Pittsburgh Pirates vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 5/3/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+140) Detroit (-160)
The Pittsburgh Pirates (9-13) are headed to Comerica Park on Tuesday where they will try to defeat the Detroit Tigers (7-14). The odds on this game have the Pirates at +140 while the Tigers are priced at -160. The total is set at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Bryse Wilson and Michael Pineda.
As a squad, the Pittsburgh Pirates are putting up 3.6 runs/g, which puts them at 23rd in MLB. They have accumulated 80 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .298. The Pirates have accumulated 27 two-baggers as a team and have hit 12 baseballs out of the stadium. They have recorded 73 runs batted in in addition to 169 base knocks on the season, while their team batting average is .232. Pittsburgh owns a slugging percentage of .330 and have been rung up 200 times, while drawing a walk on 70 occasions.
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The Pirates are sitting with a team ERA of 4.99 so far this season (28th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 168 batters. They have walked 86 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.37 as a squad so far this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.95 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.41. Pirates pitchers have surrendered 23 home runs and 121 total runs (28th in the league).
The Pirates have dispatched 77 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 31 runners on the season and 35.5% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. They have tallied 5 saves on the campaign and have blown 2 out of their 7 save chances. The Pirates relievers have recorded a save rate of 71.4% and has stepped onto the mound in 18 save situations. The bullpen have recorded 9 holds so far this season (25th in baseball). Pirates relief pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 22 times as well as having 23 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have a tally of 579 putouts thus far, as well as 193 assists and 17 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .978 which puts them in 26th in the majors, and they have twisted 16 double plays. The Pirates have turned 69.1% of baseballs in play into outs in their 1,737 innings on the field, ranking them 22nd in professional baseball.
Wilson (6-8 career mark) has a FIP of 5.42 while he has faced 587 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has conceded 150 base knocks (10.2 hits per 9 innings) with 55 walks. His earned run average is 5.45 (80 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.553. Wilson has thrown 132 innings and has earned 93 punch outs in his pro baseball career.
The Tigers have a SLG% of .322 and they score 3.19 runs per contest (27th in the league). They have recorded 26 two-baggers, while taking a walk 70 times and putting up 67 runs. Detroit has recorded 10 long balls for the year and 67 RBIs. They have been rung up on 189 occasions (17th in MLB) and have recorded 159 base knocks. The Detroit Tigers are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .309 as well as a batting average of .232 so far this season.
The Detroit pitching staff have allowed 87 runs this year while holding an ERA of 3.39 (69 earned runs given up). They have yielded 17 homers and they yield 4.28 runs per 9 innings (17th in baseball). The Tigers hold a team WHIP of 1.169 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.58 as a pitching staff so far this season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.71 (149 strikeouts against 55 free passes). They are currently ranked 6th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 159.
Detroit relievers have an inherited score percentage of 20.0% out of their 20 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 22 times in high leverage situations and also on 13 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 15 save situations, the Tigers have earned 9 holds and 2 blown saves. They rank 22nd in the league with a save rate of 66.7%, and they have sent 75 relievers to the mound on the season. Detroit has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 6 save chances and they have converted 4 saves.
Out of their 1,650 innings on the field, the Tigers have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 71.9% (7th in pro baseball). The Detroit Tigers have gotten 9 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .981 (23rd in pro baseball). The Tigers have racked up 167 assists, 14 errors and have accumulated 550 putouts this year.
Thus far in his career, Pineda has surrendered 942 base knocks while he has accumulated 944 K's in 972 innings. He has conceded 429 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.188 and having a FIP of 3.7. His K/BB ratio is 4.43 and he has faced 4,028 batters so far in his career. Pineda (63-55 career win-loss mark) has earned a 3.97 earned run average and has given up 8.7 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+140)
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