Pittsburgh Pirates vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 4/20/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+120) Detroit (-130)
Michael Fulmer and the Detroit Tigers (6-10, 5th in AL Central) play the Pittsburgh Pirates (7-9, 4th in NL Central) at Comerica Park on Tuesday. The Tigers open this game at -130 while the Pirates are coming in at +120. The total is set at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Tyler Anderson and Michael Fulmer.
The Pirates have hit 29 two-baggers as a team and have hit 14 baseballs out of the stadium. Pittsburgh is slugging .377 and have struck out 154 times, while taking a walk on 59 occasions. As a squad, the Pittsburgh Pirates are notching 4.1 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 19th in baseball. They have earned 63 RBI's in addition to 127 hits on the year, and their batting average sits at .235. They have racked up 65 runs while holding a team OBP of .319.
Pirates pitchers have yielded 21 home runs and 81 runs (26th in baseball). They have walked 65 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.59 as a team this season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.26 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.37. The Pirates are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.92 this year (26th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 147 batters.
The Pirates relievers have compiled a save rate of 50.0% and has entered the game in 14 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 22 runners on the campaign with 13.6% of those runners earned a run for their team. Pirates bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 15 times in addition to having 11 appearances in high leverage situations. The Pirates have dispatched 64 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. The relievers have notched 10 holds on the year (8th in the league). They have accumulated 1 save this year and have blown 1 out of their 2 save opportunities.
Anderson (23-29 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.46 while he has gone up against 2,010 opposing hitters in the majors. He has surrendered 482 base hits (9.2 hits per 9 innings) and has had 153 walks. His ERA is 4.63 (243 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.344. Anderson has taken the ball for 472 frames and has earned 422 strikeouts during his career.
Detroit has accumulated 20 HRs so far this year as well as 55 runs batted in. They have notched 16 doubles, while taking a walk 45 times and putting up 55 runs. The Detroit Tigers have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .278 and a batting average of .212 for the year. The Tigers have a team SLG% of .369 and they score 3.44 runs per game (27th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 161 occasions (4th in baseball) and have a total of 111 hits.
The Tigers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.433 and have a FIP of 5.30 as a team for the season. They rank 24th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 128. The Detroit pitching staff have conceded 83 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 5.14 (79 earned runs yielded). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.86 (130 strikeouts vs 70 walks). They have conceded 26 dingers and they allow 5.41 runs per 9 innings (30th in MLB).
Detroit relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 34.6% out of 26 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 9 times in high leverage situations and on 14 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 14 save situations, the Tigers have amassed 8 holds and 2 blown saves. They rank 14th in the league with a save rate of 60.0%, and they have dispatched 49 relievers to the mound for the season. Detroit has called on relievers to take the mound in 5 save opportunities and they have tallied 3 saves.
Fulmer (25-33 career win-loss mark) holds a 4.07 earned run average while giving up 8.5 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.75 and he has faced 2,061 hitters in his pro baseball career. He has surrendered a total of 224 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.225 and a FIP of 4.1. During his career, Fulmer has allowed 466 base hits while he has earned 388 strikeouts in 495 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Detroit (-130)
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