Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates 6/20/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Brent Suter vs. Chad Kuhl
The Milwaukee Brewers visit PNC Park on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Brent Suter for the Brewers and Chad Kuhl for the Pirates.
The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at -108 and Pittsburgh at -102. The Brewers have a 28-42-2 over/under record and a 41-31-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 32-40-0 against the run line and have a 34-32-6 over/under record.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 28-42-2 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 41-31-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 34-32-6 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 32-40-0 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
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 42-30 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brent Suter has a 7-4 record with an earned run average of 4.30 and a WHIP of 1.22 this season. He has 62 strikeouts over his 75.1 innings pitched and he's given up 76 hits. He's allowed 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.74 and they have given up 205 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the bullpen and they've struck out 309 hitters and walked 110 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.47. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 535 base hits and 248 earned runs. They have allowed 75 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 254 batters and struck out 618. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.99.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .247, good for 14th in the league. The Brewers hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Christian Yelich is hitting .297 with an on-base percentage of .371. He has 70 hits this season in 236 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .470 and an OPS+ of 125. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .388. He has totaled 73 hits and he has driven in 25 men in 255 at bats. His OPS+ is 123 while his slugging percentage is at .439. The Brewers have 598 hits, including 117 doubles and 90 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 232 times so far this season and they have struck out 639 times as a unit. They have left 477 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.36 runs per contest and have scored a total of 314 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 36-36 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.76, Chad Kuhl has a 5-4 record and a 1.37 WHIP. He has 75 strikeouts over the 79 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 78 hits. He's allowing 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have given up 232 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 255 batters and walked 100 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 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 616 base knocks and 301 earned runs this season. They have given up 77 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 221 hitters and struck out 596 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 3.95.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 7th in the league. The Pirates hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Corey Dickerson comes into this matchup batting .303 with an OBP of .337. He has 77 hits this year along with 32 RBI in 254 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .457 with an OPS+ of 115. Starling Marte is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 65 hits in 232 at bats while driving in 32 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .461. The Pirates as a unit have 616 base hits, including 126 doubles and 74 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 235 times this year and they have struck out on 527 occasions. They have had 490 men left on base and have an OPS of .740. They have scored 4.6 runs per game and totaled 331 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates -102
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