Pittsburgh Pirates vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 8/9/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+130) Arizona (-150)
Chase Field is the site where the Arizona Diamondbacks (48-59) will go up against the Pittsburgh Pirates (44-64) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this game has Pittsburgh at +130 while Arizona is coming in at -150. The over/under is set at 8. The pitchers who are expected to start are Zach Thompson and Tommy Henry.
The Pirates have recorded 147 doubles as a squad and have knocked 108 balls out of the stadium. Pittsburgh has a slugging rate of .364 and have been rung up 1,000 times, while taking a walk on 319 occasions. As a team, the Pittsburgh Pirates are compiling 3.6 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 28th in the league. They have tallied 367 runs batted in as well as 783 base knocks this season, while their team batting average sits at .221. They have earned 392 runs and hold an OBP of .289.
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The Pirates have an ERA of 4.57 this year (26th in the league), and their staff has struck out 832 batters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.22 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.43. Pirates pitchers have relinquished 116 long balls and 539 runs (26th in MLB). They have walked 374 hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.29 as a unit for the season.
Pirates pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 106 times in addition to having 120 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen are sitting with 54 holds for the year (18th in baseball). The Pirates bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 56.8% and stepped onto the hill in 101 save situations. They have recorded 25 saves for the season and have blown 19 of their 44 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 156 runners so far this year and 35.3% of those players crossed the plate. The Pirates have dispatched 339 relief pitchers to the hill this season.
The Pirates have converted 67.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of 8,556 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 29th in MLB. The Pittsburgh Pirates have accounted for 2,852 putouts on the year, in addition to 1,025 assists and 76 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .981 which has them sitting 30th in MLB, and have a total of 105 double plays.
Thompson (6-15 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.57 while he has faced 692 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 155 hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 61 free passes. His earned run average is 4.26 (76 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.344. Thompson has thrown 160 innings and has totaled 126 punch outs in his MLB career.
Arizona has recorded 123 HRs so far this year to go along with 428 RBIs. They have tallied 165 two-baggers, while taking a walk 375 times and putting up 455 runs. The Arizona Diamondbacks have recorded a team OBP of .305 and a batting average of .227 this year. The Diamondbacks hold a team SLG% of .389 and they earn 4.25 runs per contest (19th in baseball). They have struck out on 900 instances (18th in baseball) and have notched a total of 800 hits.
The Diamondbacks hold a team WHIP of 1.297 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.22 as a unit on the season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.38 (774 strikeouts against 325 free passes). They are sitting at 20th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 898. They have yielded 114 dingers and they allow 4.67 runs per 9 innings (23rd in MLB). The Arizona pitching staff have conceded 489 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 4.18 (438 earned runs conceded).
Arizona has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 39 save opportunities and they have earned 23 saves. They are ranked 20th in MLB holding a save rate of 59.0%, and they have dispatched 369 relief pitchers onto the diamond for the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 121 times in high leverage situations and on 98 occasions with runners on base. Arizona relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 25.0% out of 132 inherited runners. With 94 save situations, the Diamondbacks have 53 holds in addition to 16 blown saves.
In their 8,490 innings on the diamond, the Diamondbacks have a efficiency on defense of 69.9% (14th in MLB). The Arizona Diamondbacks have gotten 92 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (24th in MLB). The Diamondbacks have recorded 911 assists, 65 errors and are sitting with 2,830 putouts over the course of the season.
Thus far in his career, Henry has given up 4 base hits and he has 3 punch outs in 5 innings pitched. Henry (0-1 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 7.20 ERA while conceding 7.2 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 4 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.400 and being the owner of a FIP of 6.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.00 and he has faced 22 batters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+130)
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