Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 8/5/2019
Monday, August 5, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jordan Lyles vs. Dario Agrazal
PNC Park is the venue where Starling Marte and the Pittsburgh Pirates (48-62, 5th in NL Central) will play the Milwaukee Brewers (57-55, 3rd in NL Central) on Monday.
The Brewers have been inconsistent for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 57-55-0 SU. The Pirates are covering 43.6% of the time, going 48-62-0 straight up.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Brewers have been a hot and cold Over pick for over/under bettors, having gone 49-59-4.
The Brewers are covering 43.6% of the time away from home, having gone 24-31-0 straight up.
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pirates are covering 46.2% of the time at PNC Park, going 24-28-0 SU.
The Pirates have been a bad Under pick for over/under bettors, having gone 63-43-4.
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
8/1/2019 Jimmy Nelson SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
7/26/2019 Jhoulys Chacin SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
7/22/2019 Brandon Woodruff SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
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
8/3/2019 Keone Kela RP Suspension Suspended until Aug 16
8/3/2019 Steven Brault SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 6
8/1/2019 Jameson Taillon SP Elbow Out for the season
7/31/2019 Clay Holmes RP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
7/27/2019 Rookie Davis RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
7/25/2019 Gregory Polanco RF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/25/2019 Lonnie Chisenhall RF Calf Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/24/2019 Francisco Cervelli C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
6/25/2019 Nick Burdi RP Collarbone Out for the season
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 57-55 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jordan Lyles has a 6-7 record with an earned run average of 5.15 and a WHIP of 1.44 this season. He has 94 strikeouts over his 87.1 innings pitched and he's given up 91 hits. He's allowed 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.56 and they have given up 399 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 508 hitters and walked 195 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.66. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 986 base hits and 523 earned runs. They have allowed 154 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 390 batters and struck out 1,036. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.43.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .247, good for 19th in the league. The Brewers hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Christian Yelich is hitting .328 with an on-base percentage of .423. He has 127 hits this season in 387 at bats with 81 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .682 and an OPS+ of 179. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .248 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .310. He has totaled 105 hits and he has driven in 37 men in 423 at bats. His OPS+ is 75 while his slugging percentage is at .364. The Brewers have 947 hits, including 190 doubles and 179 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 420 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,057 times as a unit. They have left 789 men on base and have a team OPS of .768. They score 4.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 534 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 48-62 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.65, Dario Agrazal has a 2-2 record and a 1.19 WHIP. He has 18 strikeouts over the 37 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 34 hits. He's allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.77 and they have given up 413 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 445 batters and walked 194 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 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 998 base knocks and 537 earned runs this season. They have given up 162 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 394 hitters and struck out 962 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.78.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 5th in the league. The Pirates hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Starling Marte comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .330. He has 120 hits this year along with 67 RBI in 416 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .510 with an OPS+ of 117. Josh Bell is hitting .283 this season and he has an OBP of .365. He has collected 115 hits in 406 at bats while driving in 89 runs. He has an OPS+ of 144 and a slugging percentage of .581. The Pirates as a unit have 1,027 base hits, including 225 doubles and 117 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 299 times this year and they have struck out on 856 occasions. They have had 762 men left on base and have an OPS of .751. They have scored 4.7 runs per game and totaled 517 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates
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