Pittsburgh Pirates vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 5/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Max Fried and the Atlanta Braves (20-24, 4th in NL East) host the Pittsburgh Pirates (18-25, 5th in NL Central) at Truist Park on Sunday.
The Pirates have compiled 70 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 29 baseballs out of the park. Pittsburgh has a slugging rate of .347 and have been rung up 373 times, while drawing a walk on 136 occasions. As a team, the Pittsburgh Pirates are scoring 3.5 runs per game, which has them sitting at 30th in baseball. They have accrued 143 runs batted in as well as 330 base knocks this year, while their batting average is at .229. They have notched a total of 151 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .303.
The Pirates have an ERA of 4.43 so far this year (21st in the league), and the staff has rung up 369 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 151 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.12 as a team on the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.44 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.30. Pirates pitchers have allowed 46 home runs and also 199 runs (20th in the league).
The Pirates relievers have a save percentage of 85.7% and has entered the game in 29 save situations. The relievers have inherited 56 runners on the campaign and 30.4% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Pirates relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 36 times and also have had 39 appearances in high leverage situations. The Pirates have sent 151 relievers to the hill so far this season. The bullpen have 20 holds so far this season (20th in MLB). They have recorded 6 saves for the year and have blown 1 of 7 chances to get a save.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are sitting with 1,122 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 396 assists and 27 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which has them ranked 19th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 309 double plays. The Pirates have converted 69.8% of balls in play into outs out of their 3,366 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 14th in professional baseball.
Brubaker has pitched in 91 innings and is sitting with 92 K's so far in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.14 (42 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.303. He has given up 90 hits (8.9 hits per 9 innings) and has 29 walks. Brubaker (4-6 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.22 and he has gone up against 394 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
Atlanta has accounted for 65 home runs on the season as well as 193 runs batted in. They have put up 63 doubles, while getting a free base 152 times and notching 200 runs. The Atlanta Braves have compiled an on-base percentage of .309 as well as a team batting average of .227 on the campaign. The Braves hold a slugging percentage of .414 and they score 4.55 runs per contest (10th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 409 occasions (10th in the league) and have recorded 326 base knocks.
The Atlanta pitching staff have surrendered 219 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 4.51 (194 earned runs given up). They have given up 59 home runs and they concede 5.09 runs per 9 innings (24th in baseball). The Braves have a team WHIP of 1.374 and have a FIP of 4.40 as a team this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.57 (409 strikeouts vs 159 free passes). They are currently ranked 24th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 373.
Atlanta relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 30.9% out of their 68 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 77 times in high leverage situations in addition to 45 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 44 save situations, the Braves have amassed 27 holds and 8 blown saves. They are ranked 23rd in MLB holding a save rate of 50.0%, and they have sent 166 relief pitchers onto the diamond this season. Atlanta has called on relievers to take the mound in 16 save opportunities and they have recorded 8 saves.
In 3,486 innings on the diamond, the Braves are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 68.5% (22nd in MLB). The Atlanta Braves have twisted 29 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .987 (5th in the majors). The Braves have accrued 401 assists, 21 errors and have 1,162 putouts so far this year.
During his career, Fried has surrendered 306 hits while accumulating 321 punch outs in 309 innings pitched. Fried (27-13 career win-loss mark) has earned a 3.70 earned run average and has given up 8.9 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 127 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.342 and a FIP of 3.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.94 and he has faced 1,318 batters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta
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