Miami Marlins vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 6/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Marlins vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (-105) Pittsburgh (-116)
Cody Poteet and the Miami Marlins (24-29, 4th in NL East) travel to PNC Park on Thursday where they'll meet the Pittsburgh Pirates (20-34, 5th in NL Central). The Pirates open this contest at -116 while the Marlins are priced at -105. The over/under opens at 7.5. The starting pitchers are Cody Poteet and Tyler Anderson.
Miami is slugging .363 and have struck out 525 times, while taking a walk on 154 occasions. They have compiled 191 runs batted in and 405 base knocks for the season, while their team batting average is at .231. The Marlins have tallied 75 doubles as a unit and have knocked 45 balls out of the park. They are sitting with 202 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .299. As a team, the Miami Marlins are knocking in 3.8 runs per outing, which has them at 25th in MLB.
Marlins pitchers have allowed 43 long balls in addition to 196 total runs (4th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 149 opposing players and their FIP is 3.53 as a team on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.01 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.17. The Marlins hold a team ERA of 3.44 over the course of the season (8th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 449 batters.
The Marlins bullpen have a save percentage of 45.5% and has come into the game in 41 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 55 runners on the season and 38.2% of those runners ended up scoring. Marlins relief pitchers have come into the game with players on base 35 times in addition to having 62 appearances in high leverage situations. The Marlins have sent 190 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The relief pitchers have accumulated 19 holds on the campaign (27th in the league). They have earned 10 saves for the season and have not converted 12 of their 22 save opportunities.
The Marlins have converted 70.5% of balls in play into outs in their 4,191 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 11th in the majors. The Miami Marlins have a tally of 1,397 putouts thus far, in addition to 463 assists and 30 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which has them ranked 13th in MLB, and they have twisted 354 double plays.
Poteet (2-1 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.13 and he has gone up against 82 opposing batters in the major leagues. He has given up 14 hits (5.9 hits per nine innings) and has 4 walks. His earned run average is 2.95 (7 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 0.844. Poteet has taken the hill for 21 innings and has 19 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career.
The Pirates have a team slugging % of .349 and they score 3.39 runs per game (30th in the league). They have hit 87 two-baggers, while taking a walk 165 times as well as notching 183 runs. Pittsburgh is sitting with 37 home runs on the campaign to go along with 173 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 463 occasions (21st in baseball) and have accounted for 407 hits. The Pittsburgh Pirates have a team OBP of .300 as well as a batting average of .228 so far this year.
The Pirates have a team WHIP of 1.349 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.43 as a pitching staff so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.44 (456 strikeouts vs 187 walks). They are sitting at 19th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 439. They have relinquished 68 home runs and they allow 5.16 runs per 9 innings (24th in the league). The Pittsburgh pitching staff have yielded 266 runs on the season while having a team ERA of 4.83 (249 earned runs relinquished).
Pittsburgh relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 23.9% out of 71 inherited runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 44 times in high leverage situations in addition to 43 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 35 save situations, the Pirates have accumulated 25 holds in addition to 2 blown saves. They are currently ranked 4th in the league with a save rate of 75.0%, and they have dispatched 187 bullpen pitchers onto the field this season. Pittsburgh has had relievers step onto the mound in 8 save chances and they have converted 6 saves.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have turned 43 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (21st in the majors). The Pirates have racked up 479 assists, 33 errors and have a total of 1,392 putouts so far this season. Out of their 4,176 innings on the field, the Pirates hold a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (19th in baseball).
During his career, Anderson has surrendered 514 base hits while he has earned 463 punch outs in 513 frames. He has surrendered 265 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.326 and having a FIP of 4.5. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.79 and he has gone up against 2,179 batters in his pro baseball career. Anderson (25-32 career record) is the owner of a 4.65 earned run average while giving up 9.0 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-116)
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