Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 9/6/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Monday, September 6, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (-132) Pittsburgh (+105)
Bryse Wilson and the Pittsburgh Pirates (48-88, 5th in NL Central) host the Detroit Tigers (64-73, 3rd in AL Central) at PNC Park on Monday. The Pirates open this contest at +105 while the Tigers are coming in at -132. The total opens at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Tarik Skubal and Bryse Wilson.
As a team, the Detroit Tigers are knocking in 4.4 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 19th in baseball. They have accumulated 599 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .308. The Tigers have hit 199 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 159 balls out of the stadium. They have accrued 578 RBI's and 1,103 base knocks so far this season, and their batting average sits at .242. Detroit has a slugging % of .404 and have struck out 1,292 times, while being walked on 413 occasions.
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The Tigers have a team ERA of 4.46 this season (20th in the league), and they have rung up 1,078 hitters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.27 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.37. Tigers pitchers have given up 180 home runs and also 661 runs in total (22nd in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 475 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.69 as a team so far this year.
Tigers pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 128 times in addition to having 136 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 62 holds for the season (18th in MLB). The Tigers relievers have compiled a save rate of 67.3% and has come into the game in 115 save situations. They have 33 saves on the season and have blown 16 of 49 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 199 base runners on the year and 36.2% of those runners earned a run for their team. The Tigers have sent 484 relief pitchers to the hill for the season.
The Tigers have turned 69.5% of baseballs in play into outs in their 10,779 innings on the field, which ranks them 18th in professional baseball. The Detroit Tigers have accumulated 3,593 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,243 assists and 74 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .985 which ranks 14th in professional baseball, and have earned 974 double plays.
Skubal (9-16 career record) sits with a FIP of 5.13 while he has faced 702 opposing batters in the major leagues. He has given up 154 base hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has 56 free passes. His ERA is 4.53 (83 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.273. Skubal has taken the ball for 165 frames and has racked up 187 K's so far in his MLB career.
Pittsburgh has accounted for 107 home runs so far this year as well as 463 runs batted in. They have put up 205 two-baggers, while taking a walk 420 times and racking up 491 runs. The Pittsburgh Pirates have recorded an OBP of .303 in addition to a batting average of .232 so far this year. The Pirates hold a team SLG% of .360 and they are scoring 3.61 runs per game (30th in MLB). They have struck out on 1,121 occasions (24th in baseball) and have totaled 1,044 base hits.
The Pirates have a team WHIP of 1.421 in addition to having a FIP of 4.70 as a unit so far this season. They rank 24th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,158. The Pittsburgh pitching staff have allowed 697 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 5.08 (659 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.19 (1,101 strikeouts vs 502 bases on balls). They have allowed 176 dingers and they give up 5.37 runs per 9 innings (27th in MLB).
Pittsburgh has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 33 save chances and they have walked away with 18 saves. They are ranked 24th in baseball with a save rate of 54.5%, and they have sent 471 bullpen pitchers to the hill for the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 104 times in high leverage situations in addition to 102 occasions with runners on. Pittsburgh bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 33.7% out of their 169 inherited base runners. With 90 save situations, the Pirates have recorded 54 holds in addition to 15 blown saves.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have turned 114 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (6th in professional baseball). The Pirates have accrued 1,154 assists, 64 errors and have earned a total of 3,505 putouts for the season. Out of their 10,515 innings on the diamond, the Pirates are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 68.8% (24th in baseball).
So far in his pro baseball career, Wilson has allowed 116 base knocks while accumulating 74 K's in 99 frames. He has given up a total of 57 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.560 and a FIP of 5.3. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.90 and he has faced 440 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Wilson (5-7 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 5.16 ERA while conceding 10.5 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit (-132)
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