Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates 9/18/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, September 18, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Brent Suter vs. Jameson Taillon
The Milwaukee Brewers head to PNC Park on Monday, September 18, 2017 to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. The expected starting pitchers are Brent Suter for the Brewers and Jameson Taillon for the Pirates.
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The odds for this matchup have Milwaukee at -105 and Pittsburgh at -105. The Brewers have a 64-77-7 over/under mark and a 79-69-0 run line record. The Pirates are 77-72-0 against the run line and have a 59-85-5 over/under record.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 64-77-7 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 79-69-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 59-85-5 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 77-72-0 against the run line
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
09/17/17 1B Eric Thames Hand is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Miami Marlins
09/17/17 2B Jonathan Villar Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Miami Marlins
09/17/17 2B Neil Walker Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Miami Marlins
09/15/17 P Jimmy Nelson Arm 10-day DL (09/15)
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
09/17/17 CF Starling Marte Shoulder "?" Monday vs. Milwaukee Brewers
09/03/17 2B Josh Harrison Hand 60-day DL (09/03)
08/27/17 C Francisco Cervelli Quad 10-day DL (08/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Brewers have a 78-70 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brent Suter has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 3.66 and a WHIP of 1.30. He has 54 strikeouts over his 66.1 innings pitched and he's given up 65 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 470 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 555 hitters and walked 246 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.03. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 1,266 base hits and 590 earned runs. They have allowed 172 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 514 batters and struck out 1,233. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.29.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .248, good for 22nd in the league. The Brewers hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Domingo Santana is hitting .275 with an on-base percentage of .367. He has 133 hits this season in 484 at bats with 74 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .483 and an OPS+ of 119. Orlando Arcia is hitting .273 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .323. He has totaled 128 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 469 at bats. His OPS+ is 89 while his slugging percentage is at .407. The Brewers have 1,240 hits, including 244 doubles and 210 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 492 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,448 times as a unit. They have left 985 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 4.56 runs per contest and have scored a total of 675 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 68-81 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.78, Jameson Taillon has a 7-6 record and a 1.55 WHIP. He has 110 strikeouts over the 116.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 138 hits. He allows 10.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.96 and they have given up 477 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 449 batters and walked 184 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.29. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,355 base knocks and 632 earned runs this season. They have given up 168 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 458 hitters and struck out 1,155 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.22.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 28th in the league. The Pirates hold a .387 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Josh Bell comes into this matchup batting .256 with an OBP of .334. He has 130 hits this year along with 83 RBI in 507 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .471 with an OPS+ of 109. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 145 hits in 526 at bats while driving in 79 runs. He has an OPS+ of 119 and a slugging percentage of .481. The Pirates as a unit have 1,230 base hits, including 230 doubles and 142 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 481 times this year and they have struck out on 1,107 occasions. They have had 1,057 men left on base and have an OPS of .706. They have scored 4.07 runs per game and totaled 607 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Brewers -105
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