Pittsburgh Pirates vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 6/12/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Sunday, June 12, 2022
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+170) Atlanta (-200)
The Pittsburgh Pirates (24-32) are en route to Truist Park on Sunday where they will go up against the Atlanta Braves (32-27). The moneyline on this contest has the Pirates at +170 while the Braves are coming in at -200. The over/under is 8.5. The starting pitchers are Jose Quintana and Kyle Wright.
Pittsburgh has a slugging % of .355 and have been called out on strikes 508 times, while drawing a walk on 174 occasions. They have earned 179 RBI's in addition to 410 hits this year, and their team batting average is at .225. The Pirates have hit 74 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 48 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned 192 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .294. As a unit, the Pittsburgh Pirates are scoring 3.4 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 28th in baseball.
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The Pirates have a team earned run average of 4.35 for the year (24th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 452 hitters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.22 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.37. Pirates pitchers have conceded 54 home runs and 275 total runs (25th in the league). They have walked 204 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.10 as a team so far this year.
Pirates bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on 57 times as well as having 56 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 27 holds this year (21st in baseball). The Pirates relief pitchers have a save percentage of 66.7% and stepped onto the hill in 51 save situations. They have recorded 14 saves for the season and have blown 7 of 21 chances to save the game. The relievers have inherited 88 base runners on the year and 34.1% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The Pirates have dispatched 181 relievers to the mound this season.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have earned a total of 1,476 putouts so far this season, as well as 498 assists and 41 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .980 which has them sitting 29th in the majors, and they have twisted 43 double plays. The Pirates have transformed 68.7% of balls in play into outs out of their 4,428 innings, which has them sitting at 24th in pro baseball.
Quintana (84-83 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 3.66 and he has faced 6,769 hitters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 1,596 base knocks (8.9 hits per 9 innings) with 476 free passes. His ERA is 3.81 (683 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.286. Quintana has thrown 1,611 frames and is sitting with 1,441 strikeouts so far in his MLB career.
The Braves hold a slugging percentage of .425 and they have an average of 4.51 runs per outing (13th in baseball). They have hit 118 doubles, while walking 175 times and scoring 266 runs. Atlanta has a total of 77 home runs for the year as well as 250 runs batted in. They have struck out on 565 occasions (1st in the league) and have accounted for 488 hits. The Atlanta Braves have accumulated an OBP of .311 as well as a team batting average of .245 so far this season.
The Braves have a team WHIP of 1.254 with a FIP of 3.46 as a staff so far this season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.65 (549 strikeouts against 207 free passes). They are sitting at 11th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 454. They have conceded 45 dingers and they surrender 4.20 runs per 9 innings (14th in MLB). The Atlanta pitching staff have surrendered 246 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 3.71 (217 earned runs yielded).
Atlanta relievers hold an inherited score rate of 40.7% out of their 81 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 70 times in high leverage situations in addition to 56 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 70 save situations, the Braves have accumulated 39 holds and 11 blown saves. They are ranked 16th in baseball with a save rate of 64.5%, and they have sent 193 relievers onto the diamond so far this season. Atlanta has called on relievers to enter the game in 31 save chances and they have come away with 20 saves.
In 4,746 innings on the diamond, the Braves are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (18th in the majors). The Atlanta Braves have gotten 43 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .987 (8th in pro baseball). The Braves have racked up 515 assists, 27 errors and have earned 1,582 putouts on the campaign.
So far in his MLB career, Wright has given up 116 base hits while tallying 132 punch outs in 137 innings. Wright (8-11 mark in his career) has earned a 4.51 ERA and has surrendered 7.6 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 69 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.358 and a FIP of 4.7. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.86 and he has gone up against 592 opposing batters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta (-200)
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