Pittsburgh Pirates at Milwaukee Brewers 9/15/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 15, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Ivan Nova vs. Zach Davies
The Pittsburgh Pirates head to Miller Park on Saturday, September 15, 2018 to take on the Milwaukee Brewers. The expected starting pitchers are Ivan Nova for the Pirates and Zach Davies for the Brewers.
The odds for this matchup have Pittsburgh at +165 and Milwaukee at -175. The Pirates have a 65-72-8 over/under mark and a 72-73-0 run line record. The Brewers are 79-68-0 against the run line and have a 71-73-3 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 65-72-8 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 72-73-0 against the run line
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 71-73-3 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 79-68-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
09/08/18 RF Gregory Polanco Knee is out for season
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)
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
07/26/18 P Brent Suter Forearm 60-day DL (7/23)
06/01/18 C Stephen Vogt Shoulder is out for season
03/26/18 P Jimmy Nelson Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 72-73 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ivan Nova has a 8-9 record with an earned run average of 4.17 and a WHIP of 1.27 this year. He has 105 strikeouts over his 146.2 innings pitched and he's given up 156 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 464 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen and they've struck out 523 hitters and walked 216 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 1,248 base hits and 580 earned runs. They have allowed 152 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 448 batters and struck out 1,188. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.03.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .254, good for 10th in the league. The Pirates hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Corey Dickerson is hitting .291 with an on-base percentage of .319. He has 134 hits this season in 461 at bats with 49 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .451 and an OPS+ of 110. Starling Marte is hitting .274 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .319. He has totaled 138 hits and he has driven in 66 men in 503 at bats. His OPS+ is 110 while his slugging percentage is at .453. The Pirates have 1,247 hits, including 255 doubles and 142 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 420 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,111 times as a unit. They have left 961 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 4.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 628 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 84-63 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.75, Zach Davies has a 2-5 record and a 1.40 WHIP this season. He has 40 strikeouts over the 53 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 55 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 472 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 612 batters and walked 222 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.84. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,157 base knocks and 563 earned runs this season. They have given up 162 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 509 hitters and struck out 1,287 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.08.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 14th in the league. The Brewers hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Lorenzo Cain comes into this matchup batting .314 with an OBP of .403. He has 153 hits this year along with 36 RBI in 488 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .432 with an OPS+ of 124. Christian Yelich is hitting .313 this season and he has an OBP of .382. He has collected 163 hits in 520 at bats while driving in 86 runs. He has an OPS+ of 145 and a slugging percentage of .550. The Brewers as a unit have 1,255 base hits, including 227 doubles and 189 homers. Milwaukee has walked 479 times this year and they have struck out on 1,325 occasions. They have had 1,002 men left on base and have an OPS of .738. They have scored 4.5 runs per game and totaled 661 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates +165
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