Arizona Diamondbacks vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 8/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (-116) Pittsburgh (-116)
JT Brubaker and the Pittsburgh Pirates (44-80, 5th in NL Central) play the Arizona Diamondbacks (42-83, 5th in NL West) at PNC Park on Tuesday. The line on this matchup has the Diamondbacks coming in at -116 and the Pirates are at -116. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Madison Bumgarner and JT Brubaker.
Arizona has a slugging % of .382 and have been called out on strikes 1,134 times, while taking a walk on 431 occasions. They have amassed 498 RBI's in addition to 1,003 base knocks on the season, while their team batting average comes in at .237. The Diamondbacks have tallied 236 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 109 baseballs out of the park. They have earned 524 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .313. As a squad, the Arizona Diamondbacks are notching 4.2 runs per outing, which has them at 21st in baseball.
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The Diamondbacks have a team ERA of 5.21 on the year (29th in the league), and their staff has struck out 969 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.30 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.44. Diamondbacks pitchers have allowed 177 home runs and also 694 runs in total (29th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 422 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.84 as a team so far this year.
The Diamondbacks relief pitchers have a save rate of 43.6% and has entered the game in 92 save situations. The relievers have inherited 156 base runners this season and 34.0% of those runners earned a run for their team. Diamondbacks relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 103 times and also have had 112 appearances in high leverage situations. The Diamondbacks have sent 423 relievers to the mound for the season. The bullpen have notched 51 holds on the campaign (24th in the league). They have compiled 17 saves for the season and have missed out on 22 out of their 39 save chances.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are sitting with 3,271 putouts for the season, in addition to 1,067 assists and 70 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which ranks 18th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 795 double plays. The Diamondbacks have turned 68.3% of baseballs in play into outs in their 9,813 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 26th in baseball.
Bumgarner (127-103 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.44 and he has gone up against 8,137 hitters during his time in the majors. He has given up 1,763 base knocks (8.0 hits per 9 innings) with 464 free passes. His ERA is 3.25 (720 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.117. Bumgarner has pitched in 1,994 frames and is sitting with 1,917 punch outs in his career.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have accumulated a team OBP of .302 and a batting average of .232 on the campaign. They have been called out on strikes on 1,019 occasions (25th in the league) and have notched a total of 951 hits. Pittsburgh has a total of 95 home runs this year as well as 415 RBIs. The Pirates have a slugging percentage of .358 and they score 3.55 runs per contest (30th in the league). They have recorded 190 doubles, while taking a walk 378 times as well as scoring 440 runs.
The Pirates hold a team WHIP of 1.413 and have a FIP of 4.67 as a team for the year. They are sitting at 20th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,045. The Pittsburgh pitching staff have conceded 629 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 5.02 (593 earned runs given up). Their K/BB ratio is 2.20 (1,004 strikeouts vs 456 walks). They have given up 158 homers and they relinquish 5.33 runs per 9 innings (27th in the league).
Pittsburgh bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 32.1% out of 156 inherited runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 94 times in high leverage situations in addition to 92 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 82 save situations, the Pirates have amassed 51 holds and 12 blown saves. They are ranked 23rd in the league with a save rate of 57.1%, and they have sent 426 bullpen pitchers onto the field over the course of the season. Pittsburgh has had relievers step onto the mound in 28 save opportunities and they have earned 16 saves.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have turned 103 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .986 (6th in MLB). The Pirates have 1,054 assists, 59 errors and have a total of 3,187 putouts on the season. In their 9,561 innings on the diamond, the Pirates have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.9% (23rd in baseball).
Brubaker (5-16 career mark) is the owner of a 5.33 ERA while giving up 9.0 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.32 and he has faced 707 batters so far in his career. He has surrendered a total of 97 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.301 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.0. In his MLB career, Brubaker has surrendered 163 base hits while he has earned 166 strikeouts in 163 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-116)
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