Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 8/6/2019
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Chase Anderson vs. Steven Brault
Josh Bell and the Pittsburgh Pirates (48-63, 5th in NL Central) host the Milwaukee Brewers (57-56, 3rd in NL Central) at PNC Park on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.
The Brewers have been pretty good for MLB bettors, having gone 57-56-0 SU. The Pirates are covering 43.2% of the time, going 48-63-0 straight up.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Brewers have been a hot and cold Over play for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 50-59-4.
The Brewers are covering 42.9% of the time as the visitor, having gone 24-32-0 straight up.
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is covering 45.3% of the time at PNC Park, going 24-29-0 SU.
The Pirates have been an excellent Over play for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 64-43-4.
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
8/4/2019 Brent Suter SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
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
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
8/5/2019 Joe Musgrove SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
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 57-56 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chase Anderson has a 5-2 record with an earned run average of 3.73 and a WHIP of 1.20 this season. He has 90 strikeouts over his 94 innings pitched and he's given up 81 hits. He's allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.59 and they have given up 404 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 509 hitters and walked 196 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 4.68. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 1,000 base hits and 530 earned runs. They have allowed 156 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 392 batters and struck out 1,042. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.44.
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 .326, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .248 with an on-base percentage of .310. He has 105 hits this season in 423 at bats with 37 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .364 and an OPS+ of 74. Christian Yelich is hitting .330 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .424. He has totaled 129 hits and he has driven in 82 men in 391 at bats. His OPS+ is 181 while his slugging percentage is at .688. The Brewers have 956 hits, including 190 doubles and 181 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 420 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,072 times as a unit. They have left 796 men on base and have a team OPS of .768. They score 4.74 runs per contest and have scored a total of 536 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 48-63 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.15, Steven Brault has a 3-1 record and a 1.57 WHIP. He has 53 strikeouts over the 60.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 63 hits. He's allowing 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.77 and they have given up 419 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 451 batters and walked 196 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,014 base knocks and 548 earned runs this season. They have given up 165 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 396 hitters and struck out 973 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 4.79.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 6th in the league. The Pirates hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Josh Bell comes into this matchup batting .282 with an OBP of .364. He has 115 hits this year along with 89 RBI in 408 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .578 with an OPS+ of 142. Starling Marte is hitting .286 this season and he has an OBP of .327. He has collected 120 hits in 420 at bats while driving in 67 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .505. The Pirates as a unit have 1,031 base hits, including 226 doubles and 118 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 300 times this year and they have struck out on 861 occasions. They have had 765 men left on base and have an OPS of .749. They have scored 4.68 runs per game and totaled 519 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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