Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Mets Prediction, 9/16/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Mets
Date: Friday, September 16, 2022
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
TV: Sportsnet New York
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+220) New York (-260)
Citi Field is the site where the New York Mets (89-55) will try to defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates (55-88) on Friday. The odds on this game have the Pirates at +220 and the Mets are at -260. The total has been set at 7.5. The starting pitchers are Mitch Keller and Taijuan Walker.
As a team, the Pittsburgh Pirates are compiling 3.6 runs per game, which ranks them 27th in baseball. They have 515 runs and have an OBP of .289. The Pirates have tallied 188 two-baggers as a team and have hit 145 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned 484 runs batted in as well as 1,049 base knocks on the campaign, and their batting average is sitting at .223. Pittsburgh has a slugging rate of .366 and have been called out on strikes 1,327 times, while being walked on 406 occasions.
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The Pirates are sitting with a team ERA of 4.61 this year (26th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,082 batters. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.13 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.42. Pirates pitchers have conceded 146 long balls in addition to 714 total runs (26th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 508 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.29 as a squad for the season.
Pirates relief pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 135 times in addition to having 146 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have 64 holds so far this season (21st in MLB). The Pirates relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 55.6% and stepped onto the hill in 121 save situations. They have compiled 30 saves on the campaign and have missed out on 24 out of their 54 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 206 runners so far this year and 36.4% of those players crossed the plate. The Pirates have sent 443 relievers to the mound on the campaign.
The Pirates have converted 67.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 10,980 innings, which has them sitting 30th in pro baseball. The Pittsburgh Pirates have a tally of 3,660 putouts for the season, as well as 1,320 assists and 99 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .981 which puts them in 30th in the majors, and they have twisted 136 double plays.
Keller has taken the mound for 307 frames and is sitting with 288 K's in his MLB career. His ERA is 5.12 (175 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.588. He has conceded 354 base knocks (10.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 134 walks. Keller (12-27 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 4.11 and he has faced 1,375 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
The New York Mets have an OBP of .329 in addition to a team batting average of .258 this season. They have been called out on strikes on 1,075 occasions (27th in MLB) and are sitting with 1,257 base hits. New York has accumulated 149 home runs on the campaign as well as 638 runs batted in. The Mets hold a slugging % of .410 and they earn 4.67 runs per game (7th in the league). They have hit 245 doubles, while getting a free base 444 times as well as putting up 672 runs.
The New York pitching staff have relinquished 541 runs so far this year while having an ERA of 3.56 (506 earned runs surrendered). They have allowed 147 homers and they yield 3.80 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league). The Mets are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.197 with a FIP of 3.53 as a staff for the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.49 (1,372 strikeouts vs 393 walks). They rank 10th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,140.
New York has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 53 save chances and they have converted 38 saves. They sit at 5th in baseball with a save percentage of 71.7%, and they have dispatched 426 relievers to the hill on the campaign. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 119 times in high leverage situations and on 127 occasions with base runners. New York bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 38.2% of 173 inherited runners. Sitting with 128 save situations, the Mets have accumulated 74 holds and also 15 blown saves.
The New York Mets have turned 113 double plays and have a fielding rate of .988 (4th in professional baseball). The Mets have recorded 1,199 assists, 62 errors and have amassed 3,761 putouts on the campaign. In 11,283 innings on the diamond, the Mets are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 69.1% (19th in professional baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Walker has allowed 796 base hits while he has totaled 780 K's in 875 innings. Walker (53-49 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 3.90 ERA and has conceded 8.2 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered 379 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.228 and having a FIP of 4.2. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.80 and he has faced 3,677 hitters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+220)
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