Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Picks Against the Spread 6/1/2019
Saturday, June 1, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Brandon Woodruff vs. Nick Kingham
Melky Cabrera and the Pittsburgh Pirates (27-28, 3rd in NL Central) play the Milwaukee Brewers (32-25, 2nd in NL Central) at PNC Park on Saturday, June 1, 2019. The Brewers open this contest at -170 while the Pirates are coming in at +160. The total has been set at 9.
The Brewers have been a great bet for baseball wagerers, having gone 32-25-0 SU. The Pirates are covering 49.1% of the time, going 27-28-0 straight up. The Brewers have been a great bet for baseball wagerers as favorites, going 16-11-0 SU. Pittsburgh is covering 45.7% of the time as an underdog, having gone 16-19-0 straight up.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Brewers have been a rough Over pick for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 23-33-1.
Milwaukee is covering 50.0% of the time as the away team, having gone 14-14-0 straight up.
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pirates are covering 40.0% of the time at PNC Park, going 10-15-0 SU.
The Pirates have been a great Over pick for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 32-22-1.
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
5/30/2019 Manny Pina C Hamstring Expected to be out until at least May 31
5/30/2019 Travis Shaw 3B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
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
5/30/2019 Keone Kela RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least May 31
5/29/2019 Trevor Williams SP Side Expected to be out until at least Jun 14
5/28/2019 Jordan Lyles SP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 2
5/27/2019 Corey Dickerson LF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
5/26/2019 Lonnie Chisenhall RF Calf Expected to be out until at least Jun 10
5/26/2019 Francisco Cervelli C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Jun 2
5/25/2019 Chris Stratton RP Side Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
5/23/2019 Jung Ho Kang 3B Side Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
5/22/2019 Nik Turley SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
5/13/2019 Jameson Taillon SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 4
5/11/2019 Nick Burdi RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 30
4/25/2019 Erik Gonzalez SS Collarbone Expected to be out until at least Jul 4
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 32-25 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff has a 7-1 record with an earned run average of 3.22 and a WHIP of 1.09 this season. He has 75 strikeouts over his 64.1 innings pitched and he's given up 53 hits. He's allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.44 and they have given up 194 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the bullpen and they've struck out 256 hitters and walked 98 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.4 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 4.34. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 481 base hits and 249 earned runs. They have allowed 83 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 201 batters and struck out 526. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.47.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .252, good for 14th in the league. The Brewers hold a .449 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Mike Moustakas is hitting .269 with an on-base percentage of .332. He has 54 hits this season in 201 at bats with 36 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .557 and an OPS+ of 126. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .263 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .317. He has totaled 59 hits and he has driven in 24 men in 224 at bats. His OPS+ is 85 while his slugging percentage is at .397. The Brewers have 493 hits, including 90 doubles and 96 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 219 times so far this season and they have struck out 548 times as a unit. They have left 399 men on base and have a team OPS of .781. They score 4.98 runs per contest and have scored a total of 284 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 27-28 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 8.28, Nick Kingham has a 1-1 record and a 1.94 WHIP. He has 28 strikeouts over the 29.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 42 hits. He's allowing 12.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.11 and they have given up 212 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 226 batters and walked 99 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.89. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 489 base knocks and 267 earned runs this season. They have given up 67 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 196 hitters and struck out 480 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.30.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 16th in the league. The Pirates hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Melky Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .327 with an OBP of .364. He has 51 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 156 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .449 with an OPS+ of 116. Josh Bell is hitting .341 this season and he has an OBP of .405. He has collected 72 hits in 211 at bats while driving in 51 runs. He has an OPS+ of 190 and a slugging percentage of .711. The Pirates as a unit have 480 base hits, including 97 doubles and 55 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 144 times this year and they have struck out on 457 occasions. They have had 387 men left on base and have an OPS of .708. They have scored 4.07 runs per game and totaled 224 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Pirates +160
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