San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 6/18/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
The San Francisco Giants (35-27) are en route to PNC Park on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates (25-37). The expected starting pitchers are Alex Wood and Jose Quintana.
The Giants have compiled 101 doubles as a team and have hit 73 balls out of the park. San Francisco has a slugging percentage of .399 and have struck out 529 times, while drawing a walk on 230 occasions. As a team, the San Francisco Giants are putting up 4.9 runs/g, which is 5th in MLB. They have 289 runs batted in and 494 hits on the campaign, and their batting average is sitting at .239. They have tallied 304 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .321.
Get all of our MLB Expert Picks
The Giants are sitting with a team ERA of 3.93 for the season (18th in the league), and they have struck out 517 batters. They have walked 166 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.38 as a unit on the campaign. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.11 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.27. Giants pitchers have yielded 48 home runs and 264 total runs (14th in MLB).
The Giants relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 60.9% and stepped onto the hill in 55 save situations. The relievers have inherited 77 runners for the season and 33.8% of those players ended up crossing the plate. Giants pitchers have entered the game with players on base 55 times as well as having 64 appearances in high leverage situations. The Giants have sent 235 relievers to the mound this season. The relief pitchers have recorded 29 holds over the course of the season (22nd in baseball). They have earned 14 saves on the year and have blown 9 of their 23 chances to save the game.
The San Francisco Giants have a tally of 1,658 putouts this year, in addition to 592 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .985 which is 16th in the majors, and they have twisted 47 double plays. The Giants have turned 67.8% of balls hit into play into outs in their 4,974 innings on the diamond, ranking them 27th in professional baseball.
Wood has pitched in 1,051 innings and has accumulated 995 strikeouts during his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.53 (413 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.229. He has given up 993 base hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 299 walks. Wood (67-53 career record) sits with a FIP of 3.48 while going up against 4,389 hitters in the majors.
Pittsburgh has accounted for 55 long balls on the year as well as 197 runs batted in. They have tallied 79 two-baggers, while taking a walk 188 times as well as scoring 212 runs. The Pittsburgh Pirates are sitting with an on-base percentage of .290 and a batting average of .220 on the season. The Pirates have a team slugging percentage of .354 and they have an average of 3.42 runs per outing (28th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 562 instances (6th in the league) and have tallied 444 base hits.
The Pirates have a team WHIP of 1.383 with a FIP of 4.33 as a unit for the season. They are currently ranked 21st in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 527. The Pittsburgh pitching staff have relinquished 313 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 4.54 (273 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.21 (489 strikeouts against 221 bases on balls). They have allowed 68 home runs and they surrender 5.21 runs per 9 innings (25th in the league).
Sitting with 54 save situations, the Pirates have tallied 28 holds in addition to 8 blown saves. Pittsburgh has called on relievers to enter the game in 23 save chances and they have come away with 15 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 60 times in high leverage situations and on 63 occasions with base runners. Pittsburgh relievers have an inherited score rate of 35.4% out of their 99 inherited base runners. They are ranked 15th in the league with a save rate of 65.2%, and they have dispatched 196 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign.
In their 4,869 innings on the diamond, the Pirates hold a efficiency on defense of 68.5% (25th in baseball). The Pittsburgh Pirates have gotten 48 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .977 (30th in MLB). The Pirates have 560 assists, 52 errors and have notched a total of 1,623 putouts for the season.
In his career, Quintana has surrendered 1,602 base hits while he has totaled 1,445 punch outs in 1,616 frames. He has given up a total of 687 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.286 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.03 and he has gone up against 6,791 batters during his MLB career. Quintana (84-84 career record) is the owner of a 3.82 earned run average while allowing 8.9 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's Free MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Expert MLB Picks