Pittsburgh Pirates vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 6/9/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Thursday, June 9, 2022
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+230) Atlanta (-290)
Truist Park is the location where the Atlanta Braves (29-27) will attempt to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates (24-29) on Thursday. The line on this contest has the Pirates at +230 while the Braves are at -290. The betting total is set at 8. The pitchers who are expected to start are JT Brubaker and Max Fried.
As a team, the Pittsburgh Pirates are scoring 3.6 runs/g, which has them sitting at 28th in MLB. They have earned a total of 188 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .298. The Pirates have accumulated 73 doubles as a unit and have hit 46 balls out of the park. They have amassed 175 runs batted in and 390 base knocks for the year, while their average at the plate is at .226. Pittsburgh has a slugging percentage of .359 and have been rung up 469 times, while taking a walk on 170 occasions.
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Pirates pitchers have surrendered 53 home runs in addition to 265 total runs (24th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 198 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.19 as a unit for the year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.14 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.37. The Pirates have compiled a team ERA of 4.36 over the course of the season (24th in the league), and their staff has rung up 424 batters.
The Pirates have sent 176 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. The relievers have inherited 84 runners on the campaign with 35.7% of them earned a run for their team. They have recorded 14 saves for the year and have blown 7 out of their 21 save opportunities. The Pirates bullpen have compiled a save rate of 66.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 51 save situations. The relievers have recorded 27 holds on the campaign (19th in baseball). Pirates pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 55 times and also have had 54 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Pirates have transformed 69.0% of baseballs in play into outs in their 4,203 innings on the field, which has them ranked 22nd in pro baseball. The Pittsburgh Pirates have earned a total of 1,401 putouts thus far, as well as 469 assists and 41 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .979 which ranks 29th in professional baseball, and they have turned 41 double plays.
Brubaker has taken the mound for 223 innings and has tallied 230 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. Brubaker (6-21 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.80 and he has gone up against 979 opposing batters in the majors. His ERA is 5.12 (127 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.348. He has conceded 222 hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 79 walks.
Atlanta has tallied 72 home runs so far this year and 230 runs batted in. They have recorded 110 two-baggers, while getting a free base 168 times as well as putting up 246 runs. The Atlanta Braves have recorded an OBP of .309 in addition to a batting average of .242 so far this season. The Braves have a team slugging percentage of .418 and they tally 4.39 runs per game (15th in the league). They have been rung up on 542 occasions (1st in the league) and have totaled 459 base hits.
The Braves are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.268 in addition to having a FIP of 3.57 as a pitching staff for the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.53 (516 strikeouts vs 204 free passes). They are sitting at 12th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 430. They have relinquished 44 long balls and they surrender 4.34 runs per 9 innings (16th in baseball). The Atlanta pitching staff have given up 241 runs over the course of the season while having an ERA of 3.82 (212 earned runs surrendered).
Atlanta relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 42.1% of 76 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 66 times in high leverage situations in addition to 53 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 64 save situations, the Braves have recorded 35 holds in addition to 11 blown saves. They rank 19th in baseball with a save rate of 62.1%, and they have sent 182 bullpen pitchers to the hill this season. Atlanta has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 29 save opportunities and they have tallied 18 saves.
The Atlanta Braves have gotten 41 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .987 (12th in pro baseball). The Braves have recorded 493 assists, 26 errors and have notched a total of 1,501 putouts so far this season. In their 4,503 innings played, the Braves are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (17th in pro baseball).
Fried (45-20 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 3.26 ERA and has allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.36 and he has gone up against 2,132 hitters during his MLB career. He has conceded a total of 187 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.202 and having a FIP of 3.5. During his career, Fried has surrendered 469 base hits while totaling 508 strikeouts in 516 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+230)
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