Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Diego Padres Prediction, 5/29/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Diego Padres
Date: Sunday, May 29, 2022
Location: Petco Park in San Diego, CA
TV: Bally Sports San Diego
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+155) San Diego (-180)
The Pittsburgh Pirates (18-26) are headed to Petco Park on Sunday where they will attempt to defeat the San Diego Padres (29-16). The moneyline on this contest has Pittsburgh at +155 and San Diego is at -180. The over/under is set at 7. The starting pitchers are Roansy Contreras and MacKenzie Gore.
The Pirates have recorded 61 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 35 balls out of the park. Pittsburgh owns a slugging percentage of .352 and have struck out 382 times, while being walked on 142 occasions. As a unit, the Pittsburgh Pirates are earning 3.4 runs per contest, which ranks them 29th in the league. They have accrued 138 RBI's as well as 318 base knocks this season, while their team batting average is sitting at .223. They have a total of 149 runs and hold an OBP of .295.
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The Pirates are sitting with a team ERA of 4.64 so far this season (26th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 344 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.08 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.38. Pirates pitchers have conceded 41 long balls and 233 total runs (27th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 165 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.15 as a squad over the course of the season.
Pirates relief pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 47 times as well as having 43 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have racked up 18 holds so far this season (26th in baseball). The Pirates bullpen have earned a save percentage of 64.7% and has come into the game in 38 save situations. They have tallied 11 saves on the year and have blown 6 of 17 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 71 runners this year with 39.4% of them earned a run for their team. The Pirates have sent 145 relievers to the mound this year.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have 1,158 putouts this year, in addition to 385 assists and 37 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .977 which puts them in 30th in the majors, and they have turned 33 double plays. The Pirates have converted 68.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 3,474 innings, which has them ranked 23rd in pro baseball.
Contreras (1-0 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 2.89 and he has faced 63 batters in the majors. He has allowed 10 hits (5.7 hits per 9 innings) with 6 walks. His earned run average is 1.72 (3 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.021. Contreras has taken the mound for 15 frames and is sitting with 19 strikeouts during his career.
The San Diego Padres are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .313 as well as a team batting average of .232 on the season. They have been rung up on 377 occasions (17th in baseball) and have earned 348 base hits. San Diego has accounted for 33 home runs so far this season as well as 186 RBIs. The Padres hold a team SLG% of .354 and they are recording 4.31 runs per contest (14th in the league). They have tallied 69 two-baggers, while taking a walk 166 times as well as putting up 194 runs.
The San Diego pitching staff have surrendered 167 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 3.40 (153 earned runs relinquished). They have given up 43 home runs and they concede 3.71 runs per 9 innings (5th in baseball). The Padres have a team WHIP of 1.126 with a FIP of 3.62 as a unit for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.01 (410 strikeouts vs 136 bases on balls). They are sitting at 4th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 320.
San Diego has called on relievers to enter the contest in 26 save opportunities and they have walked away with 19 saves. They sit at 6th in baseball with a save percentage of 73.1%, and they have dispatched 139 relief pitchers onto the field this year. Their relievers have come in 60 times in high leverage situations in addition to 35 occasions with runners on. San Diego bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 52.0% of 50 inherited base runners. Sitting with 61 save situations, the Padres have tallied 31 holds and also 7 blown saves.
The San Diego Padres have gotten 37 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .991 (1st in baseball). The Padres have recorded 411 assists, 15 errors and have amassed 1,215 putouts this year. In their 3,645 innings played, the Padres hold a defensive efficiency of 72.6% (2nd in the majors).
Gore (3-1 mark in his career) has a 2.06 earned run average while allowing 7.5 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.45 and he has faced 140 opposing batters thus far in his career. He has given up 8 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.143 and having a FIP of 2.4. During his pro baseball career, Gore has surrendered 29 hits while earning 38 K's in 35 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Diego (-180)
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