Pittsburgh Pirates vs Detroit Tigers Predictions, Picks, MLB Spring Training Odds 3/10/2020
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium
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Probable Pitchers: Derek Holland vs. Matthew Boyd
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Derek Holland for the Pirates and Matthew Boyd for the Tigers.
The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at +105 and Detroit at -125. The Pirates had a 93-63-6 over/under record and a 69-93-0 run line mark last season. The Tigers were 47-114-0 against the run line and had a 70-80-11 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates were 93-63-6 against the over/under last year
The Pittsburgh Pirates were 69-93-0 against the run line last season
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers were 70-80-11 against the over/under last year
The Detroit Tigers were 47-114-0 against the run line last season
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
3/5/2020 Steven Brault SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Apr 7
3/5/2020 Clay Holmes RP Foot Expected to be out until at least May 1
2/13/2020 Jameson Taillon SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Mar 1, 2021
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
3/9/2020 JaCoby Jones CF Calf Probable for start of season
2/12/2020 Michael Fulmer SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates had a 69-93 overall record last season. Starting pitcher Derek Holland had a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 6.08 and a WHIP of 1.51. He had 82 strikeouts over his 84.1 innings pitched and he gave up 82 hits. He allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 6.1. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.91 and they gave up 619 base hits on the year. Teams hit .253 against the bullpen while striking out 687 hitters and walking 304 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allowed 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They were 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.18. The Pirates pitchers collectively gave up 1,511 base hits and 829 earned runs last year. They allowed 241 home runs last season, ranking them 9th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff walked 584 batters and struck out 1,443. They walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.46 and their FIP as a unit was 4.78.
As a team Pittsburgh hit .265, good for 6th in the league. The Pirates held a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which was good for 18th in baseball. They ranked 5th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Josh Bell hit .277 with an on-base percentage of .367 last year. He had 146 hits last season in 527 at bats with 116 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .569 and an OPS+ of 143. Adam Frazier hit .278 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .336. He totaled 154 hits and he drove in 50 men in 554 at bats. His OPS+ was 99 while his slugging percentage was at .417. The Pirates had 1,497 hits last season, including 315 doubles and 163 home runs. Pittsburgh walked 425 times last year and they struck out 1,213 times as a unit. They left 1,103 men on base and had a team OPS of .741. They scored 4.68 runs per contest and scored a total of 758 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit had a 47-114 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 4.56, Matthew Boyd had a 9-12 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He had 238 strikeouts over the 185.1 innings he pitched. He also gave up 178 hits. He allowed 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.32. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.94 and they gave up 657 base hits on the year. Teams hit .260 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers struck out 613 batters and walked 294 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allowed 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They were 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.24. The Tigers pitchers as a team surrendered 1,555 base knocks and 835 earned runs last season. They gave up 250 home runs last year, which ranked 6th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff walked 536 hitters and struck out 1,368 batters. They gave up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they struck out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.46 while their FIP as a staff was 4.84.
As a team, they batted .240, good for 26th in the league. The Tigers held a .388 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .294, which was good for 30th in baseball. They ranked 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Niko Goodrum comes into this matchup after batting .248 with an OBP of .322 last season. He had 105 hits last year along with 45 RBI in 423 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .421 with an OPS+ of 94. Brandon Dixon hit .248 last season and he had an OBP of .290. He collected 97 hits in 391 at bats while driving in 52 runs. He had an OPS+ of 87 and a slugging percentage of .435. The Tigers as a unit had 1,333 base hits last season, including 292 doubles and 149 homers. Detroit walked 391 times last year and they struck out on 1,595 occasions. They left 1,069 men on base and had an OPS of .682. They scored 3.61 runs per game and totaled 582 runs last year.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers (-125)
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