Miami Marlins vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 6/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Marlins vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (-141) Pittsburgh (+115)
Chase De Jong and the Pittsburgh Pirates (21-34, 5th in NL Central) host the Miami Marlins (24-31, 4th in NL East) at PNC Park on Saturday. The line on this matchup has the Marlins priced at -141 and the Pirates are at +115. The total is set at 7. The men taking the mound will be Trevor Rogers and Chase De Jong.
The Marlins have hit 77 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 49 balls out of the park. Miami is slugging .365 and have been called out on strikes 540 times, while being walked on 160 occasions. As a team, the Miami Marlins are scoring 3.8 runs per game, which has them at 25th in MLB. They have compiled 199 runs batted in as well as 418 base knocks on the year, while their team batting average is .230. They have earned a total of 210 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .299.
Marlins pitchers have surrendered 46 home runs and also 207 runs (5th in the league). They have walked 157 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.56 as a team on the season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.01 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.17. The Marlins are sitting with a team ERA of 3.51 for the year (8th in the league), and the staff has struck out 472 hitters.
The Marlins bullpen have a save rate of 41.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 49 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 57 base runners on the year with 36.8% of them earned a run for their team. Marlins relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 37 times in addition to having 66 appearances in high leverage situations. The Marlins have sent 200 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. The relief pitchers have racked up 25 holds this season (18th in the league). They have 10 saves over the course of the season and have missed out on 14 of 24 save opportunities.
The Miami Marlins have a tally of 1,446 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 473 assists and 33 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .983 which has them ranked 18th in baseball, and they have twisted 370 double plays. The Marlins have turned 70.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of 4,338 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 12th in baseball.
Rogers has taken the ball for 90 innings and has tallied 115 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.18 (32 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.257. He has given up 79 base knocks (7.8 hits per 9 innings) and has had 35 free passes. Rogers (7-5 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.05 and he has gone up against 379 opposing batters in the majors.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .299 as well as a team batting average of .228 so far this year. They have been rung up on 471 instances (22nd in baseball) and have recorded 414 hits. Pittsburgh has accounted for 38 HRs on the season and 178 runs batted in. The Pirates hold a slugging percentage of .351 and they tally 3.42 runs per game (30th in MLB). They have recorded 88 two-baggers, while getting a free base 167 times and recording 188 runs.
The Pirates hold a team WHIP of 1.345 in addition to having a FIP of 4.40 as a staff over the course of the season. They are sitting at 18th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 447. The Pittsburgh pitching staff have allowed 269 runs on the season while holding an ERA of 4.79 (252 earned runs allowed). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.44 (461 strikeouts vs 189 bases on balls). They have given up 68 home runs and they give up 5.12 runs per 9 innings (24th in baseball).
Pittsburgh has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 9 save opportunities and they have tallied 7 saves. They are ranked 4th in MLB with a save rate of 77.8%, and they have dispatched 191 relievers onto the diamond on the season. Their relief pitchers have come in 46 times in high leverage situations in addition to 45 occasions with runners on base. Pittsburgh relievers have an inherited score percentage of 25.3% out of 75 inherited runners. Sitting with 36 save situations, the Pirates have earned 25 holds and 2 blown saves.
Out of their 4,257 innings played, the Pirates have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 69.2% (19th in baseball). The Pittsburgh Pirates have turned 43 double plays and have a fielding rate of .984 (14th in baseball). The Pirates have 491 assists, 32 errors and have a tally of 1,419 putouts over the course of the season.
So far in his career, De Jong has conceded 67 base hits while totaling 40 K's in 59 innings. De Jong (1-5 mark in his career) has a 6.67 earned run average while surrendering 10.2 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 44 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.601 and a FIP of 5.7. His K/BB ratio is 1.43 and he has gone up against 266 hitters in his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+115)
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