Pittsburgh Pirates at Milwaukee Brewers 8/16/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Gerrit Cole vs. Jimmy Nelson
The Pittsburgh Pirates head to Miller Park on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 to take on the Milwaukee Brewers. The expected starting pitchers are Gerrit Cole for the Pirates and Jimmy Nelson for the Brewers.
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The odds for this matchup have Pittsburgh at +104 and Milwaukee at -114. The Pirates have a 47-66-5 over/under mark and a 61-57-0 run line record. The Brewers are 64-56-0 against the run line and have a 56-58-6 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 47-66-5 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 61-57-0 against the run line
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 56-58-6 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 64-56-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
08/14/17 RF Gregory Polanco Leg is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
08/14/17 3B Travis Shaw Foot "?" Tuesday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
08/13/17 P Brent Suter Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (08/13)
08/04/17 C Jett Bandy Ribs 10-day DL (08/04)
07/18/17 C Stephen Vogt Knee 10-day DL (07/18)
06/28/17 P Chase Anderson Ribs 10-day DL (06/28)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 58-60 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gerrit Cole has a 10-8 record with an earned run average of 3.96 and a WHIP of 1.25. He has 132 strikeouts over his 147.2 innings pitched and he's given up 148 hits. He allows 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.82 and they have given up 379 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 355 hitters and walked 145 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.19. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 1,084 base hits and 492 earned runs. They have allowed 129 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 340 batters and struck out 897. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.11.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .245, good for 25th in the league. The Pirates hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .289 with an on-base percentage of .382. He has 119 hits this season in 412 at bats with 71 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .517 and an OPS+ of 134. Josh Harrison is hitting .278 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .348. He has totaled 116 hits and he has driven in 38 men in 418 at bats. His OPS+ is 102 while his slugging percentage is at .421. The Pirates have 981 hits, including 187 doubles and 111 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 395 times so far this season and they have struck out 849 times as a unit. They have left 846 men on base and have a team OPS of .710. They score 4.19 runs per contest and have scored a total of 495 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 61-59 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.72, Jimmy Nelson has a 9-6 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 162 strikeouts over the 145.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 145 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.10 and they have given up 395 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 429 batters and walked 208 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.18. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,051 base knocks and 498 earned runs this season. They have given up 149 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 427 hitters and struck out 981 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.44.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 19th in the league. The Brewers hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Orlando Arcia comes into this matchup batting .284 with an OBP of .325. He has 113 hits this year along with 39 RBI in 398 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .417 with an OPS+ of 92. Domingo Santana is hitting .274 this season and he has an OBP of .367. He has collected 109 hits in 398 at bats while driving in 62 runs. He has an OPS+ of 117 and a slugging percentage of .472. The Brewers as a unit have 1,025 base hits, including 207 doubles and 171 homers. Milwaukee has walked 391 times this year and they have struck out on 1,178 occasions. They have had 808 men left on base and have an OPS of .757. They have scored 4.62 runs per game and totaled 555 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates +104
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