Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 8/22/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Monday, August 22, 2022
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh Pirates (47-73) will play the Atlanta Braves (75-47) at PNC Park on Monday. The pitchers taking the mound will be Jake Odorizzi and Mitch Keller.
The Braves have compiled 229 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 185 balls out of the park. Atlanta has a slugging percentage of .445 and have struck out 1,128 times, while drawing a walk on 354 occasions. As a team, the Atlanta Braves are putting up 4.9 runs per outing, which has them at 3rd in the league. They have 568 RBI's in addition to 1,049 base knocks on the campaign, and their batting average sits at .252. They are sitting with 596 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .317.
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The Braves have a team ERA of 3.58 on the campaign (6th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,168 hitters. They have walked 383 hitters and their FIP sits at 3.45 as a team for the year. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.05 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.22. Braves pitchers have given up 107 home runs and also 478 total runs (8th in MLB).
Braves bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 107 times as well as having 136 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have earned 74 holds for the season (8th in the league). The Braves relievers have recorded a save rate of 65.6% and has stepped onto the mound in 141 save situations. They have recorded 42 saves on the campaign and have blown 22 out of their 64 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 155 runners so far this year with 33.5% of those runners earned a run for their team. The Braves have sent 383 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Atlanta Braves are sitting with 3,283 putouts on the campaign, as well as 1,059 assists and 55 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .987 which ranks 6th in baseball, and have accumulated 86 double plays. The Braves have converted 69.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 9,849 innings, which has them ranked 19th in pro baseball.
Odorizzi (72-68 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.16 while he has faced 5,135 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 1,105 hits (8.1 hits per nine innings) and has 415 walks. His earned run average is 3.96 (537 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.245. Odorizzi has thrown 1,220 innings and has tallied 1,140 strikeouts during his career.
Pittsburgh has recorded 118 home runs for the year to go along with 406 RBIs. They have 162 two-baggers, while taking a walk 354 times as well as recording 435 runs. The Pittsburgh Pirates have earned an on-base percentage of .289 and a team batting average of .221 on the campaign. The Pirates have a slugging percentage of .362 and they are scoring 3.62 runs per contest (28th in baseball). They have struck out on 1,114 occasions (3rd in the league) and have notched a total of 872 base hits.
The Pirates have a WHIP of 1.424 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.28 as a squad on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.18 (910 strikeouts against 417 walks). They rank 27th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 1,082. They have given up 124 dingers and they relinquish 5.17 runs per 9 innings (27th in baseball). The Pittsburgh pitching staff have yielded 605 runs this season while having a team ERA of 4.65 (544 earned runs conceded).
Pittsburgh has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 47 save chances and they have earned 26 saves. They are currently ranked 27th in baseball with a save percentage of 55.3%, and they have dispatched 377 relievers to the hill on the campaign. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 129 times in high leverage situations and also on 120 occasions with runners on. Pittsburgh relievers have an inherited score percentage of 36.0% out of 178 inherited base runners. Sitting with 106 save situations, the Pirates have earned 56 holds and 21 blown saves.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have gotten 117 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .981 (30th in MLB). The Pirates have accrued 1,137 assists, 84 errors and have amassed 3,159 putouts during this campaign. In 9,477 innings on the field, the Pirates hold a defensive efficiency of 67.5% (29th in MLB).
During his MLB career, Keller has conceded 336 hits while tallying 265 strikeouts in 284 innings pitched. Keller (11-26 career mark) holds a 5.41 earned run average and has surrendered 10.6 hits per nine innings. He has conceded 171 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.619 and having a FIP of 4.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.12 and he has faced 1,282 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta
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