Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 8/26/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Friday, August 26, 2022
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+245) Philadelphia (-295)
The Philadelphia Phillies (69-55) will try to defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates (47-77) at Citizens Bank Park on Friday. The moneyline on this game has Pittsburgh at +245 while Philadelphia is opening at -295. The betting total is set at 8. The pitchers who are expected to start are Bryse Wilson and Zack Wheeler.
Pittsburgh has a slugging % of .360 and have struck out 1,148 times, while drawing a walk on 359 occasions. They have compiled 415 RBI's in addition to 896 base knocks so far this season, and their team batting average comes in at .220. The Pirates have tallied 167 doubles as a team and have smacked 121 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned 444 runs and have an OBP of .287. As a squad, the Pittsburgh Pirates are scoring 3.6 runs per game, which has them at 28th in MLB.
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The Pirates have compiled a team earned run average of 4.71 so far this season (27th in baseball), and they have rung up 948 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.18 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.43. Pirates pitchers have conceded 130 home runs in addition to 636 total runs (28th in baseball). They have walked 435 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.30 as a team this year.
Pirates pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 124 times and also have had 129 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 56 holds on the year (21st in the league). The Pirates relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 55.3% and has stepped onto the mound in 106 save situations. They have accumulated 26 saves this season and have not converted 21 of 47 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 186 runners so far this season with 37.1% of those players crossed the plate. The Pirates have dispatched 389 relievers to the mound so far this season.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have a tally of 3,267 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,174 assists and 88 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .981 which ranks 30th in baseball, and have 123 double plays. The Pirates have converted 67.3% of balls in play into outs out of their 9,801 innings on the field, which ranks them 29th in MLB.
Wilson (8-15 career mark) sits with a FIP of 5.38 while he has faced 867 batters during his time in the majors. He has given up 230 base hits (10.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 67 walks. His earned run average is 5.63 (122 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.523. Wilson has taken the mound for 195 frames and has racked up 135 K's during his career.
The Phillies hold a team slugging % of .423 and they are recording 4.65 runs per outing (7th in baseball). They have hit 194 two-baggers, while taking a walk 361 times as well as racking up 576 runs. Philadelphia is sitting with 160 home runs on the year to go along with 554 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,040 instances (17th in MLB) and have recorded 1,066 base hits. The Philadelphia Phillies have tallied a team OBP of .315 and a batting average of .253 this season.
The Phillies have a team WHIP of 1.225 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.63 as a unit this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.02 (1,088 strikeouts against 360 free passes). They come in at 12th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 988. They have relinquished 114 home runs and they concede 4.13 runs per 9 innings (11th in the league). The Philadelphia pitching staff have conceded 505 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 3.77 (461 earned runs relinquished).
Sitting with 112 save situations, the Phillies have accumulated 63 holds and 14 blown saves. Philadelphia has had relievers step onto the hill in 48 save opportunities and they have recorded 34 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 121 times in high leverage situations and on 105 occasions with runners on base. Philadelphia relievers have an inherited score rate of 34.2% of 158 inherited base runners. They rank 7th in baseball holding a save percentage of 70.8%, and they have dispatched 398 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season.
The Philadelphia Phillies have turned 104 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .988 (5th in the majors). The Phillies have accrued 1,074 assists, 55 errors and have a total of 3,302 putouts during this campaign. In their 9,906 innings on the field, the Phillies hold a defensive efficiency of 69.5% (18th in the majors).
Wheeler (73-57 career win-loss record) has earned a 3.46 ERA and has surrendered 8.1 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.22 and he has gone up against 4,875 opposing batters so far in his career. He has surrendered 450 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.209 and having a FIP of 3.4. During his MLB career, Wheeler has surrendered 1,052 base hits while he has totaled 1,174 punch outs in 1,171 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+245)
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