Pittsburgh Pirates vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 7/19/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Monday, July 19, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+110) Arizona (-135)
Caleb Smith and the Arizona Diamondbacks (26-68, 5th in NL West) host the Pittsburgh Pirates (36-56, 5th in NL Central) at Chase Field on Monday. The odds on this game have the Pirates priced at +110 and the Diamondbacks are at -135. The total is set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Chase De Jong and Caleb Smith.
The Pirates have hit 139 two-baggers as a team and have hit 78 balls out of the park. Pittsburgh has a slugging % of .367 and have struck out 744 times, while being walked on 293 occasions. As a squad, the Pittsburgh Pirates are compiling 3.6 runs/g, which has them sitting at 30th in the league. They have accrued 315 RBI's as well as 717 base knocks this season, and their team batting average is at .236. They have earned a total of 332 runs and have an on-base percentage of .308.
The Pirates have a team ERA of 4.84 for the season (25th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 742 hitters. They have walked 337 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.58 as a unit this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.20 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.37. Pirates pitchers have yielded 112 home runs and 449 total runs (23rd in MLB).
The Pirates relievers have a save percentage of 73.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 59 save situations. The relievers have inherited 119 base runners on the campaign and 30.3% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Pirates relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 71 times as well as having 67 appearances in high leverage situations. The Pirates have dispatched 318 relievers to the hill on the year. The relievers are sitting with 38 holds so far this year (25th in MLB). They have recorded 14 saves for the year and have blown 5 out of their 19 save chances.
The Pirates have transformed 69.8% of balls in play into outs out of their 7,122 innings, which has them sitting at 14th in the majors. The Pittsburgh Pirates have a tally of 2,374 putouts this year, as well as 813 assists and 47 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .985 which has them sitting 7th in MLB, and have a total of 651 double plays.
De Jong has taken the ball for 93 innings and is sitting with 68 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. De Jong (2-8 career record) holds a FIP of 5.81 while he has faced 418 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 6.48 (67 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.602. He has surrendered 106 hits (10.3 hits per 9 innings) with 43 walks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have accounted for an OBP of .305 in addition to a batting average of .230 over the course of the season. They have been rung up on 853 occasions (7th in baseball) and have 735 base hits. Arizona has a total of 82 home runs on the campaign as well as 361 RBIs. The Diamondbacks hold a slugging percentage of .369 and they score 4.09 runs per contest (25th in the league). They have 162 two-baggers, while taking a walk 314 times as well as putting up 384 runs.
The Diamondbacks are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.468 with a FIP of 4.97 as a unit so far this year. They come in at 30th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 878. The Arizona pitching staff have surrendered 540 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 5.37 (487 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.27 (727 strikeouts vs 320 bases on balls). They have surrendered 139 home runs and they relinquish 5.96 runs per 9 innings (30th in baseball).
Sitting with 64 save situations, the Diamondbacks have 37 holds and also 18 blown saves. Arizona has called on relievers to enter the game in 27 save chances and they have come away with 9 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 81 times in high leverage situations in addition to 78 occasions with runners on. Arizona relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 28.7% out of their 115 inherited runners. They are ranked 30th in baseball holding a save rate of 33.3%, and they have dispatched 327 relievers to the mound so far this season.
In 7,344 innings on the diamond, the Diamondbacks have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 67.8% (27th in baseball). The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 59 double plays and have a fielding rate of .982 (24th in the majors). The Diamondbacks have racked up 833 assists, 59 errors and have accumulated 2,448 putouts this year.
Thus far in his career, Smith has given up 278 hits and he has 370 punch outs in 334 frames. Smith (17-24 career mark) holds a 4.54 earned run average and has allowed 7.5 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 169 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.285 and having a FIP of 4.9. His K/BB ratio is 2.43 and he has gone up against 1,433 batters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Arizona (-135)
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