Cleveland Indians vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 6/20/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Sunday, June 20, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
PNC Park is the venue where JT Brubaker and the Pittsburgh Pirates (23-44, 5th in NL Central) will take on the Cleveland Indians (37-28, 2nd in AL Central) on Sunday.
As a team, the Cleveland Indians are scoring 4.3 runs per game, which has them sitting at 17th in baseball. They have notched a total of 276 runs scored while having a team OBP of .297. The Indians have recorded 96 two-baggers as a team and have hit 73 baseballs out of the stadium. They have 261 runs batted in as well as 477 hits on the season, and their average at the plate sits at .226. Cleveland is slugging .386 and have been rung up 535 times, while drawing a walk on 192 occasions.
Indians pitchers have relinquished 78 home runs and also 277 total runs (12th in baseball). They have walked 237 opposing players and their FIP is 4.08 as a team so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.69 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.28. The Indians have compiled a team earned run average of 4.09 over the course of the season (16th in baseball), and they have rung up 637 batters.
Indians bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 56 times as well as having 62 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have a total of 28 holds on the campaign (24th in the league). The Indians bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 87.0% and has come into the game in 52 save situations. They have compiled 20 saves so far this season and have blown 3 of their 23 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 76 runners so far this season with 28.9% of those runners crossed home plate. The Indians have sent 209 relievers to the mound over the course of the season.
The Indians have turned 69.4% of balls hit into play into outs in their 5,118 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 19th in MLB. The Cleveland Indians have earned a total of 1,706 putouts this year, in addition to 553 assists and 39 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .983 which has them ranked 16th in baseball, and they have twisted 446 double plays.
Hentges has pitched in 27 frames and has tallied 33 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 7.57 (23 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 2.122. He has surrendered 43 base hits (14.2 hits per 9 innings) and has had 15 walks. Hentges (1-1 mark in his career) has a FIP of 4.78 while he has faced 135 opposing batters in the major leagues.
The Pirates hold a team slugging percentage of .351 and they earn 3.39 runs per game (30th in baseball). They have tallied 108 two-baggers, while getting a free base 200 times and putting up 227 runs. Pittsburgh has accounted for 47 long balls on the campaign as well as 213 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 558 occasions (24th in baseball) and have notched a total of 506 hits. The Pittsburgh Pirates have tallied an on-base percentage of .297 in addition to a team batting average of .228 so far this season.
The Pittsburgh pitching staff have conceded 327 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 4.80 (307 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 81 homers and they concede 5.11 runs per 9 innings (25th in MLB). The Pirates are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.349 and have a FIP of 4.46 as a unit on the campaign. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.33 (549 strikeouts vs 236 bases on balls). They are sitting at 18th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 541.
Pittsburgh has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 12 save opportunities and they have recorded 8 saves. They rank 9th in baseball with a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have sent 231 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 52 times in high leverage situations in addition to 56 occasions with runners on base. Pittsburgh bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 27.0% out of their 89 inherited runners. Sitting with 40 save situations, the Pirates have accrued 26 holds and 4 blown saves.
In their 5,187 innings played, the Pirates have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (13th in pro baseball). The Pittsburgh Pirates have twisted 50 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .984 (9th in professional baseball). The Pirates have accrued 596 assists, 37 errors and have notched a total of 1,729 putouts this season.
So far in his career, Brubaker has allowed 110 base knocks while he has accumulated 111 punch outs in 112 innings. Brubaker (5-8 win-loss mark in his career) has a 4.33 earned run average and has surrendered 8.8 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 54 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.264 and a FIP of 4.2. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.47 and he has gone up against 482 hitters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland
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