Pittsburgh Pirates at Milwaukee Brewers 8/26/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 26, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Archer vs. Chase Anderson
Miller Park is the site of the matchup between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday, August 26, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Chris Archer for the Pirates and Chase Anderson for the Brewers.
Pittsburgh opens at +130 while Milwaukee opens at -140. The Pirates have a 60-62-7 over/under record and a 63-66-0 run line mark. The Brewers are 69-61-0 against the run line and have a 62-65-3 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 60-62-7 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 63-66-0 against the run line
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 62-65-3 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 69-61-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
08/20/18 P Chris Archer Ankle left last game, is questionable for next scheduled start
08/17/18 SS Jordy Mercer Calf 10-day DL (08/15)
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
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 63-66 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Archer has a 4-6 record with an earned run average of 4.41 and a WHIP of 1.43 this year. He has 121 strikeouts over his 114.1 innings pitched and he's given up 125 hits. He's allowed 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.64. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 422 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 470 hitters and walked 202 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 1,127 base hits and 524 earned runs. They have allowed 133 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 415 batters and struck out 1,039. 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 .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Starling Marte is hitting .275 with an on-base percentage of .321. He has 120 hits this season in 437 at bats with 58 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .458 and an OPS+ of 112. Josh Harrison is hitting .257 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .298. He has totaled 80 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 311 at bats. His OPS+ is 82 while his slugging percentage is at .363. The Pirates have 1,108 hits, including 223 doubles and 129 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 389 times so far this season and they have struck out 994 times as a unit. They have left 868 men on base and have a team OPS of .727. They score 4.36 runs per contest and have scored a total of 563 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 72-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.92, Chase Anderson has a 8-7 record and a 1.16 WHIP this season. He has 110 strikeouts over the 135.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 107 hits. He allows 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.73 and they have given up 416 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 529 batters and walked 198 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.9 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 3.85. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,017 base knocks and 498 earned runs this season. They have given up 146 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 460 hitters and struck out 1,129 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.15.
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 16th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Christian Yelich comes into this matchup batting .311 with an OBP of .374. He has 142 hits this year along with 66 RBI in 456 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .533 with an OPS+ of 139. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .308 this season and he has an OBP of .401. He has collected 130 hits in 422 at bats while driving in 32 runs. He has an OPS+ of 121 and a slugging percentage of .427. The Brewers as a unit have 1,112 base hits, including 201 doubles and 165 homers. Milwaukee has walked 413 times this year and they have struck out on 1,179 occasions. They have had 883 men left on base and have an OPS of .735. They have scored 4.41 runs per game and totaled 573 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates +130
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