Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Picks Against the Spread 6/2/2019
Sunday, June 2, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Gio Gonzalez vs. Jordan Lyles
Lorenzo Cain and the Milwaukee Brewers (32-26, 2nd in NL Central) go to PNC Park on Sunday where they'll meet the Pittsburgh Pirates (28-28, 3rd in NL Central). The Brewers open this matchup at -118 while the Pirates are coming in at +108. The over/under is set at 9.5.
The Brewers have been a very good pick for wagerers, having gone 32-26-0 SU. Pittsburgh covers 50.0% of the time, going 28-28-0 straight up. The Brewers have been bad for Vegas oddsmakers as favorites, going 16-12-0 SU. Pittsburgh has went 17-19-0 straight up as the underdog, so they cover 47.2% of the time.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Brewers have been an awful Over play for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 24-33-1.
Milwaukee covers 48.3% of the time on the road, having gone 14-15-0 straight up.
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh covers 42.3% of the time at PNC Park, going 11-15-0 SU.
The Pirates have been a very good Over play for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 33-22-1.
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
5/31/2019 Manny Pina C Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
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
5/31/2019 Keone Kela RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
5/29/2019 Trevor Williams SP Side Expected to be out until at least Jun 14
5/27/2019 Corey Dickerson LF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
5/26/2019 Francisco Cervelli C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Jun 2
5/26/2019 Lonnie Chisenhall RF Calf Expected to be out until at least Jun 10
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 32-26 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.19 and a WHIP of 1.19 this season. He has 26 strikeouts over his 31 innings pitched and he's given up 28 hits. He's allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.38 and they have given up 201 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen and they've struck out 259 hitters and walked 99 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.41. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 494 base hits and 257 earned runs. They have allowed 83 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 206 batters and struck out 531. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.46.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .251, good for 16th in the league. The Brewers hold a .448 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .259 with an on-base percentage of .312. He has 59 hits this season in 228 at bats with 24 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .390 and an OPS+ of 83. Mike Moustakas is hitting .268 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .330. He has totaled 55 hits and he has driven in 36 men in 205 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .556. The Brewers have 499 hits, including 91 doubles and 98 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 221 times so far this season and they have struck out 557 times as a unit. They have left 403 men on base and have a team OPS of .778. They score 4.97 runs per contest and have scored a total of 288 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 28-28 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.09, Jordan Lyles has a 5-2 record and a 1.10 WHIP. He has 56 strikeouts over the 55.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 42 hits. He's allowing 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.06 and they have given up 213 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 228 batters and walked 99 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.88. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 495 base knocks and 271 earned runs this season. They have given up 69 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 198 hitters and struck out 489 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.30.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 14th in the league. The Pirates hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Josh Bell comes into this matchup batting .343 with an OBP of .405. He has 74 hits this year along with 52 RBI in 216 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .704 with an OPS+ of 188. Melky Cabrera is hitting .327 this season and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 51 hits in 156 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 116 and a slugging percentage of .449. The Pirates as a unit have 493 base hits, including 97 doubles and 55 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 149 times this year and they have struck out on 462 occasions. They have had 397 men left on base and have an OPS of .709. They have scored 4.16 runs per game and totaled 233 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Pirates +108
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