Sunday, July 19, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Locke (5-5) vs. Taylor Jungmann (4-1)
The Milwaukee Brewers welcome the Pittsburgh Pirates to Miller Park on Sunday. Jeff Locke is the probable starter for the Pirates and he'll face Taylor Jungmann of the Brewers. The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at -105 and Milwaukee at -105. The over/under was set at 8. The Pirates have a 37-43 over/under record and a 38-51 run line mark, meaning they cover 43% of the time. The Brewers are 43-48 against the run line and have a 45-41 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
The Pirates head into this matchup with a 53-36 record, including 21-20 on the road. Jeff Locke has a 5-5 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.03 and a 1.42 WHIP. The Pirates are 9-8 over his 96 innings pitched and he's also given up 100 hits over that time period. The Pirates are also 8-8 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3.6 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.46 and they have given up 239 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 241 and walked 77 batters this season while opposing teams hit .232 against them. Pittsburgh has a team average of 8.13 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.83 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 2.87, they are 2nd in the league.
Pittsburgh ranks 14th in the league in team batting average at .254 while hitting .253 on the road. The Pirates hold a .379 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316 which is good for 14th in baseball. With 92 hits, Andrew McCutchen leads the team while his team ranks 7th in hits per game with 8.8.
With a 17-28 home record, Milwaukee will hope to improve on their 39-52 overall mark. Taylor Jungmann has a record of 4-1 while sporting an earned run average of 2.15 on the year with a 1.00 WHIP. The Brewers have a record of 5-2 over the 46 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 34 hits. The Brewers are also 2-4 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 4.3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.26 and they have given up 242 base hits on the year. The Brewers bullpen has struck out 279 batters and walked 98 this season while opposing teams have hit .231 against them. Milwaukee has a team average of 9.03 hits per game and are averaging 7.78 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.16, they are 24th in the league.
They rank 18th in the league in team batting average with a .249 average while hitting .237 at home. The Brewers hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303 which is good for 25th in baseball. With 86 hits, Ryan Braun leads the team while his team ranks 19th in hits per game with 8.46.
Pittsburgh has a team fielding percentage of .983 after having committed 63 errors with 1079 assists and 2,471 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Brewers have accumlated 71 errors while having 942 assists and 2,432 put outs leading to a .979 fielding percentage.
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 37-43 against the over/under so far this season
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 38-51 against the run line so far this season
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 45-41 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 43-48 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)
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), expected to be activated & start Tuesday vs. Cleveland Indians
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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