Pittsburgh Pirates vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 5/27/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds

Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Seattle Mariners

Date: Saturday, May 27, 2023

Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA

TV: Root Sports Northwest

Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+180) Seattle (-210)

The Seattle Mariners (26-24) will play the Pittsburgh Pirates (25-24) at T-Mobile Park on Saturday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Pirates at +180 and the Mariners are at -210. The betting total is set at 7. The men taking the mound will be Roansy Contreras and Luis Castillo.

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As a unit, the Pittsburgh Pirates are scoring 4.3 runs per game, which ranks them 19th in baseball. They have a total of 212 runs scored and have an OBP of .323. The Pirates have recorded 93 doubles as a team and have knocked 43 baseballs out of the park. They have tallied 202 RBI’s as well as 394 hits this year, while their batting average is at .244. Pittsburgh has a slugging % of .394 and have struck out 406 times, while taking a walk on 181 occasions.

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They have a K/BB ratio of 2.54 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.30. Pirates pitchers have allowed 45 home runs in addition to 199 runs in total (6th in the league). Pittsburgh has relinquished 397 hits (8.3 per 9 innings) as well as 181 earned runs. The Pirates have compiled a team earned run average of 3.77 this season (7th in the league), and their staff has struck out 425 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 167 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.90 as a team so far this year.

The Pirates have sent 142 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 52 base runners this year with 21.2% of those players ended up scoring. They have compiled 13 saves so far this season and have not converted 6 of their 19 chances to save the game. The Pirates relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 68.4% and has come into the game in 45 save situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 25 holds so far this year (19th in MLB). Pirates bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 34 times in addition to having 37 appearances in high leverage situations.

The Pirates have converted 68.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 3,894 innings, which has them ranked 18th in pro baseball. The Pittsburgh Pirates have notched a total of 1,298 putouts this season, as well as 394 assists and 32 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .981 which has them sitting 28th in baseball, and have a total of 42 double plays.

Contreras (8-9 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.40 and he has faced 633 hitters in the majors. He has conceded 133 hits (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 63 free passes. His earned run average is 3.95 (65 ER’s allowed) and his WHIP is 1.324. Contreras has thrown 148 frames and has tallied 125 K’s in his MLB career.

Seattle is sitting with 55 long balls on the year as well as 216 runs batted in. They have recorded 82 two-baggers, while taking a walk 171 times and putting up 225 runs. The Seattle Mariners have earned a team on-base percentage of .310 and a batting average of .229 this year. The Mariners have a team slugging % of .382 and they average 4.50 runs per game (14th in the league). They have been rung up on 478 instances (4th in baseball) and have earned 383 hits.

The Mariners have a team WHIP of 1.147 and have a FIP of 3.19 as a staff so far this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 8.90 (444 strikeouts against 123 free passes). They come in at 5th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 391. They have allowed 34 dingers and they allow 3.84 runs per 9 innings (4th in baseball). The Seattle pitching staff have allowed 191 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 3.45 (172 earned runs relinquished).

Seattle has called on relief pitchers to enter the game in 22 save opportunities and they have recorded 14 saves. They sit at 14th in MLB holding a save percentage of 63.6%, and they have dispatched 172 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 57 times in high leverage situations and on 46 occasions with runners on. Seattle relievers have an inherited score rate of 30.5% out of their 59 inherited runners. Sitting with 53 save situations, the Mariners have 30 holds in addition to 8 blown saves.

In their 4,038 innings played, the Mariners have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.0% (10th in baseball). The Seattle Mariners have turned 32 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .991 (1st in baseball). The Mariners have racked up 444 assists, 16 errors and have accounted for 1,346 putouts so far this season.

Castillo (51-57 mark in his career) has a 3.55 earned run average and has surrendered 7.6 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.16 and he has faced 3,791 hitters in his MLB career. He has allowed 361 ER’s while holding a WHIP of 1.186 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.6. In his career, Castillo has surrendered 769 base hits and he has 1,003 strikeouts in 915 innings pitched.

Who will win tonight’s MLB game against the spread or moneyline?

Guy Bruhn’s Pick: Take Seattle (-210)

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