Pittsburgh Pirates at Milwaukee Brewers 8/25/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 25, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jameson Taillon vs. Jhoulys Chacin
Miller Park is the site of the matchup between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday, August 25, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Jameson Taillon for the Pirates and Jhoulys Chacin for the Brewers.
Pittsburgh opens at +117 while Milwaukee opens at -127. The Pirates have a 59-62-7 over/under record and a 62-66-0 run line mark. The Brewers are 69-60-0 against the run line and have a 61-65-3 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 59-62-7 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 62-66-0 against the run line
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 61-65-3 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 69-60-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
08/20/18 P Chris Archer Ankle left last game, is "?" for next scheduled start
08/17/18 SS Jordy Mercer Calf 10-day DL (08/15)
08/08/18 RF Sean Rodriguez Abdominal 10-day DL (08/06)
06/29/18 P Chad Kuhl Forearm 60-day DL (06/27)
06/29/18 P Nik Turley Arm 60-day DL (06/29)
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)
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
08/10/18 P Joakim Soria Thigh 10-day DL (08/10)
07/26/18 P Brent Suter Forearm 60-day DL (7/23)
07/03/18 SS Nick Franklin Quad 60-day DL (05/09)
06/01/18 C Stephen Vogt Shoulder is out for season
06/01/18 P Zach Davies Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (06/01)
03/26/18 P Jimmy Nelson Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 63-65 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jameson Taillon has a 9-9 record with an earned run average of 3.58 and a WHIP of 1.23 this year. He has 131 strikeouts over his 146 innings pitched and he's given up 141 hits. He's allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 415 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 458 hitters and walked 195 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 1,114 base hits and 517 earned runs. They have allowed 131 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 408 batters and struck out 1,023. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.07.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .253, good for 11th in the league. The Pirates hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Josh Harrison is hitting .259 with an on-base percentage of .299. He has 80 hits this season in 309 at bats with 32 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .366 and an OPS+ of 83. Starling Marte is hitting .271 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .315. He has totaled 117 hits and he has driven in 57 men in 431 at bats. His OPS+ is 110 while his slugging percentage is at .457. The Pirates have 1,091 hits, including 219 doubles and 129 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 382 times so far this season and they have struck out 977 times as a unit. They have left 849 men on base and have a team OPS of .727. They score 4.35 runs per contest and have scored a total of 557 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 71-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.58, Jhoulys Chacin has a 13-4 record and a 1.17 WHIP this season. He has 122 strikeouts over the 151 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 122 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.76 and they have given up 409 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 516 batters and walked 192 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.86. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,000 base knocks and 493 earned runs this season. They have given up 146 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 453 hitters and struck out 1,112 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.18.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 13th in the league. The Brewers hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Lorenzo Cain comes into this matchup batting .307 with an OBP of .398. He has 128 hits this year along with 32 RBI in 417 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .424 with an OPS+ of 120. Christian Yelich is hitting .314 this season and he has an OBP of .378. He has collected 141 hits in 449 at bats while driving in 64 runs. He has an OPS+ of 139 and a slugging percentage of .532. The Brewers as a unit have 1,099 base hits, including 200 doubles and 163 homers. Milwaukee has walked 406 times this year and they have struck out on 1,163 occasions. They have had 872 men left on base and have an OPS of .735. They have scored 4.39 runs per game and totaled 566 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates +117
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