Pittsburgh Pirates at Milwaukee Brewers 9/16/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 16, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Williams vs. Jhoulys Chacin
Miller Park is the site of the matchup between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday, September 16, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Trevor Williams for the Pirates and Jhoulys Chacin for the Brewers.
Pittsburgh opens at +149 while Milwaukee opens at -159. The Pirates have a 66-72-8 over/under record and a 72-74-0 run line mark. The Brewers are 80-68-0 against the run line and have a 72-73-3 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 66-72-8 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 72-74-0 against the run line
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 72-73-3 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 80-68-0 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 72-74 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Williams has a 12-9 record with an earned run average of 3.28 and a WHIP of 1.18 this year. He has 108 strikeouts over his 153.2 innings pitched and he's given up 132 hits. He's allowed 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 469 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 524 hitters and walked 217 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 4.07. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 1,259 base hits and 587 earned runs. They have allowed 155 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 451 batters and struck out 1,197. 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 4.05.
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 18th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Starling Marte is hitting .272 with an on-base percentage of .317. He has 138 hits this season in 507 at bats with 66 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .450 and an OPS+ of 109. Corey Dickerson is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .319. He has totaled 134 hits and he has driven in 49 men in 461 at bats. His OPS+ is 109 while his slugging percentage is at .451. The Pirates have 1,254 hits, including 258 doubles and 143 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 425 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,121 times as a unit. They have left 970 men on base and have a team OPS of .725. They score 4.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 632 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 85-63 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.54, Jhoulys Chacin has a 14-7 record and a 1.20 WHIP this season. He has 145 strikeouts over the 173 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 144 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.71 and they have given up 476 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 616 batters and walked 223 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.85. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,164 base knocks and 567 earned runs this season. They have given up 163 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 514 hitters and struck out 1,297 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.08.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 12th in the league. The Brewers hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Christian Yelich comes into this matchup batting .314 with an OBP of .383. He has 164 hits this year along with 88 RBI in 523 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .554 with an OPS+ of 146. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .313 this season and he has an OBP of .403. He has collected 154 hits in 492 at bats while driving in 36 runs. He has an OPS+ of 123 and a slugging percentage of .431. The Brewers as a unit have 1,266 base hits, including 230 doubles and 192 homers. Milwaukee has walked 482 times this year and they have struck out on 1,334 occasions. They have had 1,008 men left on base and have an OPS of .741. They have scored 4.51 runs per game and totaled 668 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Brewers -159
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