Cleveland Indians vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 6/19/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (-161) Pittsburgh (+125)
PNC Park is the venue where Wil Crowe and the Pittsburgh Pirates (23-44, 5th in NL Central) will take on the Cleveland Indians (38-28, 2nd in AL Central) on Saturday. The Indians open this matchup at -161 while the Pirates are coming in at +125. The total has been set at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Cal Quantrill and Wil Crowe.
As a team, the Cleveland Indians are scoring 4.3 runs per contest, which ranks them 16th in baseball. They are sitting with 286 runs and have an OBP of .299. The Indians have hit 98 two-baggers as a team and have hit 77 baseballs out of the park. They have accumulated 271 RBI's as well as 490 base knocks on the campaign, and their team batting average is at .228. Cleveland has a slugging percentage of .392 and have been rung up 543 times, while being walked on 195 occasions.
Indians pitchers have allowed 80 home runs and also 280 runs (12th in baseball). They have walked 237 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.08 as a squad on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.74 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.28. The Indians have an earned run average of 4.07 for the season (15th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 650 batters.
The Indians have sent 214 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. The relievers have inherited 78 base runners on the campaign with 29.5% of those runners crossed the plate. They have recorded 20 saves for the season and have blown 3 out of their 23 save chances. The Indians relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 87.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 53 save situations. The relievers have racked up 28 holds over the course of the season (24th in the league). Indians pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 58 times and also have had 63 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cleveland Indians have a tally of 1,733 putouts on the year, in addition to 558 assists and 40 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which has them ranked 17th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 453 double plays. The Indians have transformed 69.4% of balls hit into play into outs in their 5,199 innings, which has them sitting at 17th in MLB.
Quantrill has pitched in 172 innings and is sitting with 152 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. Quantrill (8-10 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 4.10 and he has faced 740 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.17 (80 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.286. He has allowed 174 base hits (9.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 48 walks.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are sitting with an OBP of .297 in addition to a batting average of .228 so far this season. They have been called out on strikes on 558 occasions (24th in baseball) and have tallied 506 base knocks. Pittsburgh has 47 home runs on the year and 213 RBIs. The Pirates have a team slugging percentage of .351 and they earn 3.39 runs per game (30th in the league). They have notched 108 doubles, while taking a walk 200 times as well as putting up 227 runs.
The Pirates hold a team WHIP of 1.349 in addition to having a FIP of 4.47 as a unit so far this year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.33 (549 strikeouts against 236 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 18th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 541. They have surrendered 81 long balls and they surrender 5.11 runs per 9 innings (24th in MLB). The Pittsburgh pitching staff have given up 327 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 4.80 (307 earned runs relinquished).
Pittsburgh has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 12 save chances and they have come away with 8 saves. They rank 8th in MLB with a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have sent 231 bullpen pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 52 times in high leverage situations in addition to 56 occasions with runners on. Pittsburgh relievers have an inherited score percentage of 27.0% out of their 89 inherited runners. Sitting with 40 save situations, the Pirates have 26 holds and 4 blown saves.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have turned 50 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (8th in MLB). The Pirates have 596 assists, 37 errors and have earned 1,729 putouts over the course of the season. In 5,187 innings played, the Pirates have earned a efficiency on defense of 69.7% (13th in the majors).
So far in his MLB career, Crowe has allowed 54 base knocks while tallying 44 strikeouts in 44 innings. He has given up a total of 38 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.805 and a FIP of 6.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.69 and he has faced 209 hitters in his pro baseball career. Crowe (0-6 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 7.71 earned run average while giving up 11.0 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland (-161)
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