Pittsburgh Pirates vs Miami Marlins Prediction, 7/13/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Miami Marlins
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Location: LoanDepot Park in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+170) Miami (-200)
The Miami Marlins (41-44) will take on the Pittsburgh Pirates (37-50) at LoanDepot Park on Wednesday. The moneyline on this contest has Pittsburgh at +170 while Miami is coming in at -200. The over/under is set at 7. The pitchers who are expected to start will be JT Brubaker and Pablo Lopez.
The Pirates have recorded 120 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 96 baseballs out of the park. Pittsburgh has a slugging % of .375 and have struck out 808 times, while taking a walk on 258 occasions. As a squad, the Pittsburgh Pirates are compiling 3.7 runs per game, which has them sitting at 28th in MLB. They have accounted for 300 RBI's and 631 hits so far this season, while their average at the plate is sitting at .222. They have tallied 321 runs while holding a team OBP of .290.
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The Pirates have an earned run average of 4.70 on the season (26th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 696 hitters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.19 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.43. Pirates pitchers have surrendered 99 home runs and 446 runs in total (27th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 318 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.37 as a squad this season.
The Pirates have sent 273 relievers to the hill on the campaign. The relievers have inherited 128 base runners on the year with 36.7% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have earned 22 saves this year and have not converted 13 out of their 35 save chances. The Pirates relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 62.9% and has come into the game in 82 save situations. The relief pitchers have 44 holds on the campaign (20th in baseball). Pirates bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 83 times as well as having 88 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have accounted for 2,286 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 790 assists and 64 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .980 which ranks 30th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 75 double plays. The Pirates have converted 67.5% of baseballs in play into outs in their 6,858 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 29th in MLB.
Brubaker has taken the mound for 258 innings and has accumulated 265 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. Brubaker (8-24 mark in his career) has a FIP of 4.54 and he has faced 1,139 hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.94 (142 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.369. He has surrendered 261 hits (9.1 hits per nine innings) and has 93 free passes.
The Miami Marlins have an OBP of .306 as well as a team batting average of .241 for the year. They have struck out on 745 occasions (10th in MLB) and have accounted for 689 base knocks. Miami is sitting with 90 home runs on the year to go along with 341 runs batted in. The Marlins have a slugging percentage of .390 and they score 4.24 runs per contest (21st in the league). They have tallied 132 two-baggers, while taking a walk 240 times as well as recording 360 runs.
The Marlins are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.246 and have a FIP of 3.96 as a team so far this season. They come in at 6th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 666. The Miami pitching staff have conceded 358 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 3.80 (317 earned runs given up). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.69 (724 strikeouts against 269 walks). They have yielded 89 dingers and they relinquish 4.29 runs per 9 innings (14th in the league).
Miami has had relief pitchers enter the game in 37 save opportunities and they have walked away with 23 saves. They rank 19th in baseball with a save rate of 62.2%, and they have dispatched 286 relievers to the hill on the season. Their relievers have come in 91 times in high leverage situations and on 72 occasions with base runners. Miami relievers have an inherited score percentage of 34.0% out of their 106 inherited base runners. Sitting with 83 save situations, the Marlins have amassed 44 holds in addition to 14 blown saves.
In their 6,756 innings on the field, the Marlins are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.2% (11th in the majors). The Miami Marlins have gotten 68 double plays and have a fielding rate of .985 (15th in baseball). The Marlins have racked up 783 assists, 47 errors and have 2,252 putouts this season.
Lopez (24-25 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 3.78 ERA while allowing 8.1 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.53 and he has faced 1,773 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 180 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.168 and having a FIP of 3.8. So far in his MLB career, Lopez has allowed 384 hits and he has 413 strikeouts in 429 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Miami (-200)
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