Wednesday, June 10, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Lohse (3-6) vs. Charlie Morton (3-0)
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The Pittsburgh Pirates welcome the Milwaukee Brewers to PNC Park on Wednesday. The probable starters are Kyle Lohse for the Brewers and Charlie Morton for the Pirates. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at +142 and Pittsburgh at -152. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Brewers, with a 25-33 run line record, cover the spread 43% of the time. They also have a 29-26 over/under record. The Pirates are 29-28 against the run line and have a 24-25 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
The Brewers show up with a 21-37 record, including 12-17 on the road. Starting pitcher Kyle Lohse holds a 3-6 record with an earned run average of 6.59 and a WHIP of 1.38. The Brewers are 5-7 over his 68.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 79 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Brewers are 7-3 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.43 and they've given up 162 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 200 and walked 71 batters this season while opposing teams hit .228 against them. Milwaukee has a team average of 9.04 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.42 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.36, they are 28th in the league.
Milwaukee ranks 30th in the league in team batting average at .233 while hitting .237 on the road. Ranked at 30th in the league in on-base percentage, the Brewers sit at .286 and they hold a .378 team slugging percentage. With 53 hits, Adam Lind leads the team while his team ranks 28th in hits per game with 7.86.
Pittsburgh is 15-10 at home while holding a 31-26 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 2.84, Charlie Morton will come into this game holding a 3-0 record and a 1.16 WHIP. The Pirates have a record of 3-0 over the 19 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 18 hits. Against the over/under, the Pirates are 1-1 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 6.3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 2.73 and they have given up 160 hits on the season. The Pirates bullpen has struck out 155 batters and walked 53 this season while opposing teams have hit .244 against them. Pittsburgh has a team average of 8.36 hits per game and are averaging 8.26 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.01, they are 2nd in the league.
They rank 12th in the league in team batting average with a .254 average while hitting .255 at home. Ranked at 18th in the league in on-base percentage, the Pirates sit at .311 and they hold a .385 team slugging percentage. With 58 hits, Andrew McCutchen leads the team while his team ranks 10th in hits per game with 8.74.
The Brewers have committed 47 errors and have combined for 580 assists and 1,556 put outs leading to a .978 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Pirates have accumlated 43 errors while having 662 assists and 1,553 put outs leading to a .981 fielding percentage.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 29-26 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 25-33 against the run line so far this season
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 24-25 against the over/under so far this season
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 29-28 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/04/15 P Brandon Kintzler Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/26)
05/31/15 LF Khris Davis Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/30)
05/24/15 P Wily Peralta Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/23)
06/09/15 CF Andrew McCutchen Knee probable Tuesday vs. Milwaukee Brewers
06/04/15 LF Jaff Decker Calf Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/30)
05/07/15 LF Andrew Lambo Plantar Fasciitis Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/4)
04/06/15 P Brandon Cumpton Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 SS Justin Sellers Heel Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates
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