San Diego Padres vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 4/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (-185) Pittsburgh (+170)
Chris Paddack and the San Diego Padres (8-4, 2nd in NL West) are headed to PNC Park on Thursday where they'll take on the Pittsburgh Pirates (4-7, 5th in NL Central). The Padres open this matchup at -185 while the Pirates are coming in at +170. The total is set at 8. The starting pitchers are Chris Paddack and Mitch Keller.
San Diego has a slugging % of .409 and have been rung up 85 times, while being walked on 56 occasions. They have earned 46 RBI's and 100 base knocks for the season, and their team batting average is sitting at .254. The Padres have earned 15 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 14 baseballs out of the park. They have accumulated 49 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .354. As a unit, the San Diego Padres are scoring 4.1 runs per game, which has them sitting at 20th in baseball.
The Padres are sitting with a team ERA of 2.25 so far this year (1st in MLB), and the staff has rung up 125 hitters. They have walked 28 hitters and their FIP is 3.12 as a squad on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 4.46 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 0.97. Padres pitchers have allowed 11 home runs and also 33 runs in total (28th in baseball).
The Padres relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 100% and stepped onto the hill in 17 save situations. The relievers have inherited 11 base runners this year with 0% of those runners earned a run for their team. Padres relief pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 8 times and also have had 14 appearances in high leverage situations. The Padres have dispatched 44 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. The relief pitchers are sitting with 10 holds over the course of the season (1st in baseball). They have earned 6 saves for the season.
Paddack (13-13 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.23 and he has gone up against 849 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has allowed 175 base knocks (7.6 hits per nine innings) with 47 free passes. His ERA is 3.81 (88 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.069. Paddack has thrown 207 frames and has racked up 217 K's in his pro baseball career.
The Pirates hold a slugging percentage of .378 and they are earning 4.00 runs per contest (23rd in baseball). They have 20 doubles, while taking a walk 43 times as well as putting up 44 runs. Pittsburgh has tallied 9 home runs this year as well as 44 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 107 occasions (12th in baseball) and have 87 hits. The Pittsburgh Pirates have accounted for an OBP of .329 and a team batting average of .238 on the year.
The Pirates have a WHIP of 1.447 in addition to having a FIP of 5.00 as a staff on the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.18 (107 strikeouts against 49 bases on balls). They rank 12th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 87. They have conceded 17 home runs and they relinquish 5.65 runs per 9 innings (25th in baseball). The Pittsburgh pitching staff have conceded 59 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 5.27 (55 earned runs conceded).
Pittsburgh has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 1 save opportunity and they have earned 1 save. They sit at 3rd in the league with a save rate of 100%, and they have dispatched 46 relievers onto the diamond for the year. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 5 times in high leverage situations and also on 11 occasions with runners on. Pittsburgh relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 12.5% of 16 inherited base runners. Sitting with 9 save situations, the Pirates have compiled 6 holds and also 0 blown saves.
So far in his career, Keller has given up 88 base knocks while he has totaled 92 K's in 77 innings pitched. He has conceded 49 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.635 and having a FIP of 4.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.36 and he has gone up against 350 opposing batters during his MLB career. Keller (3-7 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 5.68 earned run average and has conceded 10.2 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+170)
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