Sunday, May 7, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Zach Davies vs. Tyler Glasnow
PNC Park is the site of the matchup between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, May 7, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Zach Davies for the Brewers and Tyler Glasnow for the Pirates.
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Milwaukee opens at +160 while Pittsburgh opens at -170. The Brewers have a 19-11-0 over/under record and a 17-13-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 15-14-0 against the run line and have a 13-16-0 over/under record.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 19-11-0 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 17-13-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 13-16-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 15-14-0 against the run line
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
05/05/17 LF Ryan Braun Arm doubtful Saturday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
04/03/17 P Junior Guerra Calf 10-day DL
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
04/29/17 3B David Freese Hamstring 10-day DL (4/26)
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 15-15 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zach Davies has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 6.07 and a WHIP of 1.85. He has 25 strikeouts over his 29.2 innings pitched and he's given up 42 hits. He allows 12.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.88 and they have given up 111 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 105 hitters and walked 59 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.29. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 279 base hits and 128 earned runs. They have allowed 35 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 111 batters and struck out 237. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.30.
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As a team Milwaukee is hitting .247, good for 16th in the league. The Brewers hold a .461 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Eric Thames is hitting .310 with an on-base percentage of .430. He has 31 hits this season in 100 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .710 and an OPS+ of 193. Travis Shaw is hitting .274 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .316. He has totaled 29 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 106 at bats. His OPS+ is 121 while his slugging percentage is at .547. The Brewers have 251 hits, including 59 doubles and 49 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 98 times so far this season and they have struck out 284 times as a unit. They have left 184 men on base and have a team OPS of .778. They score 4.93 runs per contest and have scored a total of 148 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 13-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.97, Tyler Glasnow has a 1-1 record and a 2.13 WHIP. He has 22 strikeouts over the 20.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 27 hits. He allows 11.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.92. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.90 and they have given up 99 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 77 batters and walked 38 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.85. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 260 base knocks and 110 earned runs this season. They have given up 26 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 88 hitters and struck out 211 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 3.89.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 24th in the league. The Pirates hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Andrew McCutchen comes into this matchup batting .226 with an OBP of .308. He has 24 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 106 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .415 with an OPS+ of 88. Josh Harrison is hitting .293 this season and he has an OBP of .366. He has collected 29 hits in 99 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .495. The Pirates as a unit have 226 base hits, including 44 doubles and 26 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 108 times this year and they have struck out on 198 occasions. They have had 207 men left on base and have an OPS of .702. They have scored 3.9 runs per game and totaled 113 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Brewers +160
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