San Diego Padres vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 4/12/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Monday, April 12, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (-172) Pittsburgh (+115)
Trevor Cahill and the Pittsburgh Pirates (1-6, 5th in NL Central) host the San Diego Padres (5-3, 2nd in NL West) at PNC Park on Monday. The Padres open this game at -172 while the Pirates are coming in at +115. The total is set at 9.5. The starting pitchers are Yu Darvish and Trevor Cahill.
The Padres have accumulated 11 doubles as a squad and have smacked 7 baseballs out of the stadium. San Diego has a slugging % of .390 and have been called out on strikes 61 times, while taking a walk on 32 occasions. As a unit, the San Diego Padres are notching 3.8 runs per outing, which has them at 19th in MLB. They have amassed 29 RBI's and 65 hits on the year, while their average at the plate is sitting at .251. They have accumulated 30 runs and hold an OBP of .337.
The Padres have an earned run average of 1.73 on the year (1st in baseball), and the staff has struck out 86 batters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 5.06 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 0.88. Padres pitchers have allowed 10 home runs and 19 runs in total (28th in baseball). They have walked 17 batters and their FIP sits at 3.33 as a team on the season.
The Padres relief pitchers have entered the game in 8 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 2 runners for the season. Padres pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 3 times in addition to having 8 appearances in high leverage situations. The Padres have dispatched 27 relievers to the mound for the season. The bullpen have earned 3 holds on the year (17th in baseball). They have accumulated 4 saves over the course of the season.
Darvish (71-56 career record) sits with a FIP of 3.44 and he has gone up against 4,696 batters in the majors. He has allowed 920 base knocks (7.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 400 free passes. His ERA is 3.47 (439 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.160. Darvish has taken the hill for 1,137 innings and has accounted for 1,405 punch outs in his MLB career.
The Pirates hold a team SLG% of .346 and they average 2.71 runs per game (30th in MLB). They have put up 10 two-baggers, while walking 28 times as well as putting up 19 runs. Pittsburgh has knocked in 7 home runs over the course of the season as well as 19 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 69 occasions (16th in MLB) and have notched a total of 46 base hits. The Pittsburgh Pirates have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .291 in addition to a batting average of .202 this year.
The Pittsburgh pitching staff have given up 46 runs this season while having an ERA of 6.83 (44 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 14 dingers and they relinquish 7.14 runs per 9 innings (30th in baseball). The Pirates hold a team WHIP of 1.500 and are the owners of a FIP of 5.48 as a unit on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.38 (69 strikeouts against 29 walks). They come in at 13th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 58.
Pittsburgh has had relief pitchers take the mound in 1 save chance and they have tallied 1 save. They have dispatched 30 relievers to the hill for the season. Their relievers have taken the field 2 times in high leverage situations and on 6 occasions with runners on base. Pittsburgh relievers have an inherited score rate of 25.0% out of their 8 inherited base runners. Sitting with 5 save situations, the Pirates have 3 holds.
So far in his pro baseball career, Cahill has surrendered 1,414 hits while he has accumulated 1,123 punch outs in 1,474 innings pitched. He has allowed a total of 693 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.366 and a FIP of 4.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.87 and he has faced 6,314 opposing batters in his career. Cahill (85-95 record in his career) has earned a 4.23 ERA while giving up 8.6 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+115)
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