Philadelphia Phillies vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 7/31/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Sunday, July 31, 2022
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-165) Pittsburgh (+140)
PNC Park is the location where the Pittsburgh Pirates (40-60) will try to beat the Philadelphia Phillies (53-47) on Sunday. The odds on this game have the Phillies at -165 while the Pirates are coming in at +140. The betting total comes in at 7. The expected starting pitchers will be Aaron Nola and JT Brubaker.
Philadelphia is slugging .415 and have been rung up 842 times, while being walked on 299 occasions. They have accumulated 447 runs batted in and 840 base knocks on the year, and their team batting average is at .247. The Phillies have tallied 157 doubles as a team and have smacked 128 baseballs out of the stadium. They have 466 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .311. As a unit, the Philadelphia Phillies are notching 4.7 runs per contest, which is 6th in the league.
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Phillies pitchers have relinquished 97 home runs and also 415 runs (10th in the league). They have walked 293 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.70 as a team on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.01 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.22. The Phillies have a team ERA of 3.80 on the season (9th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 882 batters.
Phillies relief pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 95 times and also have had 101 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have earned 50 holds for the season (20th in MLB). The Phillies relievers have a save percentage of 72.2% and has come into the game in 87 save situations. They have accumulated 26 saves on the year and have blown 10 of their 36 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 140 base runners on the year with 35.0% of those runners crossed the plate. The Phillies have dispatched 331 relief pitchers to the hill for the year.
The Philadelphia Phillies have notched a total of 2,670 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 880 assists and 47 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .987 which ranks 9th in MLB, and they have twisted 79 double plays. The Phillies have converted 69.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of 8,010 innings, which has them sitting at 17th in baseball.
Nola (73-57 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 3.36 and he has faced 4,729 batters during his time in the majors. He has conceded 994 hits (7.7 hits per nine innings) with 314 free passes. His earned run average is 3.64 (467 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.131. Nola has pitched in 1,156 innings and has accounted for 1,289 punch outs in his pro baseball career.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have earned an on-base percentage of .288 in addition to a batting average of .220 for the year. They have been rung up on 933 occasions (3rd in the league) and have accounted for 721 hits. Pittsburgh has tallied 102 long balls for the season to go along with 338 RBIs. The Pirates hold a team SLG% of .365 and they earn 3.60 runs per game (28th in MLB). They have 139 two-baggers, while walking 297 times as well as putting up 360 runs.
The Pittsburgh pitching staff have yielded 507 runs this season while having an ERA of 4.63 (452 earned runs yielded). They have conceded 107 long balls and they concede 5.20 runs per 9 innings (27th in MLB). The Pirates have a team WHIP of 1.426 in addition to having a FIP of 4.28 as a squad on the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.24 (780 strikeouts against 348 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 28th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 904.
Pittsburgh relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.4% of 143 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 111 times in high leverage situations and on 96 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 96 save situations, the Pirates have earned 51 holds in addition to 18 blown saves. They are ranked 24th in baseball with a save rate of 57.1%, and they have sent 312 relievers onto the field so far this year. Pittsburgh has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 42 save chances and they have earned 24 saves.
In their 7,908 innings on the field, the Pirates have earned a defensive efficiency of 67.2% (29th in baseball). The Pittsburgh Pirates have gotten 97 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .980 (30th in the majors). The Pirates have racked up 952 assists, 72 errors and have earned a total of 2,636 putouts for the season.
In his pro baseball career, Brubaker has allowed 272 hits and he has 278 punch outs in 271 frames. He has allowed a total of 144 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.358 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.5. His K/BB ratio is 2.87 and he has faced 1,189 opposing hitters during his MLB career. Brubaker (8-24 career mark) has a 4.77 ERA while giving up 9.0 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+140)
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