Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 7/7/2019
Sunday, July 7, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Chase Anderson vs. Joe Musgrove
Melky Cabrera and the Pittsburgh Pirates (42-45, 4th in NL Central) host the Milwaukee Brewers (47-42, 1st in NL Central) at PNC Park on Sunday, July 7, 2019. The line on this contest has the Brewers priced at -114 and the Pirates are at +104. The O/U is set at 10.
The Brewers have been a good option for baseball bettors, having gone 47-42-0 SU. The Pirates cover 48.3% of the time, going 42-45-0 straight up. The Brewers have been a good option for baseball bettors as favorites, going 28-23-0 SU. The Pirates cover 45.2% of the time as an underdog, having gone 28-34-0 straight up.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Brewers have been an excellent Under bet for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 38-48-3.
Milwaukee is covering 45.5% of the time away from home, having gone 20-24-0 straight up.
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is covering 48.8% of the time at PNC Park, going 20-21-0 SU.
The Pirates have been a rough Under bet for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 51-33-3.
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
7/5/2019 Ryan Braun LF Knee Probable for Jul 6
6/28/2019 Jimmy Nelson SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/27/2019 Gio Gonzalez SP Arm Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
4/14/2019 Corey Knebel RP Elbow Out for the season
4/4/2019 Bobby Wahl RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
2/19/2019 Brent Suter SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
7/3/2019 Jameson Taillon SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
6/30/2019 Francisco Cervelli C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/26/2019 Rookie Davis RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 19
6/25/2019 Nick Burdi RP Collarbone Out for the season
6/24/2019 Gregory Polanco RF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/19/2019 Lonnie Chisenhall RF Calf Expected to be out until at least Jul 19
6/15/2019 Keone Kela RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/13/2019 Erik Gonzalez SS Collarbone Expected to be out until at least Jul 10
3/28/2019 Edgar Santana RP Elbow Out for the season
3/1/2019 Chad Kuhl SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Brewers have a 47-42 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chase Anderson has a 4-2 record with an earned run average of 4.31 and a WHIP of 1.29 this season. He has 63 strikeouts over his 62.2 innings pitched and he's given up 59 hits. He's allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.21 and they have given up 307 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the bullpen and they've struck out 394 hitters and walked 148 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.51. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 783 base hits and 404 earned runs. They have allowed 120 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 303 batters and struck out 826. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.34.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .246, good for 19th in the league. The Brewers hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Christian Yelich is hitting .325 with an on-base percentage of .427. He has 98 hits this season in 302 at bats with 67 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .705 and an OPS+ of 186. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .250 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .313. He has totaled 83 hits and he has driven in 30 men in 332 at bats. His OPS+ is 74 while his slugging percentage is at .358. The Brewers have 750 hits, including 142 doubles and 150 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 340 times so far this season and they have struck out 852 times as a unit. They have left 629 men on base and have a team OPS of .770. They score 4.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 425 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 42-45 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.13, Joe Musgrove has a 6-7 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 78 strikeouts over the 93.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 92 hits. He's allowing 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.97 and they have given up 336 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 366 batters and walked 162 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.95. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 800 base knocks and 427 earned runs this season. They have given up 119 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 318 hitters and struck out 779 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.57.
As a team, they are batting .268, good for 3rd in the league. The Pirates hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Melky Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .314 with an OBP of .349. He has 71 hits this year along with 29 RBI in 226 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .451 with an OPS+ of 109. Josh Bell is hitting .308 this season and he has an OBP of .380. He has collected 102 hits in 331 at bats while driving in 84 runs. He has an OPS+ of 167 and a slugging percentage of .662. The Pirates as a unit have 821 base hits, including 180 doubles and 95 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 233 times this year and they have struck out on 682 occasions. They have had 609 men left on base and have an OPS of .757. They have scored 4.76 runs per game and totaled 414 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates +104
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