Pittsburgh Pirates vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 7/21/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+110) Arizona (-135)
Madison Bumgarner and the Arizona Diamondbacks (28-68, 5th in NL West) play the Pittsburgh Pirates (36-58, 5th in NL Central) at Chase Field on Wednesday. The Diamondbacks open this game at -135 while the Pirates are coming in at +110. The over/under is set at 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Chad Kuhl and Madison Bumgarner.
Pittsburgh is slugging .366 and have been called out on strikes 761 times, while drawing a walk on 301 occasions. They have compiled 321 runs batted in as well as 738 base knocks so far this season, while their team batting average is .237. The Pirates have compiled 144 doubles as a unit and have hit 78 baseballs out of the stadium. They have a total of 340 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .309. As a squad, the Pittsburgh Pirates are notching 3.6 runs per game, which puts them at 30th in MLB.
The Pirates hold a team ERA of 4.84 on the season (25th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 760 hitters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.20 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.37. Pirates pitchers have allowed 117 home runs and 460 runs in total (21st in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 345 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.62 as a team this season.
Pirates pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 73 times as well as having 70 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 41 holds so far this season (21st in MLB). The Pirates relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 70.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 63 save situations. They have recorded 14 saves over the course of the season and have not converted 6 out of their 20 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 121 runners on the campaign with 30.6% of those players crossed home plate. The Pirates have sent 326 relief pitchers to the mound this season.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have a tally of 2,425 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 828 assists and 48 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .985 which puts them in 7th in baseball, and they have turned 660 double plays. The Pirates have converted 69.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 7,275 innings, which has them sitting at 13th in baseball.
Kuhl has taken the ball for 415 innings and is sitting with 365 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. Kuhl (23-28 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.57 while he has faced 1,795 opposing batters in the majors. His ERA is 4.35 (201 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.410. He has allowed 400 base hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 186 walks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have tallied a team on-base percentage of .308 in addition to a batting average of .232 this year. They have been rung up on 864 occasions (7th in MLB) and have recorded 753 hits. Arizona has knocked in 86 home runs this year and 370 runs batted in. The Diamondbacks hold a team slugging % of .374 and they are scoring 4.10 runs per game (24th in baseball). They have tallied 167 doubles, while taking a walk 327 times as well as scoring 394 runs.
The Diamondbacks hold a team WHIP of 1.460 and have a FIP of 4.90 as a team on the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.31 (745 strikeouts against 323 bases on balls). They sit at 30th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 895. They have allowed 139 home runs and they relinquish 5.89 runs per 9 innings (30th in MLB). The Arizona pitching staff have yielded 546 runs this season while holding an ERA of 5.32 (493 earned runs yielded).
Arizona has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 29 save chances and they have tallied 11 saves. They are ranked 30th in the league holding a save percentage of 37.9%, and they have sent 332 relief pitchers onto the diamond over the course of the season. Their relievers have come in 84 times in high leverage situations and on 81 occasions with base runners. Arizona bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 29.8% of 121 inherited base runners. Sitting with 69 save situations, the Diamondbacks have amassed 39 holds and 18 blown saves.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 60 double plays and have a fielding rate of .982 (25th in professional baseball). The Diamondbacks have recorded 847 assists, 60 errors and have earned 2,502 putouts over the course of the season. In 7,506 innings on the diamond, the Diamondbacks hold a defensive efficiency of 67.8% (27th in baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Bumgarner has surrendered 1,728 base knocks and he has 1,892 punch outs in 1,953 frames. He has conceded 711 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.120 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.11 and he has faced 7,977 batters so far in his career. Bumgarner (124-102 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 3.28 earned run average while surrendering 8.0 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Arizona (-135)
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