Monday, June 19, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Gerrit Cole vs. Matt Garza
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Miller Park on Monday, June 19, 2017 to play the Milwaukee Brewers. The probable starters are Gerrit Cole for the Pirates and Matt Garza for the Brewers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at -113 and Milwaukee at +103. The Pirates have a 32-32-4 over/under record and a 34-34-0 run line mark. The Brewers are 44-26-0 against the run line and have a 41-26-3 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 32-32-4 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 34-34-0 against the run line
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 41-26-3 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 44-26-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
05/28/17 P Antonio Bastardo Quad 10-day DL (04/25)
05/28/17 P Josh Lindblom Side 10-day DL (05/20)
04/18/17 CF Starling Marte Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 07/18 vs. Milwaukee)
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
06/14/17 P Brandon Woodruff Hamstring 10-day DL (06/13)
06/10/17 2B Jonathan Villar Back 10-day DL (06/10)
05/27/17 LF Ryan Braun Calf 10-day DL (05/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 31-37 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gerrit Cole has a 4-6 record with an earned run average of 4.54 and a WHIP of 1.30. He has 69 strikeouts over his 83.1 innings pitched and he's given up 88 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 245 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 218 hitters and walked 84 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.39. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 644 base hits and 299 earned runs. They have allowed 79 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 190 batters and struck out 497. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.23.
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As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .248, good for 21st in the league. The Pirates hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .260 with an on-base percentage of .336. He has 64 hits this season in 246 at bats with 37 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .472 and an OPS+ of 110. Josh Harrison is hitting .302 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .371. He has totaled 75 hits and he has driven in 22 men in 248 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .464. The Pirates have 575 hits, including 111 doubles and 64 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 237 times so far this season and they have struck out 500 times as a unit. They have left 496 men on base and have a team OPS of .718. They score 4.24 runs per contest and have scored a total of 288 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 37-33 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.17, Matt Garza has a 3-2 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 37 strikeouts over the 49.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 49 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.06. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have given up 243 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 243 batters and walked 128 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.26. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 630 base knocks and 300 earned runs this season. They have given up 86 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 250 hitters and struck out 554 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.46.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 18th in the league. The Brewers hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Eric Thames comes into this matchup batting .269 with an OBP of .402. He has 58 hits this year along with 38 RBI in 216 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .616 with an OPS+ of 160. Domingo Santana is hitting .270 this season and he has an OBP of .366. He has collected 61 hits in 226 at bats while driving in 35 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .465. The Brewers as a unit have 605 base hits, including 128 doubles and 101 homers. Milwaukee has walked 234 times this year and they have struck out on 681 occasions. They have had 459 men left on base and have an OPS of .766. They have scored 4.93 runs per game and totaled 345 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates -113
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