Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Chad Kuhl vs. Zach Davies
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Miller Park on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 to play the Milwaukee Brewers. The probable starters are Chad Kuhl for the Pirates and Zach Davies for the Brewers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at +125 and Milwaukee at -135. The Pirates have a 32-33-4 over/under record and a 34-35-0 run line mark. The Brewers are 44-27-0 against the run line and have a 41-27-3 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 32-33-4 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 34-35-0 against the run line
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 41-27-3 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 44-27-0 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 31-38 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chad Kuhl has a 1-6 record with an earned run average of 5.61 and a WHIP of 1.53. He has 47 strikeouts over his 59.1 innings pitched and he's given up 66 hits. He allows 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.14 and they have given up 250 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 223 hitters and walked 84 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.5 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 4.42. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 657 base hits and 306 earned runs. They have allowed 81 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 191 batters and struck out 506. 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 .246, good for 21st in the league. The Pirates hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .257 with an on-base percentage of .332. He has 64 hits this season in 249 at bats with 37 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .466 and an OPS+ of 107. Josh Harrison is hitting .298 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .365. He has totaled 75 hits and he has driven in 22 men in 252 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .456. The Pirates have 578 hits, including 111 doubles and 65 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 240 times so far this season and they have struck out 505 times as a unit. They have left 500 men on base and have a team OPS of .714. They score 4.19 runs per contest and have scored a total of 289 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 38-33 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.91, Zach Davies has a 7-3 record and a 1.54 WHIP. He has 51 strikeouts over the 73.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 87 hits. He allows 10.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.09. 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 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.2. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 636 base knocks and 300 earned runs this season. They have given up 86 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 252 hitters and struck out 564 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.42.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 18th in the league. The Brewers hold a .444 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 .265 with an OBP of .399. He has 58 hits this year along with 38 RBI in 219 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .607 with an OPS+ of 157. 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 614 base hits, including 129 doubles and 103 homers. Milwaukee has walked 236 times this year and they have struck out on 687 occasions. They have had 465 men left on base and have an OPS of .767. They have scored 4.89 runs per game and totaled 347 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates +125
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