Sunday, September 13, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Taylor Jungmann (9-6) vs. Francisco Liriano (10-7)
The Milwaukee Brewers take on the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday at PNC Park. The probable starters are Taylor Jungmann for the Brewers and Francisco Liriano for the Pirates. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at +193 and Pittsburgh at -209. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Brewers, with a 66-75 run line record, cover the spread 47% of the time. They also have a 72-60 over/under record. The Pirates have a 65-63 over/under record and a 62-78 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 44% of the time.
The Brewers head into this matchup with a 62-79 record, including 29-40 on the road. Taylor Jungmann has a 9-6 record on the season, an earned run average of 2.87 and a 1.20 WHIP. In his starts, the Brewers are 10-7 over his 100.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 84 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 6-9. His teammates are averaging 4.1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.53 and they've given up 394 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen while being struck out 452 times and walking 150 times this season. As a team, Milwaukee has allowed 8.97 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.81 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.25.
Milwaukee ranks 11th in the league in team batting average at .255 while hitting .256 on the road. Ranked at 21st in the league in on-base percentage, the Brewers sit at .311 and they hold a .401 team slugging percentage. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.64 hits per game and Ryan Braun leads the team with 140.
With a 47-22 home record, Pittsburgh will hope to improve on their 84-56 overall mark. Francisco Liriano has a record of 10-7 while sporting an earned run average of 3.28 on the year with a 1.18 WHIP. In his starts, the Pirates are 16-11 and he has allowed 132 hits over 164.2 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 16-7. His teammates score an average of 5.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 2.76 and they have given up 394 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .236 against the Pirates bullpen while being struck out 391 times and walking 139 times this season. As a team, Pittsburgh has allowed 8.41 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.93 batters per nine. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.21.
They rank 8th in the league in team batting average with a .260 average while hitting .263 at home. Ranked at 11th in the league in on-base percentage, the Pirates sit at .323 and they hold a .397 team slugging percentage. They rank 8th in baseball with 9.04 hits per game and Andrew McCutchen leads the team with 147.
The Brewers have committed 97 errors and have combined for 1,457 assists and 3,749 put outs leading to a .982 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .981 team fielding percentage while committing 106 errors, accumulating 1,636 assists and compiling 3,857 put outs.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 72-60 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 66-75 against the run line so far this season
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 65-63 against the over/under so far this season
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 62-78 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/10/15 C Jonathan Lucroy Concussion out indefinitely
08/14/15 P Michael Blazek Hand Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/13)
09/11/15 LF Starling Marte Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Milwaukee Brewers
09/02/15 P Casey Sadler Forearm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/1)
08/08/15 P Deolis Guerra Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/7)
07/19/15 CF Gorkys Hernandez Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/13)
06/24/15 RF Corey Hart Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/22)
05/07/15 LF Andrew Lambo Plantar Fasciitis Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/4)
04/06/15 P Brandon Cumpton Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates
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