Pittsburgh Pirates vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 8/10/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+145) Arizona (-170)
Chase Field is the site where the Arizona Diamondbacks (49-59) will attempt to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates (44-65) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this contest has Pittsburgh at +145 and Arizona is coming in at -170. The over/under comes in at 8. The expected starting pitchers are Mitch Keller and Madison Bumgarner.
Pittsburgh has a slugging % of .362 and have struck out 1,011 times, while drawing a walk on 322 occasions. They have amassed 367 runs batted in as well as 786 base knocks on the campaign, and their team batting average is .220. The Pirates have accrued 147 doubles as a unit and have hit 108 baseballs out of the park. They have racked up 392 runs and have an on-base percentage of .288. As a team, the Pittsburgh Pirates are recording 3.6 runs per contest, which is 28th in the league.
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Pirates pitchers have conceded 116 long balls and also 542 total runs (26th in baseball). They have walked 376 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.28 as a team so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.22 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.42. The Pirates are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.55 on the season (26th in the league), and they have rung up 836 batters.
The Pirates relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 56.8% and has come into the game in 101 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 157 base runners for the year and 35.0% of them ended up scoring. Pirates pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 107 times in addition to having 121 appearances in high leverage situations. The Pirates have dispatched 342 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year. The relief pitchers have a total of 54 holds on the year (19th in the league). They have compiled 25 saves over the course of the season and have missed out on 19 of their 44 save opportunities.
The Pirates have converted 67.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 8,628 innings, ranking them 29th in MLB. The Pittsburgh Pirates have a tally of 2,876 putouts thus far, as well as 1,037 assists and 77 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .981 which puts them in 30th in pro baseball, and they have turned 106 double plays.
Keller (10-25 career win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 4.15 and he has faced 1,246 hitters during his time in the majors. He has surrendered 326 hits (10.6 hits per nine innings) and has 121 free passes. His ERA is 5.32 (164 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.612. Keller has taken the ball for 277 innings and has accumulated 261 strikeouts during his career.
Arizona is sitting with 123 home runs this year to go along with 430 RBIs. They have put up 166 two-baggers, while walking 377 times and putting up 458 runs. The Arizona Diamondbacks have a team OBP of .305 and a batting average of .227 this year. The Diamondbacks have a team SLG% of .388 and they are scoring 4.24 runs per outing (19th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 904 occasions (18th in the league) and have accounted for 806 base hits.
The Arizona pitching staff have surrendered 489 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 4.14 (438 earned runs surrendered). They have given up 114 long balls and they surrender 4.62 runs per 9 innings (23rd in baseball). The Diamondbacks hold a team WHIP of 1.291 with a FIP of 4.19 as a squad on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.39 (785 strikeouts against 328 walks). They rank 19th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 901.
Arizona has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 40 save chances and they have converted 24 saves. They are ranked 20th in MLB holding a save rate of 60.0%, and they have sent 371 relief pitchers onto the diamond on the campaign. Their relief pitchers have come in 122 times in high leverage situations and also on 98 occasions with base runners. Arizona relievers have an inherited score rate of 25.0% out of 132 inherited base runners. Sitting with 96 save situations, the Diamondbacks have earned 54 holds in addition to 16 blown saves.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have gotten 93 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .983 (23rd in professional baseball). The Diamondbacks have racked up 922 assists, 65 errors and have amassed 2,857 putouts over the course of the season. In 8,571 innings on the diamond, the Diamondbacks hold a efficiency on defense of 70.0% (13th in baseball).
Thus far in his career, Bumgarner has surrendered 1,927 base hits while earning 2,028 strikeouts in 2,150 innings. Bumgarner (133-116 win-loss mark in his career) has a 3.34 ERA while giving up 8.1 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded 799 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.137 and a FIP of 3.6. His K/BB ratio is 3.92 and he has faced 8,815 batters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+145)
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