San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 6/19/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Sunday, June 19, 2022
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco (-180) Pittsburgh (+155)
The Pittsburgh Pirates (25-38) will try to defeat the San Francisco Giants (36-27) at PNC Park on Sunday. The odds on this game have the Giants at -180 and the Pirates are at +155. The total has been set at 8.5. The men taking the mound will be Alex Cobb and Mitch Keller.
San Francisco has a slugging % of .400 and have been called out on strikes 540 times, while drawing a walk on 235 occasions. They have recorded 291 runs batted in in addition to 500 hits over the course of the season, and their team batting average is at .238. The Giants have recorded 102 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 75 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 306 runs scored while having a team OBP of .321. As a unit, the San Francisco Giants are notching 4.9 runs per outing, which ranks them 5th in baseball.
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Giants pitchers have given up 48 home runs in addition to 264 runs in total (10th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 168 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.35 as a squad for the season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.13 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.26. The Giants have an earned run average of 3.86 for the year (14th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 525 hitters.
The Giants relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 62.5% and stepped onto the hill in 56 save situations. The relievers have inherited 77 base runners for the season with 33.8% of those runners crossed home plate. Giants pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 55 times in addition to having 65 appearances in high leverage situations. The Giants have dispatched 236 relievers to the mound for the year. The relief pitchers have earned 29 holds this year (22nd in the league). They have compiled 15 saves this season and have not converted 9 of their 24 save chances.
The Giants have turned 68.1% of baseballs in play into outs in their 5,055 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 27th in baseball. The San Francisco Giants have earned a total of 1,685 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 601 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .985 which has them sitting 14th in the majors, and have earned 48 double plays.
Cobb (66-62 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.90 while he has faced 4,402 hitters in the major leagues. He has given up 1,022 base knocks (8.8 hits per 9 innings) with 312 walks. His ERA is 3.93 (458 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.273. Cobb has taken the ball for 1,048 frames and has accounted for 863 strikeouts during his career.
The Pirates have a team slugging percentage of .350 and they average 3.37 runs per game (28th in the league). They have put up 79 doubles, while getting a free base 190 times and notching 212 runs. Pittsburgh has tallied 55 HRs on the year as well as 197 RBIs. They have struck out on 570 occasions (7th in MLB) and have recorded 446 base hits. The Pittsburgh Pirates have compiled an on-base percentage of .288 as well as a batting average of .218 on the year.
The Pirates have a WHIP of 1.380 with a FIP of 4.34 as a staff so far this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.21 (500 strikeouts vs 226 walks). They are sitting at 20th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 533. They have surrendered 70 home runs and they concede 5.15 runs per 9 innings (25th in MLB). The Pittsburgh pitching staff have given up 315 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 4.50 (275 earned runs given up).
With 54 save situations, the Pirates have earned 28 holds in addition to 8 blown saves. Pittsburgh has had relievers take the mound in 23 save chances and they have earned 15 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 60 times in high leverage situations in addition to 64 occasions with runners on. Pittsburgh relievers have an inherited score percentage of 35.0% out of their 100 inherited runners. They are ranked 15th in the league with a save rate of 65.2%, and they have dispatched 199 relief pitchers to the hill this year.
In 4,950 innings played, the Pirates have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (22nd in the majors). The Pittsburgh Pirates have gotten 51 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .977 (30th in baseball). The Pirates have accrued 570 assists, 52 errors and have accumulated 1,650 putouts for the year.
In his MLB career, Keller has surrendered 271 base hits while he has totaled 219 punch outs in 225 frames. He has given up a total of 145 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.673 and having a FIP of 4.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.07 and he has gone up against 1,029 hitters during his pro baseball career. Keller (9-22 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 5.79 ERA while giving up 10.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+155)
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