Friday, July 17, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Charlie Morton (6-2) vs. Mike Fiers (4-7)
The Milwaukee Brewers welcome the Pittsburgh Pirates to Miller Park on Friday. The Pirates send Charlie Morton to the mound to face Mike Fiers of the Brewers. The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at +102 and Milwaukee at -112. The over/under was set at 8. The Pirates, with a 38-50 run line record, cover the spread 43% of the time. They also have a 37-42 over/under record. The Brewers have a 45-40 over/under record and a 42-48 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 47% of the time.
The Pirates show up with a 53-35 record, including 21-19 on the road. Charlie Morton has an earned run average of 4.15 and is 6-2 so far on the season while having a 1.31 WHIP. In his starts, the Pirates are 7-2 over his 52 innings pitched this season while giving up 52 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 3-4. He is getting 4.6 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 2.48 and they've given up 238 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .233 against the Pirates bullpen while walking 74 times and striking out 239 times. Pittsburgh is averaging 7.87 strikeouts per game while getting 8.14 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 2nd in baseball in team earned run average at 2.86.
As a team, Pittsburgh is batting .256, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .256 average away from home. Ranked at 14th in the league in on-base percentage, the Pirates sit at .317 and they hold a .381 team slugging percentage. Andrew McCutchen leads the team in hits with 92 while the team ranks 7th in baseball with 8.86 hits per game.
Milwaukee is 16-28 at home while holding a 38-52 overall record on the season. Mike Fiers is starting this game 4-7 for the season with an earned run average of 3.96 and a WHIP of 1.41. In his starts, the Brewers are 9-9 and he has allowed 102 hits over 100 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 8-9. He is getting 4.1 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.28 and they have given up 242 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .233 against the Brewers bullpen while walking 98 times and striking out 276 times. Milwaukee is averaging 7.76 strikeouts per game while getting 9.09 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.20.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .238 average at home. Ranked at 25th in the league in on-base percentage, the Brewers sit at .302 and they hold a .396 team slugging percentage. Gerardo Parra leads the team in hits with 86 while the team ranks 16th in baseball with 8.49 hits a game.
The Pirates have committed 62 errors and have combined for 1064 assists and 2,447 put outs leading to a .983 team fielding percentage. The Brewers have committed 69 errors on the season with 935 assists and 2,405 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .980 on the year.
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 37-42 against the over/under so far this season
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 38-50 against the run line so far this season
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 45-40 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 42-48 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/06/15 3B Josh Harrison Thumb Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/6)
06/24/15 RF Corey Hart Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/22)
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 60 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)
07/07/15 P Matt Garza Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/3)
06/04/15 P Brandon Kintzler Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/26)
05/24/15 P Wily Peralta Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/23)
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates
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