San Diego Padres vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 4/13/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (-294) Pittsburgh (+185)
Blake Snell and the San Diego Padres (7-3, 2nd in NL West) go to PNC Park on Tuesday where they'll meet the Pittsburgh Pirates (3-6, 5th in NL Central). The moneyline on this contest has the Padres priced at -294 and the Pirates are at +185. The O/U opens at 7.5. The starting pitchers will be Blake Snell and Chad Kuhl.
As a unit, the San Diego Padres are knocking in 3.9 runs per game, which ranks them 22nd in baseball. They are sitting with 39 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .340. The Padres have earned 13 two-baggers as a team and have hit 12 baseballs out of the park. They have 37 runs batted in and 84 hits on the season, and their average at the plate is at .257. San Diego has a slugging percentage of .419 and have been rung up 69 times, while drawing a walk on 39 occasions.
Padres pitchers have yielded 11 long balls and 23 runs (28th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 23 opposing players and their FIP is 3.20 as a unit so far this year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 4.70 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 0.90. The Padres are sitting with a team ERA of 1.78 for the year (1st in baseball), and their staff has struck out 108 hitters.
Padres relief pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 6 times in addition to having 13 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have a total of 10 holds so far this year (1st in the league). The Padres relievers have accumulated a save rate of 100% and stepped onto the hill in 17 save situations. They have accumulated 6 saves this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 5 base runners on the season with none of them crossing the plate. The Padres have sent 38 relievers to the hill on the campaign.
Snell (42-30 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.50 while he has gone up against 2,335 opposing batters in the majors. He has surrendered 462 hits (7.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 238 walks. His earned run average is 3.21 (202 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.237. Snell has taken the hill for 565 innings and has totaled 664 punch outs in his MLB career.
The Pirates have a SLG% of .379 and they have an average of 3.78 runs per game (23rd in the league). They have notched 15 doubles, while taking a walk 38 times as well as scoring 34 runs. Pittsburgh has accumulated 9 home runs on the season to go along with 34 runs batted in. They have struck out on 90 occasions (9th in the league) and have a total of 69 base hits. The Pittsburgh Pirates have recorded an OBP of .324 as well as a team batting average of .232 on the season.
The Pittsburgh pitching staff have allowed 49 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 5.45 (46 earned runs surrendered). They have allowed 15 homers and they surrender 5.80 runs per 9 innings (25th in the league). The Pirates have a WHIP of 1.355 and have a FIP of 4.74 as a squad for the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.84 (91 strikeouts vs 32 walks). They come in at 15th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 71.
Pittsburgh has had relievers step onto the hill in 1 save chance and they have earned 1 save. They sit at 3rd in the league holding a save percentage of 100%, and they have sent 37 relief pitchers onto the diamond for the season. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 2 times in high leverage situations in addition to 7 occasions with runners on. Pittsburgh relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 22.0% out of their 9 inherited runners. Sitting with 5 save situations, the Pirates have amassed 3 holds and also 0 blown saves.
Kuhl (20-24 mark in his career) holds a 4.40 earned run average while giving up 8.8 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.03 and he has gone up against 1,584 batters during his pro baseball career. He has conceded a total of 179 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.419 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.5. During his career, Kuhl has given up 359 base knocks and he has 327 strikeouts in 366 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Diego (-294)
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