Pittsburgh Pirates vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 8/11/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Thursday, August 11, 2022
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+150) Arizona (-175)
The Arizona Diamondbacks (50-59) will play the Pittsburgh Pirates (44-66) at Chase Field on Thursday. The odds on this game have the Pirates at +150 while the Diamondbacks are sitting at -175. The total has been set at 8. The starting pitchers are JT Brubaker and Merrill Kelly.
Pittsburgh has a slugging percentage of .363 and have been called out on strikes 1,015 times, while drawing a walk on 325 occasions. They have accrued 371 runs batted in and 793 hits on the season, while their average at the plate is at .220. The Pirates have accumulated 148 doubles as a unit and have hit 110 balls out of the park. They have earned 396 runs and have an OBP of .288. As a unit, the Pittsburgh Pirates are knocking in 3.6 runs per game, which has them sitting at 28th in the league.
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The Pirates hold a team earned run average of 4.56 on the year (26th in the league), and the staff has struck out 839 hitters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.21 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.43. Pirates pitchers have conceded 116 long balls and also 548 runs in total (26th in baseball). They have walked 380 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.28 as a squad over the course of the season.
The Pirates have sent 346 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 161 base runners so far this season with 34.2% of those runners crossed home plate. They have tallied 25 saves for the year and have blown 19 of their 44 save opportunities. The Pirates bullpen have a save rate of 56.8% and has entered the game in 101 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 54 holds so far this year (20th in the league). Pirates pitchers have entered the game with players on base 110 times as well as having 121 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have a tally of 2,876 putouts for the season, as well as 1,037 assists and 77 errors. Their fielding rate is at .981 which puts them in 30th in baseball, and they have turned 106 double plays. The Pirates have converted 67.4% of balls in play into outs in their 8,628 innings, which has them ranked 29th in MLB.
Brubaker has taken the mound for 280 frames and has 288 strikeouts thus far in his career. Brubaker (8-26 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.44 while he has gone up against 1,235 batters in the majors. His ERA is 4.95 (154 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.396. He has surrendered 292 base knocks (9.4 hits per nine innings) and has 99 walks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have compiled a team OBP of .306 in addition to a team batting average of .228 this year. They have been called out on strikes on 907 instances (18th in baseball) and are sitting with 817 base hits. Arizona has tallied 123 long balls so far this year to go along with 436 runs batted in. The Diamondbacks hold a team slugging % of .388 and they average 4.26 runs per contest (18th in baseball). They have hit 169 doubles, while taking a walk 381 times as well as notching 464 runs.
The Arizona pitching staff have allowed 493 runs so far this season while holding a team ERA of 4.14 (442 earned runs given up). They have surrendered 116 HR's and they give up 4.62 runs per 9 innings (23rd in baseball). The Diamondbacks hold a team WHIP of 1.289 in addition to having a FIP of 4.21 as a pitching staff for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.38 (789 strikeouts against 331 walks). They are currently ranked 18th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 908.
Arizona has called on relievers to enter the game in 41 save chances and they have earned 25 saves. They sit at 20th in MLB with a save percentage of 61.0%, and they have dispatched 373 relief pitchers onto the diamond on the season. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 122 times in high leverage situations and also on 98 occasions with base runners. Arizona relievers have an inherited score rate of 25.0% of 132 inherited base runners. Sitting with 97 save situations, the Diamondbacks have accumulated 54 holds and also 16 blown saves.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have gotten 93 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (23rd in the majors). The Diamondbacks have accrued 922 assists, 65 errors and have notched a total of 2,857 putouts for the year. In their 8,571 innings on the diamond, the Diamondbacks have a defensive efficiency of 70.0% (13th in professional baseball).
In his career, Kelly has surrendered 483 hits while he has totaled 426 K's in 505 innings. Kelly (33-32 career record) has a 3.90 earned run average while conceding 8.6 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 219 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.238 and having a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.00 and he has gone up against 2,098 batters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Arizona (-175)
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