Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Mets Prediction, 9/15/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Mets
Date: Thursday, September 15, 2022
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
TV: Sportsnet New York
The New York Mets (89-54) are welcoming the Pittsburgh Pirates (54-88) at Citi Field on Thursday. The expected starting pitchers will be JT Brubaker and Carlos Carrasco.
Pittsburgh has a slugging rate of .365 and have been called out on strikes 1,313 times, while being walked on 402 occasions. They have 475 RBI's and 1,037 hits this season, and their average at the plate is .222. The Pirates have accrued 187 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 143 balls out of the park. They have notched a total of 505 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .288. As a team, the Pittsburgh Pirates are earning 3.6 runs per outing, which puts them at 28th in MLB.
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Pirates pitchers have surrendered 144 home runs in addition to 710 total runs (26th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 507 opposing players and their FIP is 4.28 as a squad so far this season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.12 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.42. The Pirates have an ERA of 4.61 so far this season (26th in MLB), and they have struck out 1,076 batters.
The Pirates bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 54.7% and has entered the game in 120 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 206 runners over the course of the season with 36.4% of them earned a run for their team. Pirates bullpen pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 135 times and also have had 145 appearances in high leverage situations. The Pirates have dispatched 441 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign. The relief pitchers have racked up 64 holds this season (21st in MLB). They have tallied 29 saves on the campaign and have blown 24 of 53 chances to get a save.
The Pirates have transformed 67.4% of balls in play into outs out of their 10,980 innings, which has them sitting 30th in baseball. The Pittsburgh Pirates are sitting with 3,660 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,320 assists and 99 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .981 which ranks 30th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 136 double plays.
Brubaker has taken the mound for 310 frames and has totaled 317 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. Brubaker (9-27 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 4.43 and he has gone up against 1,358 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.85 (167 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.365. He has given up 317 hits (9.2 hits per 9 innings) with 106 free passes.
The Mets have a SLG% of .410 and they are scoring 4.68 runs per game (6th in the league). They have hit 245 two-baggers, while taking a walk 443 times and notching 669 runs. New York has hit 147 long balls so far this season to go along with 636 RBIs. They have been rung up on 1,068 instances (27th in baseball) and have a total of 1,249 hits. The New York Mets have a team on-base percentage of .330 as well as a team batting average of .258 on the season.
The Mets have a team WHIP of 1.196 and have a FIP of 3.54 as a squad on the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.50 (1,359 strikeouts against 388 bases on balls). They are sitting at 10th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,132. They have yielded 147 dingers and they allow 3.79 runs per 9 innings (5th in baseball). The New York pitching staff have yielded 535 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 3.54 (500 earned runs relinquished).
New York has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 53 save opportunities and they have recorded 38 saves. They rank 5th in MLB holding a save rate of 71.7%, and they have dispatched 421 relievers onto the diamond this year. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 119 times in high leverage situations and on 124 occasions with base runners. New York bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 38.2% of 170 inherited base runners. Sitting with 128 save situations, the Mets have compiled 74 holds and 15 blown saves.
The New York Mets have turned 113 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .988 (4th in baseball). The Mets have 1,199 assists, 62 errors and are sitting with 3,761 putouts over the course of the season. In 11,283 innings on the field, the Mets have a efficiency on defense of 69.1% (19th in baseball).
In his MLB career, Carrasco has conceded 1,365 base hits while accumulating 1,487 strikeouts in 1,431 innings. He has given up a total of 613 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.215 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.5. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.98 and he has gone up against 5,919 hitters during his MLB career. Carrasco (103-84 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 3.86 earned run average while giving up 8.6 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take New York
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