Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates 6/18/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, June 18, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jhoulys Chacin vs. Trevor Williams
The Milwaukee Brewers visit PNC Park on Monday, June 18, 2018 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Jhoulys Chacin for the Brewers and Trevor Williams for the Pirates.
The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at -110 and Pittsburgh at +100. The Brewers have a 27-41-2 over/under record and a 40-30-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 31-39-0 against the run line and have a 33-31-6 over/under record.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 27-41-2 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 40-30-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 33-31-6 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 31-39-0 against the run line
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
06/13/18 P Matt Albers Shoulder 10-day DL (06/12)
06/01/18 C Stephen Vogt Shoulder is out for season
06/01/18 P Zach Davies Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (06/01)
05/30/18 3B Tyler Saladino Ankle 10-day DL (05/30)
05/09/18 SS Nick Franklin Quad 10-day DL (05/09)
05/09/18 P Wade Miley Oblique 60-day DL (05/09)
03/26/18 P Jimmy Nelson Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
06/09/18 P Richard Rodriguez Shoulder 10-day DL (06/08)
03/26/18 P A.J. Schugel Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Nick Burdi Elbow 60-day DL (02/20)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Brewers have a 42-28 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin has a 6-1 record with an earned run average of 3.32 and a WHIP of 1.24 this season. He has 64 strikeouts over his 81.1 innings pitched and he's given up 68 hits. He's allowed 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.66 and they have given up 197 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the bullpen and they've struck out 303 hitters and walked 106 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.41. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 516 base hits and 237 earned runs. They have allowed 72 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 246 batters and struck out 605. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.94.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .247, good for 14th in the league. The Brewers hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Christian Yelich is hitting .297 with an on-base percentage of .370. He has 68 hits this season in 229 at bats with 30 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .476 and an OPS+ of 127. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .289 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .386. He has totaled 72 hits and he has driven in 24 men in 249 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .442. The Brewers have 583 hits, including 111 doubles and 87 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 223 times so far this season and they have struck out 618 times as a unit. They have left 461 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 4.36 runs per contest and have scored a total of 305 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 35-35 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.38, Trevor Williams has a 5-4 record and a 1.30 WHIP. He has 51 strikeouts over the 74 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 70 hits. He's allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.56 and they have given up 226 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 248 batters and walked 98 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.24. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 601 base knocks and 293 earned runs this season. They have given up 75 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 216 hitters and struck out 576 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 3.95.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 7th in the league. The Pirates hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Corey Dickerson comes into this matchup batting .309 with an OBP of .344. He has 76 hits this year along with 32 RBI in 246 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .467 with an OPS+ of 120. Starling Marte is hitting .282 this season and he has an OBP of .336. He has collected 64 hits in 227 at bats while driving in 32 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .467. The Pirates as a unit have 598 base hits, including 124 doubles and 72 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 230 times this year and they have struck out on 514 occasions. They have had 478 men left on base and have an OPS of .740. They have scored 4.63 runs per game and totaled 324 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Pirates +100
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