Arizona Diamondbacks vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 8/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (-116) Pittsburgh (-105)
Tyler Gilbert and the Arizona Diamondbacks (42-84, 5th in NL West) go to PNC Park on Wednesday where they'll take on the Pittsburgh Pirates (45-80, 5th in NL Central). The line on this matchup has the Diamondbacks priced at -116 and the Pirates are at -105. The O/U has been set at 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Tyler Gilbert and Mitch Keller.
As a unit, the Arizona Diamondbacks are earning 4.2 runs per contest, which puts them at 21st in the league. They have accounted for 529 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .313. The Diamondbacks have tallied 238 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 110 baseballs out of the park. They have 503 runs batted in in addition to 1,011 base knocks this year, and their team batting average is at .237. Arizona owns a slugging percentage of .382 and have struck out 1,145 times, while being walked on 434 occasions.
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The Diamondbacks have an ERA of 5.22 so far this season (29th in the league), and the staff has rung up 978 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 428 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.84 as a unit this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.29 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.44. Diamondbacks pitchers have given up 178 home runs and 700 total runs (29th in baseball).
The Diamondbacks have sent 428 relievers to the mound on the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 160 base runners this season and 34.4% of them ended up scoring. They have recorded 17 saves on the year and have missed out on 23 of 40 chances to save the game. The Diamondbacks relievers have a save percentage of 42.5% and stepped onto the hill in 95 save situations. The relief pitchers have earned 53 holds this season (22nd in the league). Diamondbacks pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 105 times in addition to having 115 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have notched a total of 3,295 putouts this year, as well as 1,072 assists and 71 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .984 which puts them in 18th in the majors, and have accumulated 803 double plays. The Diamondbacks have converted 68.2% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 9,885 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 28th in professional baseball.
Gilbert has thrown 17 innings and has earned 12 K's so far in his career. Gilbert (1-1 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 3.74 and he has gone up against 66 hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 2.04 (4 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 0.962. He has conceded 11 base knocks (5.6 hits per 9 innings) with 6 walks.
Pittsburgh has 96 home runs on the season as well as 421 RBIs. They have put up 192 two-baggers, while getting a free base 384 times and scoring 446 runs. The Pittsburgh Pirates have accounted for an on-base percentage of .303 and a batting average of .233 this year. The Pirates have a slugging percentage of .360 and they are recording 3.57 runs per game (30th in MLB). They have struck out on 1,028 instances (25th in the league) and have a total of 959 base hits.
The Pittsburgh pitching staff have conceded 634 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 5.02 (598 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 159 long balls and they concede 5.33 runs per 9 innings (27th in the league). The Pirates are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.412 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.66 as a staff on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.21 (1,015 strikeouts vs 459 free passes). They rank 22nd in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,053.
Pittsburgh has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 29 save opportunities and they have walked away with 17 saves. They sit at 23rd in the league with a save percentage of 58.6%, and they have sent 430 bullpen pitchers onto the field so far this year. Their relief pitchers have come in 96 times in high leverage situations and on 93 occasions with runners on. Pittsburgh relievers have an inherited score percentage of 31.8% of 157 inherited base runners. With 83 save situations, the Pirates have recorded 51 holds and also 12 blown saves.
In their 9,642 innings played, the Pirates have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 68.9% (23rd in MLB). The Pittsburgh Pirates have turned 103 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (6th in baseball). The Pirates have recorded 1,061 assists, 59 errors and have a total of 3,214 putouts for the year.
In his pro baseball career, Keller has given up 167 hits while he has accumulated 147 strikeouts in 136 innings pitched. Keller (6-16 mark in his career) is the owner of a 6.07 earned run average while allowing 11.0 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 92 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.731 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.4. His K/BB ratio is 2.13 and he has gone up against 630 hitters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Arizona (-116)
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