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Quick Look At The MLB Matchups For 05-17-2023

We have a total of 15 games today with the day's first pitch scheduled for 1:10 PM EST when the Pirates take on the Tigers at Comerica Park. Early projections are for the Reds and Rockies to lead the day in runs scored while Pirates and Tigers should be a pitching dual with one of the lowest projected run totals of the day.

Pirates (+144) vs Tigers (-175) 7.5 O/U

1:10 PM
Weather Report
Sunny
50°

Temp

50%

Humidity

N

Direction

14 MPH

Wind

Pittsburgh Pirates
None (nan ERA)
22-20

Season

80-98

Home

61-120

Away

6-4

Last 10

Detroit Tigers
Michael Lorenzen (3.44 ERA)
19-21

Season

85-94

Home

73-103

Away

6-4

Last 10

    Comerica Park is one of the toughest ballparks in baseball for HR's allowing just 0.80 per game
    The Pirates bats are one of the worst in baseball ranking #29 overall
    The Tigers bats are one of the worst in baseball ranking #30 overall
    The Pirates are one of the worst run scoring teams in baseball at 3.7 per game
    The Tigers are one of the worst run scoring teams in baseball at 3.8 per game

Reds (-118) vs Rockies (-102) 11.0 O/U

3:10 PM
Weather Report
Partly cloudy
59°

Temp

60%

Humidity

SW

Direction

12 MPH

Wind

Cincinnati Reds
None (nan ERA)
19-23

Season

86-93

Home

74-105

Away

4-6

Last 10

Colorado Rockies
Chase Anderson (0.00 ERA)
18-25

Season

96-84

Home

59-119

Away

4-6

Last 10

    Kris Bryant (COL) is our 4th highest projected batter today with 14.6pts projected

Twins (+122) vs Dodgers (-145) 8.5 O/U

3:10 PM
Weather Report
Mist
59°

Temp

90%

Humidity

N

Direction

2 MPH

Wind

Minnesota Twins
Bailey Ober (1.78 ERA)
24-19

Season

95-83

Home

73-107

Away

5-5

Last 10

Los Angeles Dodgers
Clayton Kershaw (2.52 ERA)
27-16

Season

127-54

Home

112-69

Away

5-5

Last 10

    The Dodgers are ranked #3 for Home Runs (1.4) per game
    Clayton Kershaw (LAD) is our 2nd highest projected pitcher today with 37.9pts projected
    Dodger Stadium is one of the top 3 ballparks in baseball for HR's allowing 1.54 per game
    Clayton Kershaw (LAD) has the #10 highest strikeout rate in baseball averaging 7.0 per start.
    The Dodgers bats are one of the best in baseball ranking #1 overall
    The Dodgers are one of the highest run scoring teams in baseball at 5.2 per game

Diamondbacks (-160) vs Athletics (+134) 9.5 O/U

3:37 PM
Weather Report
Overcast
54°

Temp

93%

Humidity

NW

Direction

4 MPH

Wind

Arizona Diamondbacks
None (nan ERA)
24-19

Season

85-98

Home

63-114

Away

6-4

Last 10

Oakland Athletics
Kyle Muller (7.71 ERA)
10-34

Season

77-109

Home

76-99

Away

6-4

Last 10

    Kyle Muller (ARI) is one of the worst starters in baseball allowing 7.7 runs per game.

Phillies (-120) vs Giants (+100) 9.5 O/U

3:45 PM
Weather Report
Overcast
54°

Temp

93%

Humidity

NW

Direction

4 MPH

Wind

Philadelphia Phillies
Zack Wheeler (4.06 ERA)
20-22

Season

102-72

Home

84-99

Away

6-4

Last 10

San Francisco Giants
Alex Cobb (1.94 ERA)
19-23

Season

106-74

Home

95-85

Away

6-4

Last 10

    Zack Wheeler (PHI) is our 3rd highest projected pitcher today with 36.4pts projected
    Zack Wheeler (PHI) has the #16 highest strikeout rate in baseball averaging 6.78 per start.

Royals (+230) vs Padres (-290) 8.5 O/U

4:10 PM
Weather Report
Overcast
61°

Temp

90%

Humidity

N

Direction

2 MPH

Wind

Kansas City Royals
Brady Singer (7.09 ERA)
13-31

Season

78-100

Home

67-115

Away

6-4

Last 10

San Diego Padres
Seth Lugo (4.10 ERA)
20-23

Season

97-85

Home

84-93

Away

6-4

Last 10

    Brady Singer (SD) is one of the worst starters in baseball allowing 7.1 runs per game.

Angels (+122) vs Orioles (-145) 9.5 O/U

6:35 PM
Weather Report
Sunny
66°

Temp

45%

Humidity

N

Direction

2 MPH

Wind

Los Angeles Angels
None (nan ERA)
22-21

Season

88-89

Home

79-103

Away

3-7

Last 10

Baltimore Orioles
Dean Kremer (4.94 ERA)
27-15

Season

82-95

Home

76-106

Away

3-7

Last 10

    Mike Trout (LAA) is our 3rd highest projected batter today with 14.7pts projected

Nationals (+100) vs Marlins (-120) 7.5 O/U

6:40 PM
Weather Report
Partly cloudy
84°

Temp

65%

Humidity

SW

Direction

2 MPH

Wind

Washington Nationals
Josiah Gray (2.73 ERA)
18-24

Season

67-114

Home

68-109

Away

6-4

Last 10

Miami Marlins
Jesus Luzardo (3.16 ERA)
21-21

Season

85-96

Home

64-113

Away

6-4

Last 10

    LoanDepot Park is one of the toughest ballparks in baseball for HR's allowing just 0.86 per game
    The Marlins are one of the worst run scoring teams in baseball at 3.7 per game

Yankees (-115) vs Blue Jays (-105) 8.5 O/U

7:07 PM
Weather Report
Partly cloudy
43°

Temp

49%

Humidity

N

Direction

2 MPH

Wind

New York Yankees
Domingo German (3.75 ERA)
25-19

Season

116-69

Home

95-80

Away

6-4

Last 10

Toronto Blue Jays
Kevin Gausman (3.27 ERA)
24-18

Season

105-73

Home

99-82

Away

6-4

Last 10

    The Yankees are ranked #2 for Home Runs (1.4) per game
    Kevin Gausman (TOR) has the #2 highest strikeout rate in baseball averaging 8.56 per start.
    The Blue Jays bats are one of the best in baseball ranking #2 overall
    The Blue Jays are one of the highest run scoring teams in baseball at 5.0 per game

Rays (+100) vs Mets (-120) 9.0 O/U

7:10 PM
Weather Report
Sunny
57°

Temp

47%

Humidity

NNW

Direction

2 MPH

Wind

Tampa Bay Rays
Yonny Chirinos (2.79 ERA)
32-11

Season

122-62

Home

93-85

Away

7-3

Last 10

New York Mets
Justin Verlander (4.76 ERA)
20-23

Season

105-67

Home

89-97

Away

7-3

Last 10

    Justin Verlander (TB) is one of the easiest pitchers to hit a home run off of at 2.12HR per 9 innings pitched

Mariners (+105) vs Red Sox (-125) 10.0 O/U

7:10 PM
Weather Report
Partly cloudy
54°

Temp

38%

Humidity

NNW

Direction

16 MPH

Wind

Seattle Mariners
Luis Castillo (3.31 ERA)
21-21

Season

95-81

Home

99-82

Away

6-4

Last 10

Boston Red Sox
Nick Pivetta (6.30 ERA)
23-20

Season

103-80

Home

87-92

Away

6-4

Last 10

    Julio Rodriguez (SEA) is our highest projected batter today with 15.4pts projected
    Jarred Kelenic (SEA) is our 2nd highest projected batter today with 15.0pts projected
    Cal Raleigh (SEA) is our 5th highest projected batter today with 14.6pts projected
    Luis Castillo (SEA) has the #25 highest strikeout rate in baseball averaging 6.44 per start.
    Nick Pivetta (SEA) is one of the worst starters in baseball allowing 6.3 runs per game.
    Nick Pivetta (SEA) is one of the easiest pitchers to hit a home run off of at 2.03HR per 9 innings pitched
    The Red Sox are one of the highest run scoring teams in baseball at 4.9 per game

Brewers (-115) vs Cardinals (-105) 8.5 O/U

7:45 PM
Weather Report
Sunny
84°

Temp

58%

Humidity

NW

Direction

12 MPH

Wind

Milwaukee Brewers
Wade Miley (3.67 ERA)
24-18

Season

103-78

Home

98-82

Away

7-3

Last 10

St. Louis Cardinals
Jordan Montgomery (4.21 ERA)
17-26

Season

103-78

Home

91-87

Away

7-3

Last 10

Braves (-150) vs Rangers (+126) 7.5 O/U

8:05 PM
Weather Report
Sunny
70°

Temp

69%

Humidity

N

Direction

2 MPH

Wind

Atlanta Braves
None (nan ERA)
26-16

Season

104-72

Home

105-75

Away

5-5

Last 10

Texas Rangers
Dane Dunning (1.69 ERA)
26-16

Season

82-97

Home

71-108

Away

5-5

Last 10

    Rangers's Jonah Heim is on the longest hitting streak in baseball at 14 games dating back to 04/28
    The Braves are ranked #1 for Home Runs (1.2) per game

Guardians (+115) vs White Sox (-138) 9.0 O/U

8:10 PM
Weather Report
Partly cloudy
54°

Temp

64%

Humidity

NNE

Direction

12 MPH

Wind

Cleveland Guardians
Shane Bieber (3.20 ERA)
19-22

Season

93-85

Home

94-85

Away

8-2

Last 10

Chicago White Sox
Lance Lynn (6.66 ERA)
15-28

Season

98-84

Home

90-90

Away

8-2

Last 10

    Lance Lynn (CWS) has the #16 highest strikeout rate in baseball averaging 6.78 per start.
    Lance Lynn (CLE) is one of the worst starters in baseball allowing 6.7 runs per game.
    Lance Lynn (CLE) is one of the easiest pitchers to hit a home run off of at 1.93HR per 9 innings pitched

Cubs (+139) vs Astros (-165) 9.0 O/U

8:10 PM
Weather Report
Sunny
75°

Temp

74%

Humidity

N

Direction

2 MPH

Wind

Chicago Cubs
Justin Steele (2.44 ERA)
19-23

Season

83-94

Home

77-103

Away

6-4

Last 10

Houston Astros
Cristian Javier (3.25 ERA)
23-19

Season

113-66

Home

105-77

Away

6-4

Last 10

    Cristian Javier (HOU) is our highest projected pitcher today with 42.1pts projected
    Cristian Javier (HOU) has the #23 highest strikeout rate in baseball averaging 6.56 per start.
    The Cubs are the easiest team to strikeout in baseball leading the league at 9
    The Astros are the hardest team to strikeout in baseball leading with just 8 per game
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