Pittsburgh Pirates vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 7/20/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (-111) Arizona (-111)
Taylor Widener and the Arizona Diamondbacks (27-68, 5th in NL West) host the Pittsburgh Pirates (36-57, 5th in NL Central) at Chase Field on Tuesday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Pirates coming in at -111 and the Diamondbacks are at -111. The total is set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Tyler Anderson and Taylor Widener.
The Pirates have compiled 143 doubles as a unit and have hit 78 baseballs out of the stadium. Pittsburgh is slugging .367 and have been called out on strikes 751 times, while drawing a walk on 298 occasions. As a unit, the Pittsburgh Pirates are earning 3.6 runs per game, which ranks them 30th in MLB. They have tallied 319 runs batted in in addition to 728 hits on the campaign, and their batting average comes in at .236. They have earned a total of 338 runs scored and hold an OBP of .309.
The Pirates have compiled a team earned run average of 4.85 for the season (25th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 753 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.20 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.37. Pirates pitchers have surrendered 114 home runs and 456 total runs (23rd in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 343 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.59 as a unit for the season.
Pirates relief pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 73 times as well as having 70 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen are sitting with 41 holds so far this year (20th in baseball). The Pirates relievers have a save percentage of 70.0% and has entered the game in 63 save situations. They have earned 14 saves for the year and have not converted 6 of their 20 chances to save the game. The relievers have inherited 121 runners so far this year with 30.6% of those players earned a run for their team. The Pirates have dispatched 323 relief pitchers to the mound this season.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have amassed 2,401 putouts thus far, as well as 820 assists and 48 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .985 which is 8th in baseball, and have 655 double plays. The Pirates have turned 69.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 7,203 innings on the diamond, ranking them 15th in baseball.
Anderson (27-35 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 4.45 and he has gone up against 2,348 hitters in the major leagues. He has conceded 555 hits (9.0 hits per 9 innings) with 173 walks. His ERA is 4.60 (283 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.314. Anderson has taken the ball for 554 innings and has earned 488 punch outs during his career.
Arizona has accounted for 83 home runs on the campaign to go along with 366 RBIs. They have recorded 165 doubles, while walking 325 times and scoring 390 runs. The Arizona Diamondbacks have recorded an on-base percentage of .307 and a batting average of .231 this season. The Diamondbacks hold a team slugging percentage of .370 and they score 4.11 runs per contest (24th in MLB). They have been rung up on 857 occasions (7th in MLB) and have a total of 743 base hits.
The Diamondbacks have a team WHIP of 1.461 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.93 as a unit on the year. They sit at 30th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 885. The Arizona pitching staff have conceded 544 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 5.36 (491 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio is 2.30 (735 strikeouts vs 320 walks). They have given up 139 dingers and they relinquish 5.93 runs per 9 innings (30th in MLB).
Sitting with 65 save situations, the Diamondbacks have accumulated 37 holds and 18 blown saves. Arizona has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 28 save opportunities and they have earned 10 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 82 times in high leverage situations and also on 79 occasions with runners on. Arizona relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.3% out of 116 inherited runners. They rank 30th in the league holding a save rate of 35.7%, and they have sent 328 relief pitchers onto the diamond so far this season.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 60 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .982 (25th in the majors). The Diamondbacks have racked up 842 assists, 60 errors and have accounted for 2,475 putouts for the year. In their 7,425 innings on the field, the Diamondbacks hold a defensive efficiency of 67.8% (27th in MLB).
So far in his MLB career, Widener has allowed 37 hits while accumulating 47 strikeouts in 48 innings pitched. Widener (1-1 career record) has a 3.35 earned run average while giving up 6.9 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 18 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.221 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.7. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.14 and he has gone up against 210 batters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-111)
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