Miami Marlins vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 6/4/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Marlins vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Friday, June 4, 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 (24-30, 4th in NL East) travel to PNC Park on Friday where they'll meet the Pittsburgh Pirates (20-34, 5th in NL Central). The odds on this game have the Marlins priced at -105 and the Pirates are at -116. The total is set at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Cody Poteet and JT Brubaker.
The Marlins have accrued 75 doubles as a unit and have hit 49 balls out of the stadium. Miami is slugging .366 and have been called out on strikes 535 times, while taking a walk on 158 occasions. As a squad, the Miami Marlins are scoring 3.8 runs per game, which has them sitting at 24th in the league. They have tallied 196 RBI's and 411 hits on the campaign, and their team batting average comes in at .231. They have 207 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .299.
The Marlins have compiled a team earned run average of 3.47 this year (8th in the league), and the staff has rung up 464 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.99 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.18. Marlins pitchers have yielded 45 home runs and also 202 total runs (6th in baseball). They have walked 155 opposing players and their FIP sits at 3.56 as a squad this year.
The Marlins bullpen have earned a save percentage of 43.5% and has come into the game in 45 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 55 runners so far this season and 38.2% of those runners earned a run for their team. Marlins pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 35 times and also have had 64 appearances in high leverage situations. The Marlins have sent 195 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign. The bullpen are sitting with 22 holds this season (26th in baseball). They have accumulated 10 saves on the year and have not converted 13 of 23 save chances.
The Miami Marlins have a tally of 1,422 putouts on the year, as well as 467 assists and 32 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .983 which puts them in 16th in baseball, and have accumulated 362 double plays. The Marlins have transformed 70.2% of balls in play into outs out of 4,266 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 11th in professional baseball.
Poteet has thrown 21 innings and is sitting with 19 strikeouts in his MLB career. Poteet (2-1 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 3.14 while going up against 82 batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 2.95 (7 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 0.844. He has given up 14 hits (5.9 hits per 9 innings) and has 4 free passes.
The Pirates hold a team slugging percentage of .349 and they are scoring 3.39 runs per outing (30th in the league). They have hit 87 two-baggers, while taking a walk 165 times as well as scoring 183 runs. Pittsburgh has accounted for 37 home runs on the year as well as 173 RBIs. They have been rung up on 463 occasions (23rd in baseball) and have earned 407 hits. The Pittsburgh Pirates have a team OBP of .300 in addition to a batting average of .228 on the season.
The Pirates have a team WHIP of 1.351 and have a FIP of 4.43 as a team for the year. They rank 18th in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 440. The Pittsburgh pitching staff have given up 266 runs over the course of the season while holding a team ERA of 4.83 (249 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.44 (456 strikeouts against 187 bases on balls). They have conceded 68 dingers and they surrender 5.16 runs per 9 innings (24th in baseball).
Pittsburgh has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 8 save chances and they have tallied 6 saves. They sit at 4th in the league with a save percentage of 75.0%, and they have dispatched 187 relievers onto the diamond for the season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 44 times in high leverage situations and on 43 occasions with runners on base. Pittsburgh bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 23.9% out of 71 inherited base runners. With 35 save situations, the Pirates have tallied 25 holds and also 2 blown saves.
In 4,176 innings played, the Pirates have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (19th in professional baseball). The Pittsburgh Pirates have turned 43 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .983 (17th in the majors). The Pirates have accrued 479 assists, 32 errors and have 1,392 putouts so far this season.
During his pro baseball career, Brubaker has conceded 101 base knocks while earning 104 strikeouts in 102 innings pitched. Brubaker (5-7 career win-loss mark) has earned a 4.30 earned run average and has conceded 8.9 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 49 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.276 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. His K/BB ratio is 3.47 and he has gone up against 442 batters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-116)
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