Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates 7/12/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, July 12, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Wade Miley vs. Jameson Taillon
The Milwaukee Brewers visit PNC Park on Thursday, July 12, 2018 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Wade Miley for the Brewers and Jameson Taillon for the Pirates.
The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee at +115 and Pittsburgh at -125. The Brewers have a 39-50-3 over/under record and a 51-41-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 41-50-0 against the run line and have a 44-41-6 over/under record.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 39-50-3 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 51-41-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 44-41-6 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 41-50-0 against the run line
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
07/08/18 C Manny Pina Biceps 10-day DL (07/07)
07/08/18 LF Ryan Braun Back 10-day DL (07/08)
07/06/18 P Brent Suter Forearm 10-day DL (07/03)
07/03/18 SS Nick Franklin Quad 60-day DL (05/09)
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)
05/09/18 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
06/29/18 P Chad Kuhl Forearm 10-day DL (06/27)
06/29/18 P Nik Turley Arm 60-day DL (06/29)
06/28/18 RF Sean Rodriguez Quad 10-day DL (06/25)
03/26/18 P A.J. Schugel Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Nick Burdi Elbow 60-day DL (02/20)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Brewers have a 55-37 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Wade Miley has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 1.42 and a WHIP of 1.26 this season. He has 4 strikeouts over his 6.1 innings pitched and he's given up 4 hits. He's allowed 5.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.15 and they have given up 266 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the bullpen and they've struck out 378 hitters and walked 136 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.55. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 686 base hits and 324 earned runs. They have allowed 91 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 323 batters and struck out 804. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.91.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .245, good for 17th in the league. The Brewers hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Jesus Aguilar is hitting .302 with an on-base percentage of .369. He has 76 hits this season in 252 at bats with 64 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .631 and an OPS+ of 161. Travis Shaw is hitting .242 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .341. He has totaled 72 hits and he has driven in 53 men in 297 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .468. The Brewers have 754 hits, including 142 doubles and 120 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 295 times so far this season and they have struck out 833 times as a unit. They have left 602 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 4.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 407 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 42-49 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.05, Jameson Taillon has a 5-7 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He has 93 strikeouts over the 100 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 95 hits. He's allowing 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.48 and they have given up 306 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 349 batters and walked 139 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.46. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 799 base knocks and 402 earned runs this season. They have given up 104 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 289 hitters and struck out 771 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.09.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 12th in the league. The Pirates hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Starling Marte comes into this matchup batting .282 with an OBP of .332. He has 84 hits this year along with 38 RBI in 298 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .460 with an OPS+ of 115. Corey Dickerson is hitting .309 this season and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 95 hits in 307 at bats while driving in 35 runs. He has an OPS+ of 119 and a slugging percentage of .463. The Pirates as a unit have 767 base hits, including 157 doubles and 87 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 280 times this year and they have struck out on 690 occasions. They have had 617 men left on base and have an OPS of .717. They have scored 4.34 runs per game and totaled 395 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Pirates -125
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