Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 9/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+190) Philadelphia (-230)
Wil Crowe and the Pittsburgh Pirates (57-95, 5th in NL Central) go to Citizens Bank Park on Saturday where they'll take on the Philadelphia Phillies (79-74, 2nd in NL East). The Pirates open this contest at +190 while the Phillies are priced at -230. The total opens at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Wil Crowe and Ranger Suarez.
Pittsburgh has a slugging rate of .363 and have been called out on strikes 1,233 times, while drawing a walk on 487 occasions. They have compiled 524 runs batted in and 1,172 hits on the year, and their batting average comes in at .235. The Pirates have hit 229 doubles as a team and have knocked 117 baseballs out of the park. They have earned a total of 560 runs while holding a team OBP of .307. As a squad, the Pittsburgh Pirates are notching 3.7 runs per game, which ranks them 30th in MLB.
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The Pirates have an ERA of 5.02 for the year (28th in the league), and they have struck out 1,218 batters. They have walked 558 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.68 as a unit on the year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.18 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.42. Pirates pitchers have surrendered 194 home runs and 765 total runs (24th in baseball).
The Pirates relievers have a save percentage of 54.8% and has entered the game in 113 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 183 runners for the year and 33.9% of them crossed the plate. Pirates relief pitchers have come into the game with players on base 110 times and also have had 122 appearances in high leverage situations. The Pirates have dispatched 533 relievers to the mound for the year. The relief pitchers have recorded 68 holds on the campaign (22nd in MLB). They have accumulated 23 saves on the year and have not converted 19 of their 42 save opportunities.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are sitting with 3,904 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,292 assists and 67 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .987 which is 4th in professional baseball, and have a total of 1,060 double plays. The Pirates have converted 68.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 11,712 innings on the field, which has them sitting 23rd in MLB.
Crowe (4-9 career mark) has earned a FIP of 6.19 while facing 525 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. He has surrendered 131 base knocks (10.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 59 free passes. His earned run average is 6.22 (79 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.662. Crowe has pitched in 114 frames and is sitting with 108 K's during his career.
Philadelphia has a total of 184 home runs on the campaign and 663 runs batted in. They have recorded 249 doubles, while getting a free base 532 times and scoring 695 runs. The Philadelphia Phillies have an on-base percentage of .319 in addition to a team batting average of .241 on the year. The Phillies hold a slugging % of .410 and they score 4.57 runs per game (12th in baseball). They have been rung up on 1,304 instances (18th in the league) and are sitting with 1,218 hits.
The Philadelphia pitching staff have given up 705 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 4.41 (654 earned runs allowed). They have relinquished 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 in addition to having a FIP of 4.17 as a pitching staff this year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.95 (1,392 strikeouts vs 472 bases on balls). They sit at 16th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,255.
Philadelphia bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 41.0% out of their 217 inherited base runners. Their relief 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 recorded 69 holds in addition to 33 blown saves. They rank 27th in the league with a save percentage of 51.5%, and they have dispatched 496 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond over the course of the season. Philadelphia has called on relievers to enter the game in 68 save opportunities and they have walked away with 35 saves.
Out of their 12,003 innings on the diamond, the Phillies hold a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (25th in professional baseball). The Philadelphia Phillies have turned 130 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (21st in professional baseball). The Phillies have 1,354 assists, 89 errors and have a total of 4,001 putouts so far this season.
Suarez (13-8 record in his career) holds a 2.91 earned run average and has allowed 8.3 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.69 and he has gone up against 663 hitters during his career. He has given up a total of 51 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.268 and having a FIP of 3.6. During his career, Suarez has conceded 146 hits while he has earned 145 strikeouts in 157 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-230)
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