Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 6/8/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+100) Pittsburgh (-120)
The Pittsburgh Pirates (24-28) will go up against the Detroit Tigers (21-33) at PNC Park on Wednesday. The odds on this game have Detroit at +100 and Pittsburgh is at -120. The betting total comes in at 7.5. The starting pitchers will be Alex Faedo and Mitch Keller.
As a unit, the Detroit Tigers are notching 2.8 runs per outing, which has them at 30th in baseball. They are sitting with 150 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .278. The Tigers have tallied 69 two-baggers as a team and have hit 30 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 145 RBI's and 380 hits for the season, while their average at the plate comes in at .218. Detroit owns a slugging percentage of .318 and have struck out 461 times, while drawing a walk on 128 occasions.
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The Tigers have compiled a team ERA of 3.67 so far this year (10th in the league), and their staff has struck out 412 batters. They have walked 160 opposing players and their FIP is 3.93 as a team on the campaign. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.58 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.18. Tigers pitchers have allowed 53 home runs in addition to 214 total runs (7th in baseball).
Tigers bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 38 times as well as having 56 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have recorded 26 holds this season (19th in the league). The Tigers bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 76.5% and has entered the game in 45 save situations. They have earned 13 saves for the season and have blown 4 of their 17 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 62 runners for the season with 19.4% of those runners earned a run for their team. The Tigers have sent 190 relievers to the mound so far this season.
The Detroit Tigers have notched a total of 1,413 putouts on the campaign, as well as 463 assists and 31 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which has them ranked 19th in baseball, and have 40 double plays. The Tigers have converted 72.1% of balls in play into outs out of their 4,239 innings, which has them sitting at 5th in the majors.
Faedo has pitched in 32 innings and has tallied 21 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.09 (11 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.313. He has given up 32 base knocks (9.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 10 free passes. Faedo (1-2 mark in his career) has a FIP of 3.98 and he has faced 133 hitters during his time in the major leagues.
The Pittsburgh Pirates hold a team OBP of .299 in addition to a batting average of .226 this year. They have been called out on strikes on 459 occasions (15th in the league) and are sitting with 384 hits. Pittsburgh has hit 45 home runs this year to go along with 172 runs batted in. The Pirates have a slugging percentage of .360 and they have an average of 3.56 runs per contest (28th in baseball). They have hit 72 doubles, while taking a walk 169 times as well as scoring 185 runs.
The Pirates hold a team WHIP of 1.369 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.24 as a unit on the season. They are sitting at 14th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 431. The Pittsburgh pitching staff have surrendered 260 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 4.34 (221 earned runs allowed). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.11 (414 strikeouts vs 196 walks). They have allowed 53 home runs and they concede 5.11 runs per 9 innings (26th in the league).
Pittsburgh has called on relievers to enter the contest in 21 save opportunities and they have come away with 14 saves. They are currently ranked 17th in the league with a save rate of 66.7%, and they have sent 172 bullpen pitchers to the hill so far this year. Their relievers have come in 54 times in high leverage situations in addition to 54 occasions with runners on. Pittsburgh relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 36.6% out of 82 inherited runners. Sitting with 51 save situations, the Pirates have compiled 27 holds and also 7 blown saves.
In 4,122 innings played, the Pirates have a defensive efficiency of 69.2% (22nd in baseball). The Pittsburgh Pirates have turned 40 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .978 (29th in pro baseball). The Pirates have accrued 456 assists, 41 errors and have 1,374 putouts so far this season.
Keller (9-22 career record) has earned a 5.97 ERA and has given up 10.9 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.04 and he has gone up against 982 batters during his pro baseball career. He has given up 142 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.696 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.4. Thus far in his career, Keller has surrendered 260 base hits while totaling 210 punch outs in 214 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-120)
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