Friday, May 5, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jimmy Nelson vs. Chad Kuhl
PNC Park is the site of the matchup between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, May 5, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jimmy Nelson for the Brewers and Chad Kuhl for the Pirates.
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Milwaukee opens at +121 while Pittsburgh opens at -131. The Brewers have a 18-10-0 over/under record and a 16-12-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 14-13-0 against the run line and have a 13-14-0 over/under record.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 18-10-0 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 16-12-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 13-14-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 14-13-0 against the run line
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
05/04/17 LF Ryan Braun Arm "?" Thursday vs St Louis Cardinals
04/03/17 P Junior Guerra Calf 10-day DL
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
05/03/17 C Francisco Cervelli Foot "?" Thursday vs. Cincinnati Reds
04/30/17 P Chad Kuhl Knee left last game, "?" for next scheduled start
04/29/17 3B David Freese Hamstring 10-day DL (04/26)
04/26/17 P Antonio Bastardo Quad 10-day DL (4/25)
04/25/17 LF Adam Frazier Hamstring 10-day DL (4/23)
04/18/17 CF Starling Marte Suspension 80-game suspension
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Brewers have a 14-14 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 5.34 and a WHIP of 1.54. He has 23 strikeouts over his 28.2 innings pitched and he's given up 34 hits. He allows 10.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.05 and they have given up 101 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 99 hitters and walked 54 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.36. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 262 base hits and 122 earned runs. They have allowed 34 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 103 batters and struck out 223. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.36.
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As a team Milwaukee is hitting .243, good for 18th in the league. The Brewers hold a .462 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Eric Thames is hitting .326 with an on-base percentage of .446. He has 30 hits this season in 92 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .761 and an OPS+ of 210. Travis Shaw is hitting .263 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .302. He has totaled 26 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 99 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .545. The Brewers have 229 hits, including 54 doubles and 47 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 92 times so far this season and they have struck out 267 times as a unit. They have left 163 men on base and have a team OPS of .776. They score 5.11 runs per contest and have scored a total of 143 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 12-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.26, Chad Kuhl has a 1-2 record and a 1.74 WHIP. He has 19 strikeouts over the 23 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 28 hits. He allows 11 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.25 and they have given up 93 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 70 batters and walked 35 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 242 base knocks and 106 earned runs this season. They have given up 26 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 85 hitters and struck out 197 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.04.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 22nd in the league. The Pirates hold a .386 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Andrew McCutchen comes into this matchup batting .235 with an OBP of .321. He has 23 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 98 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .439 with an OPS+ of 98. Josh Harrison is hitting .308 this season and he has an OBP of .385. He has collected 28 hits in 91 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 138 and a slugging percentage of .527. The Pirates as a unit have 212 base hits, including 39 doubles and 25 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 105 times this year and they have struck out on 184 occasions. They have had 195 men left on base and have an OPS of .710. They have scored 3.96 runs per game and totaled 107 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Brewers +121
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