Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 9/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Friday, September 24, 2021
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+170) Philadelphia (-238)
Kyle Gibson and the Philadelphia Phillies (78-74, 2nd in NL East) play the Pittsburgh Pirates (57-94, 5th in NL Central) at Citizens Bank Park on Friday. The line on this game has the Pirates priced at +170 and the Phillies are at -238. The total opens at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Miguel Yajure and Kyle Gibson.
Pittsburgh is slugging .363 and have struck out 1,233 times, while drawing a walk on 487 occasions. They have compiled 524 runs batted in in addition to 1,172 base knocks this season, and their average at the plate is at .235. The Pirates have earned 229 doubles as a squad and have hit 117 balls out of the stadium. They have earned a total of 560 runs while having a team OBP of .307. As a team, the Pittsburgh Pirates are notching 3.7 runs per game, which puts them at 30th in MLB.
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The Pirates have compiled a team ERA of 5.02 this season (28th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 1,218 hitters. They have walked 558 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.68 as a squad this season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.18 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.42. Pirates pitchers have allowed 194 home runs and 765 runs in total (24th in baseball).
The Pirates bullpen have recorded a save rate of 54.8% and has stepped onto the mound in 113 save situations. The relievers have inherited 183 runners this year and 33.9% of those players earned a run for their team. Pirates relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 110 times and also have had 122 appearances in high leverage situations. The Pirates have dispatched 533 relievers to the mound so far this year. The relievers have racked up 68 holds this season (22nd in baseball). They have recorded 23 saves on the season and have blown 19 out of their 42 save opportunities.
The Pirates have turned 68.9% of balls in play into outs out of 11,712 innings on the field, which ranks them 23rd in MLB. The Pittsburgh Pirates have accounted for 3,904 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,292 assists and 67 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .987 which has them sitting 4th in pro baseball, and they have turned 1,060 double plays.
Yajure has pitched in 16 innings and has accumulated 16 punch outs during his career. His earned run average is 2.76 (5 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 0.980. He has conceded 8 hits (4.4 hits per nine innings) with 8 walks. Yajure (0-1 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 5.26 and he has faced 63 opposing batters during his time in the majors.
Philadelphia has a total of 184 home runs on the year as well as 663 RBIs. They have notched 249 two-baggers, while walking 532 times and earning 695 runs. The Philadelphia Phillies have accounted for an OBP of .319 and a team batting average of .241 on the season. The Phillies have a team slugging percentage of .410 and they score 4.57 runs per contest (12th in the league). They have struck out on 1,304 instances (18th in the league) and have accounted for 1,218 hits.
The Philadelphia pitching staff have allowed 705 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 4.41 (654 earned runs surrendered). They have allowed 192 home runs and they surrender 4.76 runs per 9 innings (18th in the league). The Phillies have a team WHIP of 1.295 with a FIP of 4.17 as a squad so far this year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.95 (1,392 strikeouts against 472 walks). They come in at 16th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 1,255.
Philadelphia bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 41.0% out of 217 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 160 times in high leverage situations in addition to 139 occasions with base runners. With 143 save situations, the Phillies have 69 holds and also 33 blown saves. They sit at 27th in MLB with a save rate of 51.5%, and they have sent 496 relief pitchers onto the field on the year. Philadelphia has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 68 save opportunities and they have walked away with 35 saves.
The Philadelphia Phillies have twisted 130 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .984 (21st in professional baseball). The Phillies have 1,354 assists, 89 errors and have 4,001 putouts over the course of the season. In their 12,003 innings on the diamond, the Phillies are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (25th in professional baseball).
In his pro baseball career, Gibson has surrendered 1,366 base knocks while he has accumulated 1,044 K's in 1,326 frames. Gibson (79-82 career record) has earned a 4.43 earned run average and has conceded 9.3 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 653 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.394 and a FIP of 4.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.17 and he has faced 5,704 hitters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-238)
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