Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Mets Prediction, 7/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Mets
Date: Saturday, July 10, 2021
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+140) New York (-175)
Tyler Anderson and the Pittsburgh Pirates (32-54, 5th in NL Central) head to Citi Field on Saturday where they'll take on the New York Mets (45-38, 1st in NL East). The Pirates open this game at +140 while the Mets are priced at -175. The total is set at 8. The men taking the mound will be Tyler Anderson and Marcus Stroman.
Pittsburgh has a slugging rate of .357 and have been called out on strikes 705 times, while drawing a walk on 271 occasions. They have accumulated 284 RBI's as well as 656 hits on the season, and their average at the plate is .231. The Pirates have hit 131 doubles as a team and have hit 67 balls out of the park. They have racked up 301 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .303. As a team, the Pittsburgh Pirates are scoring 3.5 runs per game, which ranks them 30th in MLB.
Pirates pitchers have surrendered 101 long balls and also 417 runs in total (22nd in the league). They have walked 309 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.47 as a unit so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.27 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.36. The Pirates have an ERA of 4.78 for the year (25th in the league), and they have rung up 701 batters.
The Pirates have sent 298 relievers to the mound this year. The relievers have inherited 114 runners on the year with 28.9% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have 12 saves for the year and have blown 5 out of their 17 chances to save the game. The Pirates relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 70.6% and has stepped onto the mound in 52 save situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 33 holds over the course of the season (27th in MLB). Pirates relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 69 times and also have had 65 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have a total of 2,230 putouts this year, as well as 765 assists and 45 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .985 which is 9th in the majors, and have a total of 610 double plays. The Pirates have converted 69.6% of balls in play into outs out of 6,690 innings, ranking them 16th in pro baseball.
Anderson (26-35 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 4.45 and he has faced 2,327 opposing hitters in the majors. He has given up 549 hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) with 173 free passes. His ERA is 4.61 (281 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.315. Anderson has thrown 549 innings and has 486 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career.
The Mets have a team slugging percentage of .367 and they earn 3.65 runs per contest (29th in the league). They have recorded 107 doubles, while taking a walk 253 times and putting up 303 runs. New York has knocked in 80 home runs this season as well as 290 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 720 occasions (23rd in the league) and have recorded 596 base hits. The New York Mets have earned a team OBP of .308 as well as a batting average of .229 so far this season.
The Mets are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.147 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.57 as a pitching staff over the course of the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.26 (776 strikeouts vs 238 walks). They rank 1st in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 562. They have relinquished 79 dingers and they concede 3.87 runs per 9 innings (5th in baseball). The New York pitching staff have conceded 300 runs this season while having an ERA of 3.36 (260 earned runs conceded).
Sitting with 70 save situations, the Mets have 35 holds and 11 blown saves. New York has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 34 save chances and they have earned 23 saves. Their relievers have come in 84 times in high leverage situations in addition to 64 occasions with runners on. New York relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.5% of 96 inherited base runners. They are ranked 6th in baseball with a save rate of 67.6%, and they have dispatched 252 relievers onto the field for the season.
In their 6,279 innings played, the Mets have a defensive efficiency of 70.5% (9th in pro baseball). The New York Mets have turned 64 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (18th in baseball). The Mets have racked up 664 assists, 47 errors and have accumulated 2,093 putouts this year.
Stroman (57-53 career win-loss record) has earned a 3.65 ERA and has allowed 8.9 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.87 and he has gone up against 3,930 opposing batters so far in his career. He has given up 382 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.275 and having a FIP of 3.6. In his pro baseball career, Stroman has surrendered 933 base hits while he has accumulated 773 K's in 942 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+140)
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