San Diego Padres vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 4/29/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Friday, April 29, 2022
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (-160) Pittsburgh (+140)
The San Diego Padres (12-7) are en route to PNC Park on Friday where they will compete against the Pittsburgh Pirates (8-10). The odds on this game have the Padres at -160 while the Pirates are coming in at +140. The over/under is set at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers are Yu Darvish and Zach Thompson.
As a team, the San Diego Padres are scoring 4.4 runs per outing, which ranks them 10th in baseball. They have tallied 84 runs while holding a team OBP of .323. The Padres have compiled 27 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 17 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 81 RBI's as well as 140 hits on the season, and their average at the plate is at .229. San Diego is slugging .373 and have struck out 166 times, while being walked on 78 occasions.
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The Padres hold a team ERA of 3.51 for the season (14th in the league), and the staff has rung up 182 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 63 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.03 as a unit this season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.89 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.12. Padres pitchers have allowed 24 home runs in addition to 72 runs (14th in baseball).
Padres relief pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 14 times in addition to having 21 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have earned 16 holds for the season (5th in the league). The Padres relievers have compiled a save rate of 66.7% and has come into the game in 26 save situations. They have earned 6 saves on the campaign and have missed out on 3 of 9 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 23 base runners so far this year with 52.2% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Padres have dispatched 65 relief pitchers to the hill on the year.
The Padres have converted 74.0% of balls in play into outs in their 1,521 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 2nd in professional baseball. The San Diego Padres have accounted for 507 putouts on the year, as well as 161 assists and 6 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .991 which has them ranked 5th in MLB, and have accumulated 16 double plays.
Darvish has taken the ball for 1,313 innings and has 1,611 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. Darvish (80-68 career mark) has a FIP of 3.49 while he has faced 5,417 opposing batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.58 (522 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.150. He has conceded 1,060 base knocks (7.3 hits per nine innings) and has 451 free passes.
Pittsburgh has compiled 11 home runs on the campaign to go along with 60 runs batted in. They have hit 24 two-baggers, while getting a free base 63 times and racking up 66 runs. The Pittsburgh Pirates have an on-base percentage of .303 and a batting average of .231 on the campaign. The Pirates hold a slugging % of .341 and they tally 3.67 runs per game (22nd in baseball). They have struck out on 164 occasions (9th in baseball) and have totaled 137 hits.
The Pirates have a team WHIP of 1.449 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.38 as a staff on the campaign. They come in at 26th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 152. The Pittsburgh pitching staff have surrendered 100 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 5.13 (89 earned runs relinquished). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.85 (137 strikeouts vs 74 walks). They have conceded 18 long balls and they relinquish 5.77 runs per 9 innings (29th in MLB).
Pittsburgh has called on relief pitchers to step onto the mound in 6 save opportunities and they have recorded 5 saves. They rank 3rd in baseball with a save percentage of 83.3%, and they have dispatched 62 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 15 times in high leverage situations and on 17 occasions with base runners. Pittsburgh relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 26.1% of 23 inherited runners. Sitting with 16 save situations, the Pirates have recorded 8 holds in addition to 1 blown save.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have turned 14 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .980 (26th in professional baseball). The Pirates have accrued 156 assists, 13 errors and have a total of 468 putouts so far this year. In their 1,404 innings on the diamond, the Pirates hold a defensive efficiency of 68.7% (25th in pro baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Thompson has conceded 83 hits while earning 75 strikeouts in 85 innings pitched. He has conceded 39 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.388 and having a FIP of 4.1. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.14 and he has faced 374 opposing hitters in his MLB career. Thompson (3-9 record in his career) holds a 4.13 earned run average while allowing 8.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+140)
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