Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 8/27/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+200) Philadelphia (-240)
The Pittsburgh Pirates (47-77) are headed to Citizens Bank Park on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Philadelphia Phillies (69-55). The line on this contest has Pittsburgh at +200 and Philadelphia is sitting at -240. The over/under has been set at 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Tyler Beede and Kyle Gibson.
As a unit, the Pittsburgh Pirates are notching 3.6 runs per game, which puts them at 28th in the league. They are sitting with 444 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .287. The Pirates have accumulated 167 doubles as a unit and have smacked 121 baseballs out of the stadium. They have compiled 415 runs batted in and 896 hits on the year, while their average at the plate sits at .220. Pittsburgh is slugging .360 and have struck out 1,148 times, while drawing a walk on 359 occasions.
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The Pirates have a team ERA of 4.71 on the season (27th in the league), and they have rung up 948 batters. They have walked 435 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.30 as a team on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.18 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.43. Pirates pitchers have conceded 130 home runs in addition to 636 runs in total (27th in the league).
The Pirates bullpen have recorded a save rate of 55.3% and has come into the game in 106 save situations. The relievers have inherited 186 runners this year and 37.1% of them ended up crossing the plate. Pirates relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 124 times in addition to having 129 appearances in high leverage situations. The Pirates have dispatched 389 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. The relievers have racked up 56 holds on the year (21st in the league). They have accumulated 26 saves so far this year and have missed out on 21 of their 47 chances to save the game.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have earned 3,267 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,174 assists and 88 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .981 which is 30th in MLB, and have earned 123 double plays. The Pirates have converted 67.3% of balls hit into play into outs in their 9,801 innings, which ranks them 29th in MLB.
Beede has taken the hill for 178 frames and has earned 156 strikeouts so far in his career. Beede (6-14 career record) has a FIP of 4.87 while going up against 805 opposing batters in the majors. His ERA is 5.06 (100 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.517. He has surrendered 192 base knocks (9.7 hits per nine innings) and has had 78 walks.
Philadelphia has compiled 161 home runs this year as well as 558 RBIs. They have 195 doubles, while getting a free base 363 times and putting up 580 runs. The Philadelphia Phillies have accumulated a team on-base percentage of .315 and a team batting average of .252 over the course of the season. The Phillies have a slugging percentage of .422 and they score 4.64 runs per game (7th in MLB). They have struck out on 1,048 occasions (16th in baseball) and have a total of 1,073 hits.
The Philadelphia pitching staff have yielded 505 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 3.74 (461 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 114 HR's and they relinquish 4.10 runs per 9 innings (11th in baseball). The Phillies have a team WHIP of 1.220 and have a FIP of 3.61 as a staff this year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.05 (1,099 strikeouts against 360 bases on balls). They come in at 11th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 993.
Philadelphia relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 34.2% of 158 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 121 times in high leverage situations and on 105 occasions with runners on. With 112 save situations, the Phillies have accumulated 63 holds and 14 blown saves. They are ranked 7th in the league with a save percentage of 70.8%, and they have dispatched 398 relievers to the hill so far this year. Philadelphia has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 48 save opportunities and they have walked away with 34 saves.
In 9,987 innings played, the Phillies have earned a efficiency on defense of 69.5% (18th in professional baseball). The Philadelphia Phillies have gotten 104 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .988 (4th in pro baseball). The Phillies have recorded 1,080 assists, 55 errors and have accounted for 3,329 putouts so far this year.
During his pro baseball career, Gibson has surrendered 1,496 base hits while he has tallied 1,163 K's in 1,468 innings. He has allowed a total of 724 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.375 and a FIP of 4.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.22 and he has gone up against 6,301 opposing hitters in his MLB career. Gibson (87-88 career record) holds a 4.44 ERA and has given up 9.2 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+200)
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