Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 8/28/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Sunday, August 28, 2022
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Citizens Bank Park is the site where the Philadelphia Phillies (69-55) will meet the Pittsburgh Pirates (47-77) on Sunday. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Roansy Contreras and Noah Syndergaard.
Pittsburgh has a slugging percentage of .360 and have been called out on strikes 1,148 times, while drawing a walk on 359 occasions. They have tallied 415 RBI's and 896 base knocks so far this year, while their team batting average comes in at .220. The Pirates have tallied 167 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 121 baseballs out of the park. They have 444 runs and have an on-base percentage of .287. As a squad, the Pittsburgh Pirates are notching 3.6 runs per game, which puts them at 28th in MLB.
Get all of our MLB Betting Picks
The Pirates have a team earned run average of 4.71 over the course of the season (27th in the league), and the staff has struck out 948 hitters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.18 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.43. Pirates pitchers have allowed 130 home runs and 636 total runs (27th in the league). They have walked 435 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.30 as a unit on the campaign.
The Pirates have dispatched 389 relievers to the hill so far this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 186 base runners for the season with 37.1% of those players ended up scoring. They have recorded 26 saves for the season and have not converted 21 of their 47 chances to save the game. The Pirates relief pitchers have a save rate of 55.3% and has entered the game in 106 save situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 56 holds on the campaign (21st in the league). Pirates bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 124 times as well as having 129 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have a total of 3,267 putouts this season, in addition to 1,174 assists and 88 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .981 which is 30th in baseball, and they have twisted 123 double plays. The Pirates have converted 67.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 9,801 innings on the field, which has them ranked 29th in baseball.
Contreras has taken the hill for 66 innings and has accounted for 62 strikeouts in his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.68 (27 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.364. He has given up 60 base hits (8.2 hits per nine innings) with 30 walks. Contreras (3-4 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.67 and he has faced 283 hitters during his time in the majors.
The Phillies hold a slugging % of .422 and they average 4.64 runs per contest (7th in the league). They have recorded 195 doubles, while taking a walk 363 times as well as earning 580 runs. Philadelphia has 161 long balls this season to go along with 558 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,048 occasions (16th in baseball) and have notched a total of 1,073 base knocks. The Philadelphia Phillies have accounted for a team OBP of .315 as well as a batting average of .252 so far this season.
The Philadelphia pitching staff have given up 505 runs over the course of the season while holding a team ERA of 3.74 (461 earned runs relinquished). They have surrendered 114 long balls and they yield 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 unit for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.05 (1,099 strikeouts vs 360 free passes). They are sitting at 11th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 993.
Sitting with 112 save situations, the Phillies have tallied 63 holds in addition to 14 blown saves. Philadelphia has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 48 save chances and they have walked away with 34 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 121 times in high leverage situations in addition to 105 occasions with base runners. Philadelphia bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 34.2% of 158 inherited runners. They rank 7th in MLB with a save percentage of 70.8%, and they have sent 398 relievers onto the diamond for the year.
The Philadelphia Phillies have turned 104 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .988 (4th in professional baseball). The Phillies have recorded 1,080 assists, 55 errors and have accumulated 3,329 putouts on the season. In their 9,987 innings on the field, the Phillies have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.5% (18th in MLB).
Syndergaard (55-39 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 3.38 earned run average while allowing 8.4 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 4.45 and he has faced 3,388 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career. He has conceded a total of 309 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.170 and a FIP of 3.1. During his pro baseball career, Syndergaard has surrendered 771 hits and he has 854 K's in 823 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's Free MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Expert MLB Picks