Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 8/14/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Sunday, August 14, 2022
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+210) San Francisco (-250)
The Pittsburgh Pirates (45-68) are hitting the road to Oracle Park on Sunday where they will take on the San Francisco Giants (55-57). The line on this matchup has Pittsburgh at +210 while San Francisco is at -250. The total comes in at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Zach Thompson and Alex Wood.
Pittsburgh has a slugging % of .364 and have been called out on strikes 1,048 times, while taking a walk on 332 occasions. They have 381 runs batted in and 819 base knocks this season, and their team batting average is .220. The Pirates have hit 152 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 113 baseballs out of the park. They have 408 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .289. As a unit, the Pittsburgh Pirates are earning 3.6 runs per game, which ranks them 28th in MLB.
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The Pirates hold a team earned run average of 4.61 on the campaign (26th in the league), and the staff has rung up 854 batters. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.17 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.43. Pirates pitchers have allowed 118 home runs and 566 total runs (26th in the league). They have walked 393 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.30 as a unit this year.
The Pirates have dispatched 355 relievers to the mound for the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 168 base runners for the year with 35.1% of those runners crossed the plate. They have tallied 26 saves on the year and have blown 20 of 46 save chances. The Pirates bullpen have a save percentage of 56.5% and has entered the game in 105 save situations. The bullpen have tallied 56 holds on the year (17th in MLB). Pirates bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 114 times and also have had 126 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Pirates have turned 67.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 8,925 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 29th in the majors. The Pittsburgh Pirates are sitting with 2,975 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,075 assists and 77 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .981 which puts them in 30th in the majors, and they have twisted 110 double plays.
Thompson has taken the mound for 165 innings and has accumulated 128 punch outs in his career. His earned run average is 4.25 (78 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.355. He has given up 160 base knocks (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 64 free passes. Thompson (6-16 career record) has a FIP of 4.56 and he has faced 714 batters during his time in the major leagues.
The Giants have a SLG% of .394 and they average 4.56 runs per game (10th in the league). They have tallied 180 two-baggers, while taking a walk 408 times as well as scoring 511 runs. San Francisco has compiled 130 home runs on the year and 487 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 969 occasions (13th in the league) and have earned a total of 877 hits. The San Francisco Giants hold an on-base percentage of .319 and a batting average of .235 for the season.
The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.281 and have a FIP of 3.52 as a squad this season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.08 (936 strikeouts vs 304 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 24th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 963. They have conceded 96 homers and they relinquish 4.50 runs per 9 innings (19th in baseball). The San Francisco pitching staff have relinquished 495 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 3.97 (436 earned runs allowed).
San Francisco has called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 37 save chances and they have come away with 24 saves. They are currently ranked 15th in the league holding a save rate of 64.9%, and they have sent 396 bullpen pitchers to the hill for the year. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 119 times in high leverage situations and also on 100 occasions with base runners. San Francisco relievers have an inherited score percentage of 36.2% out of 149 inherited base runners. Sitting with 89 save situations, the Giants have accrued 49 holds in addition to 13 blown saves.
In 8,904 innings played, the Giants have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 67.7% (28th in pro baseball). The San Francisco Giants have gotten 82 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (26th in professional baseball). The Giants have recorded 1,062 assists, 71 errors and have 2,968 putouts this season.
In his MLB career, Wood has surrendered 1,039 base knocks and he has 1,045 strikeouts in 1,102 innings pitched. Wood (71-57 career mark) has a 3.57 earned run average while surrendering 8.5 hits per nine innings. He has given up 437 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.222 and having a FIP of 3.5. His K/BB ratio is 3.38 and he has faced 4,600 opposing batters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Francisco (-250)
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