Pittsburgh Pirates vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 5/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Bryse Wilson and the Atlanta Braves (20-23, 3rd in NL East) play the Pittsburgh Pirates (17-25, 5th in NL Central) at Truist Park on Saturday.
The Pirates have tallied 69 two-baggers as a team and have hit 26 baseballs out of the park. Pittsburgh has a slugging % of .344 and have been rung up 352 times, while drawing a walk on 130 occasions. As a unit, the Pittsburgh Pirates are earning 3.4 runs per game, which is 30th in the league. They have accounted for 132 runs batted in as well as 309 hits so far this season, and their team batting average comes in at .227. They have earned 140 runs scored while having a team OBP of .302.
Pirates pitchers have relinquished 44 home runs and 187 runs (18th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 140 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.11 as a unit on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.49 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.28. The Pirates have a team ERA of 4.35 this season (20th in the league), and the staff has rung up 348 batters.
The Pirates relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 85.7% and has entered the game in 29 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 53 runners for the season with 26.4% of those players ended up scoring. Pirates relief pitchers have come into the game with players on base 35 times in addition to having 35 appearances in high leverage situations. The Pirates have sent 143 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. The relief pitchers have racked up 20 holds on the year (18th in the league). They have compiled 6 saves on the campaign and have blown 1 of their 7 save chances.
The Pirates have converted 70.0% of balls in play into outs out of their 3,204 innings, which has them sitting at 13th in the majors. The Pittsburgh Pirates have accumulated 1,068 putouts on the year, as well as 385 assists and 26 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .982 which is 20th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 295 double plays.
Keller (4-11 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.36 while he has gone up against 469 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 120 base knocks (10.6 hits per nine innings) with 54 free passes. His earned run average is 6.24 (71 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.700. Keller has taken the hill for 102 frames and has racked up 115 strikeouts in his MLB career.
Atlanta has accounted for 62 home runs on the season as well as 185 runs batted in. They have put up 59 two-baggers, while taking a walk 146 times as well as racking up 191 runs. The Atlanta Braves are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .308 and a batting average of .225 over the course of the season. The Braves have a team SLG% of .413 and they score 4.55 runs per contest (12th in MLB). They have struck out on 387 occasions (11th in the league) and have a total of 308 base hits.
The Braves have a team WHIP of 1.396 and have a FIP of 4.47 as a squad this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.46 (386 strikeouts against 157 bases on balls). They rank 25th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 357. They have conceded 56 homers and they concede 5.11 runs per 9 innings (24th in the league). The Atlanta pitching staff have given up 209 runs this season while having a team ERA of 4.60 (188 earned runs conceded).
Sitting with 41 save situations, the Braves have earned 26 holds and also 6 blown saves. Atlanta has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 14 save opportunities and they have tallied 8 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 69 times in high leverage situations in addition to 41 occasions with runners on base. Atlanta bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.0% out of 62 inherited base runners. They sit at 18th in the league with a save rate of 57.1%, and they have sent 156 bullpen pitchers to the hill so far this season.
Out of their 3,315 innings on the diamond, the Braves have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.4% (24th in baseball). The Atlanta Braves have twisted 28 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .987 (5th in pro baseball). The Braves have accrued 383 assists, 20 errors and have amassed 1,105 putouts for the season.
Thus far in his career, Wilson has allowed 76 hits and he has 48 punch outs in 60 frames. Wilson (4-3 career mark) has a 5.79 earned run average while conceding 11.3 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 39 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.747 and having a FIP of 5.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.60 and he has gone up against 278 hitters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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