San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 6/17/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Friday, June 17, 2022
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (-210) Pittsburgh (+180)
PNC Park is the location where the Pittsburgh Pirates (25-37) will take on the San Francisco Giants (35-27) on Friday. The moneyline on this game has San Francisco at -210 and Pittsburgh is priced at +180. The total comes in at 8. The men taking the mound will be Carlos Rodon and Zach Thompson.
The Giants have hit 101 doubles as a team and have hit 73 baseballs out of the stadium. San Francisco owns a slugging percentage of .399 and have been called out on strikes 529 times, while drawing a walk on 230 occasions. As a squad, the San Francisco Giants are compiling 4.9 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 4th in baseball. They have accumulated 289 RBI's and 494 hits this year, while their batting average is at .239. They have notched a total of 304 runs scored and have an OBP of .321.
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The Giants are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.93 so far this season (17th in the league), and the staff has struck out 517 hitters. They have walked 166 batters and their FIP is 3.38 as a unit on the year. Their K/BB ratio is 3.11 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.27. Giants pitchers have surrendered 48 home runs and 264 runs in total (15th in MLB).
Giants bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 55 times and also have had 64 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 29 holds this season (22nd in the league). The Giants bullpen have earned a save rate of 60.9% and has come into the game in 55 save situations. They have accumulated 14 saves this season and have blown 9 of their 23 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 77 runners so far this season and 33.8% of those players crossed the plate. The Giants have sent 235 relievers to the hill this season.
The Giants have turned 67.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 4,974 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 27th in professional baseball. The San Francisco Giants have earned 1,658 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 592 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .985 which puts them in 15th in professional baseball, and have a total of 47 double plays.
Rodon has taken the ball for 734 innings and has totaled 793 punch outs in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.74 (305 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.288. He has given up 654 hits (8.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 292 walks. Rodon (47-42 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.82 while he has gone up against 3,128 hitters during his time in the majors.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have earned an OBP of .290 in addition to a team batting average of .220 for the year. They have struck out on 562 instances (6th in the league) and have tallied 444 base hits. Pittsburgh has a total of 55 long balls on the year as well as 197 runs batted in. The Pirates hold a slugging % of .354 and they score 3.42 runs per contest (28th in the league). They have put up 79 two-baggers, while taking a walk 188 times and earning 212 runs.
The Pittsburgh pitching staff have conceded 313 runs on the season while having an ERA of 4.54 (273 earned runs surrendered). They have relinquished 68 dingers and they relinquish 5.21 runs per 9 innings (25th in baseball). The Pirates have a team WHIP of 1.383 in addition to having a FIP of 4.33 as a unit for the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.21 (489 strikeouts against 221 walks). They are currently ranked 21st in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 527.
Pittsburgh relievers have an inherited score rate of 35.4% out of 99 inherited base runners. Their relievers have come in 60 times in high leverage situations and on 63 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 54 save situations, the Pirates have accumulated 28 holds in addition to 8 blown saves. They are currently ranked 15th in baseball holding a save percentage of 65.2%, and they have dispatched 196 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond over the course of the season. Pittsburgh has had relievers take the mound in 23 save chances and they have tallied 15 saves.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have gotten 48 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .977 (30th in pro baseball). The Pirates have 560 assists, 52 errors and have amassed 1,623 putouts so far this year. In their 4,869 innings played, the Pirates have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 68.5% (23rd in the majors).
Thompson (6-11 career win-loss record) has earned a 3.74 earned run average and has allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.28 and he has gone up against 535 batters in his pro baseball career. He has conceded 52 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.272 and having a FIP of 4.2. In his career, Thompson has conceded 113 base hits while totaling 105 K's in 125 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+180)
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