1,130 occasions. They have had 1,030 men left on base and have an OPS of .753. They have scored 4.77 runs per game and totaled 716 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mariners (+115)
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