San Diego Padres vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 4/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (-222) Pittsburgh (+145)
PNC Park is the venue where Tyler Anderson and the Pittsburgh Pirates (3-7, 5th in NL Central) will play the San Diego Padres (8-3, 2nd in NL West) on Wednesday. The odds on this contest have the Padres priced at -222 and the Pirates are at +145. The over/under opens at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers are Joe Musgrove and Tyler Anderson.
San Diego has a slugging percentage of .415 and have struck out 79 times, while being walked on 43 occasions. They have earned 43 RBI's in addition to 94 hits on the season, while their team batting average comes in at .258. The Padres have accrued 14 doubles as a team and have hit 13 balls out of the park. They are sitting with 45 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .340. As a unit, the San Diego Padres are knocking in 4.1 runs per outing, which ranks them 20th in baseball.
The Padres have compiled a team ERA of 1.80 for the season (1st in the league), and the staff has rung up 117 hitters. They have walked 24 batters and their FIP comes in at 3.04 as a unit so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 4.88 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 0.89. Padres pitchers have given up 11 home runs in addition to 25 runs in total (29th in MLB).
Padres relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on 6 times in addition to having 13 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have 10 holds over the course of the season (1st in baseball). The Padres bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 100.0% and has come into the game in 17 save situations. They have recorded 6 saves this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 5 base runners on the campaign. The Padres have sent 40 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year.
Musgrove has pitched in 511 innings and has accounted for 483 K's during his career. His earned run average is 4.20 (239 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.202. He has given up 493 base hits (8.7 hits per nine innings) and has 122 walks. Musgrove (31-38 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.82 while he has gone up against 2,137 hitters in the major leagues.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .313 as well as a batting average of .227 this season. They have struck out on 99 occasions (10th in the league) and are sitting with 75 base hits. Pittsburgh has recorded 9 home runs so far this year to go along with 36 RBIs. The Pirates hold a team SLG% of .373 and they are scoring 3.60 runs per contest (23rd in MLB). They have recorded 17 doubles, while taking a walk 39 times as well as scoring 36 runs.
The Pirates have a WHIP of 1.376 and have a FIP of 4.62 as a team on the season. They have a ranking of 10th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 81. The Pittsburgh pitching staff have yielded 55 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 5.51 (52 earned runs allowed). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.81 (101 strikeouts vs 36 walks). They have yielded 16 dingers and they yield 5.82 runs per 9 innings (29th in MLB).
Pittsburgh has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 1 save opportunity and they have walked away with 1 save. They sit at 2nd in the league with a save percentage of 100.%, and they have dispatched 40 relievers onto the diamond for the season. Their relievers have come in 2 times in high leverage situations and also on 8 occasions with runners on base. Pittsburgh relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 20.0% of 10 inherited base runners. Sitting with 5 save situations, the Pirates have compiled 3 holds in addition to 0 blown saves.
So far in his career, Anderson has given up 478 hits while he has totaled 420 strikeouts in 467 innings pitched. Anderson (22-29 career record) has a 4.66 ERA while allowing 9.2 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 242 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.347 and a FIP of 4.5. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.78 and he has gone up against 1,989 hitters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+145)
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