Pittsburgh Pirates at Milwaukee Brewers 5/5/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Saturday, May 5, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jameson Taillon vs. Jhoulys Chacin
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Miller Park on Saturday, May 5, 2018 to play the Milwaukee Brewers. The probable starters are Jameson Taillon for the Pirates and Jhoulys Chacin for the Brewers.
The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at -105 and Milwaukee at -105. The Pirates have a 16-12-4 over/under record and a 17-15-0 run line mark. The Brewers are 18-14-0 against the run line and have a 12-20-0 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 16-12-4 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 17-15-0 against the run line
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 12-20-0 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 18-14-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
04/17/18 2B Josh Harrison Hand 10-day DL (04/16)
04/03/18 P Joe Musgrove Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
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)
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
05/03/18 3B Travis Shaw Foot left last game, is "?" Friday vs Pittsburgh Pirates
05/03/18 P Zach Davies Shoulder 10-day DL (05/03)
04/25/18 1B Eric Thames Thumb 10-day DL (04/25)
04/06/18 P Corey Knebel Hamstring 10-day DL (04/06)
03/29/18 P Boone Logan Triceps 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 C Stephen Vogt Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jimmy Nelson Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 17-15 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jameson Taillon has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 4.83 and a WHIP of 1.23 this year. He has 29 strikeouts over his 31.2 innings pitched and he's given up 30 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have given up 108 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 109 hitters and walked 44 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.24. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 272 base hits and 135 earned runs. They have allowed 32 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 101 batters and struck out 251. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.05.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .254, good for 6th in the league. The Pirates hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Corey Dickerson is hitting .315 with an on-base percentage of .355. He has 35 hits this season in 111 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .523 and an OPS+ of 141. Josh Bell is hitting .244 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .311. He has totaled 29 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 119 at bats. His OPS+ is 81 while his slugging percentage is at .336. The Pirates have 279 hits, including 56 doubles and 32 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 105 times so far this season and they have struck out 244 times as a unit. They have left 218 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 4.69 runs per contest and have scored a total of 150 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 19-13 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.54, Jhoulys Chacin has a 2-1 record and a 1.60 WHIP this year. He has 20 strikeouts over the 33.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 37 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 5.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.36 and they have given up 85 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 138 batters and walked 44 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.19. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 240 base knocks and 102 earned runs this season. They have given up 27 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 107 hitters and struck out 260 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.89.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 22nd in the league. The Brewers hold a .384 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Travis Shaw comes into this matchup batting .241 with an OBP of .331. He has 27 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 112 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .473 with an OPS+ of 117. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .279 this season and he has an OBP of .397. He has collected 29 hits in 104 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 135 and a slugging percentage of .462. The Brewers as a unit have 255 base hits, including 47 doubles and 36 homers. Milwaukee has walked 101 times this year and they have struck out on 275 occasions. They have had 218 men left on base and have an OPS of .689. They have scored 3.84 runs per game and totaled 123 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Pirates -105 and over 8.5 total runs
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