Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 5/28/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Diego Padres
Date: Saturday, May 28, 2022
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+170) San Diego (-200)
The San Diego Padres (28-16) will compete against the Pittsburgh Pirates (18-25) at Petco Park on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Pirates at +170 while the Padres are coming in at -200. The total is set at 7. The expected starting pitchers will be JT Brubaker and Joe Musgrove.
As a unit, the Pittsburgh Pirates are scoring 3.4 runs per outing, which puts them at 28th in MLB. They have a total of 146 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .296. The Pirates have earned 59 two-baggers as a team and have hit 34 baseballs out of the park. They have accumulated 135 RBI's in addition to 314 base knocks on the season, while their average at the plate is at .225. Pittsburgh has a slugging percentage of .353 and have been called out on strikes 376 times, while drawing a walk on 139 occasions.
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The Pirates have a team earned run average of 4.71 for the year (26th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 337 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.09 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.38. Pirates pitchers have conceded 40 home runs in addition to 229 total runs (27th in the league). They have walked 161 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.14 as a squad over the course of the season.
The Pirates have dispatched 143 relievers to the mound on the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 69 base runners so far this season with 37.7% of those players ended up scoring. They have accumulated 11 saves on the season and have blown 5 of their 16 chances to get a save. The Pirates relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 68.8% and has entered the game in 37 save situations. The relievers are sitting with 18 holds this year (26th in the league). Pirates pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 46 times and also have had 41 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have earned a total of 1,134 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 373 assists and 36 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .977 which puts them in 30th in pro baseball, and have a total of 32 double plays. The Pirates have converted 68.7% of balls in play into outs in their 3,402 innings on the field, ranking them 24th in pro baseball.
Brubaker has taken the ball for 214 innings and has tallied 224 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 5.12 (122 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.325. He has conceded 208 base knocks (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 76 walks. Brubaker (6-20 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.68 while facing 932 hitters in the majors.
The Padres have a team slugging % of .354 and they average 4.32 runs per outing (14th in MLB). They have notched 69 doubles, while walking 162 times as well as putting up 190 runs. San Diego has compiled 32 long balls on the campaign and 182 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 370 occasions (16th in baseball) and have earned 341 base hits. The San Diego Padres have a team on-base percentage of .312 in addition to a batting average of .231 for the year.
The Padres hold a team WHIP of 1.134 in addition to having a FIP of 3.60 as a team on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.04 (404 strikeouts vs 133 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 4th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 316. They have allowed 42 long balls and they surrender 3.73 runs per 9 innings (5th in baseball). The San Diego pitching staff have surrendered 164 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 3.41 (150 earned runs given up).
San Diego relievers have an inherited score percentage of 52.0% out of 50 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 58 times in high leverage situations and on 35 occasions with base runners. With 60 save situations, the Padres have tallied 31 holds and also 7 blown saves. They rank 8th in baseball with a save rate of 72.0%, and they have sent 137 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the campaign. San Diego has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 25 save opportunities and they have come away with 18 saves.
In their 3,564 innings on the diamond, the Padres have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 72.2% (4th in professional baseball). The San Diego Padres have gotten 37 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .991 (1st in professional baseball). The Padres have 399 assists, 15 errors and have accounted for 1,188 putouts over the course of the season.
Musgrove (45-47 career record) holds a 3.87 earned run average and has conceded 8.3 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.89 and he has faced 3,039 opposing batters during his career. He has allowed 314 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.174 and a FIP of 3.8. So far in his MLB career, Musgrove has surrendered 672 base hits while totaling 719 K's in 730 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Diego (-200)
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