Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 9/7/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+110) Pittsburgh (-141)
PNC Park is the site where Dillon Peters and the Pittsburgh Pirates (48-89, 5th in NL Central) will play the Detroit Tigers (65-73, 3rd in AL Central) on Tuesday. The Tigers open this contest at +110 while the Pirates are coming in at -141. The over/under opens at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Wily Peralta and Dillon Peters.
Detroit has a slugging % of .403 and have struck out 1,302 times, while drawing a walk on 416 occasions. They have accrued 582 RBI's as well as 1,109 base knocks for the year, and their average at the plate is sitting at .242. The Tigers have tallied 200 doubles as a unit and have smacked 159 baseballs out of the stadium. They have tallied 603 runs and have an OBP of .307. As a unit, the Detroit Tigers are compiling 4.4 runs/g, which puts them at 19th in MLB.
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The Tigers have compiled a team ERA of 4.43 on the season (20th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 1,084 hitters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.27 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.37. Tigers pitchers have surrendered 180 home runs in addition to 662 total runs (21st in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 477 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.67 as a team over the course of the season.
The Tigers have dispatched 488 relief pitchers to the hill this year. The relievers have inherited 202 runners on the season and 36.1% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have recorded 34 saves for the season and have missed out on 16 of their 50 save opportunities. The Tigers relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 68.0% and has come into the game in 117 save situations. The relief pitchers have earned 63 holds for the season (18th in baseball). Tigers bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 130 times and also have had 137 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Detroit Tigers have notched a total of 3,620 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,252 assists and 74 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .985 which has them ranked 13th in baseball, and they have twisted 979 double plays. The Tigers have converted 69.6% of baseballs in play into outs in their 10,860 innings, ranking them 17th in the majors.
Peralta (53-59 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.57 while he has gone up against 3,656 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. He has surrendered 896 hits (9.5 hits per nine innings) and has 323 free passes. His ERA is 4.45 (418 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.442. Peralta has taken the ball for 845 frames and is sitting with 611 strikeouts during his pro baseball career.
The Pirates have a team slugging percentage of .362 and they earn 3.64 runs per contest (30th in the league). They have hit 208 doubles, while getting a free base 429 times as well as putting up 499 runs. Pittsburgh has recorded 109 home runs on the year to go along with 470 runs batted in. They have struck out on 1,129 instances (23rd in baseball) and have accounted for 1,054 base knocks. The Pittsburgh Pirates have tallied a team on-base percentage of .304 in addition to a batting average of .233 so far this year.
The Pirates are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.427 in addition to having a FIP of 4.74 as a squad so far this season. They have a ranking of 24th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,171. The Pittsburgh pitching staff have surrendered 708 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 5.13 (670 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.19 (1,109 strikeouts against 507 walks). They have allowed 180 long balls and they give up 5.42 runs per 9 innings (27th in the league).
Pittsburgh relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 34.3% out of their 175 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 107 times in high leverage situations in addition to 105 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 93 save situations, the Pirates have tallied 56 holds in addition to 16 blown saves. They sit at 25th in baseball holding a save percentage of 52.9%, and they have dispatched 477 relievers onto the diamond so far this year. Pittsburgh has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 34 save chances and they have tallied 18 saves.
Out of their 10,587 innings on the field, the Pirates have earned a efficiency on defense of 68.8% (24th in the majors). The Pittsburgh Pirates have turned 114 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .987 (5th in MLB). The Pirates have recorded 1,159 assists, 64 errors and have accounted for 3,529 putouts during this campaign.
Peters (7-10 career win-loss record) has earned a 5.56 earned run average and has conceded 10.3 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.73 and he has gone up against 667 hitters in his pro baseball career. He has surrendered 91 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.575 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.6. In his pro baseball career, Peters has allowed 168 hits while he has accumulated 111 strikeouts in 147 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-141)
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