Pittsburgh Pirates vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 5/4/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+145) Detroit (-165)
The Pittsburgh Pirates (9-13) are headed to Comerica Park on Wednesday where they will play the Detroit Tigers (7-14). The odds on this game have Pittsburgh at +145 and Detroit is sitting at -165. The betting total is set at 7. The expected starting pitchers are Jose Quintana and Tarik Skubal.
The Pirates have tallied 27 doubles as a unit and have hit 12 baseballs out of the stadium. Pittsburgh is slugging .330 and have struck out 200 times, while taking a walk on 70 occasions. As a team, the Pittsburgh Pirates are putting up 3.6 runs per game, which has them sitting at 23rd in baseball. They have compiled 73 runs batted in as well as 169 base knocks so far this year, while their batting average is .232. They have 80 runs while holding a team OBP of .298.
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The Pirates have compiled a team earned run average of 4.99 on the year (28th in MLB), and they have struck out 168 batters. They have walked 86 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.36 as a squad for the season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.95 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.41. Pirates pitchers have surrendered 23 home runs and also 121 runs (28th in baseball).
The Pirates have sent 77 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The relievers have inherited 31 base runners this season with 35.5% of those runners ended up scoring. They have accumulated 5 saves on the year and have not converted 2 of 7 chances to get a save. The Pirates relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 71.4% and has come into the game in 18 save situations. The relief pitchers have earned 9 holds on the year (26th in MLB). Pirates pitchers have entered the game with players on base 22 times in addition to having 23 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Pirates have turned 69.1% of baseballs in play into outs out of 1,737 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 23rd in professional baseball. The Pittsburgh Pirates have amassed 579 putouts so far this season, as well as 193 assists and 17 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .978 which has them ranked 26th in baseball, and they have turned 16 double plays.
Quintana has taken the mound for 1,577 innings and is sitting with 1,412 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. Quintana (83-81 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.69 while he has gone up against 6,619 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.83 (671 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.285. He has conceded 1,561 base hits (8.9 hits per 9 innings) with 465 free passes.
The Detroit Tigers have accumulated an OBP of .309 in addition to a team batting average of .232 this season. They have struck out on 189 occasions (19th in baseball) and are sitting with 159 hits. Detroit is sitting with 10 home runs so far this year and 67 RBIs. The Tigers hold a slugging % of .322 and they earn 3.19 runs per game (27th in baseball). They have recorded 26 doubles, while taking a walk 70 times as well as putting up 67 runs.
The Detroit pitching staff have surrendered 87 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 3.39 (69 earned runs surrendered). They have yielded 17 dingers and they relinquish 4.28 runs per 9 innings (19th in the league). The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.169 and have a FIP of 3.58 as a pitching staff so far this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.71 (149 strikeouts vs 55 walks). They come in at 4th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 159.
With 15 save situations, the Tigers have earned 9 holds in addition to 2 blown saves. Detroit has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 6 save opportunities and they have walked away with 4 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 22 times in high leverage situations in addition to 13 occasions with runners on. Detroit relievers have an inherited score rate of 20.0% out of their 20 inherited base runners. They are ranked 22nd in MLB holding a save rate of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 75 relief pitchers onto the diamond for the year.
Out of their 1,650 innings played, the Tigers have earned a defensive efficiency of 71.9% (7th in baseball). The Detroit Tigers have gotten 9 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .981 (24th in pro baseball). The Tigers have 167 assists, 14 errors and have earned a total of 550 putouts this season.
Skubal (10-18 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 4.41 ERA while giving up 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.62 and he has faced 856 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career. He has given up a total of 99 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.248 and a FIP of 4.8. So far in his pro baseball career, Skubal has surrendered 191 base hits and he has 221 punch outs in 202 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+145)
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