Detroit Tigers vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 9/1/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Location: Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (+139) Brewers (-150)
Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers (16-16, 4th in AL Central) travel to Miller Park on Tuesday where they'll meet the Milwaukee Brewers (15-18, 3rd in NL Central). The moneyline on this contest has the Tigers coming in at +139 and the Brewers are at -150. The over/under is set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Spencer Turnbull and Adrian Houser.
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
8/31/2020 Daz Cameron CF Illness Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/30/2020 Harold Castro 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/30/2020 Austin Romine C Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/27/2020 Alex Faedo SP Forearm Out for the season
8/25/2020 Ivan Nova SP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 9
8/19/2020 C.J 1B Knee Out for the season
8/19/2020 Dario Agrazal SP Forearm Out for the season
8/7/2020 Troy Stokes LF Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
7/18/2020 Jordan Zimmermann SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
8/30/2020 Avisail Garcia CF Ankle Probable for Aug 31
8/30/2020 Corey Knebel RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/28/2020 Manny Pina C Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 27
8/13/2020 Ray Black RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 16-16 overall record this season. Turnbull has taken the ball for 195 innings and is sitting with 187 K's in his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.48 (97 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.405. He has conceded 193 base hits (8.9 hits per 9 innings) with 81 walks. Turnbull (6-21 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.81 while he has faced 855 hitters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.40 and they have given up 130 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the bullpen and they've struck out 126 hitters and walked 40 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.51. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 279 base hits and 169 earned runs. They have allowed 51 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 98 batters and struck out 239. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 5.11.
As a team Detroit is hitting .251, good for 11th in the league. The Tigers hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .241 with an on-base percentage of .328. He has 28 hits this season in 116 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .388 and an OPS+ of 93. Jeimer Candelario is hitting .299 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .342. He has totaled 32 hits and he has driven in 15 men in 107 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .523. The Tigers have 263 hits, including 52 doubles and 43 home runs. Detroit has walked 85 times so far this season and they have struck out 314 times as a unit. They have left 186 men on base and have a team OPS of .746. They score 4.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 152 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 15-18 overall mark this year. Houser (7-10 career record) has earned a 3.77 earned run average while giving up 8.4 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.61 and he has gone up against 666 opposing hitters in his career. Thus far in his career, Houser has surrendered 150 base knocks while he has totaled 149 strikeouts in 160 innings pitched. He has allowed a total of 67 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.294 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.14 and they have given up 107 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .188 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 175 batters and walked 62 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.5 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.53. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 267 base knocks and 146 earned runs this season. They have given up 44 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 118 hitters and struck out 338 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.22.
As a team, they are batting .211, good for 30th in the league. The Brewers hold a .374 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 6.9 hits per contest. Justin Smoak comes into this matchup batting .194 with an OBP of .257. He has 20 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 103 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .408 with an OPS+ of 75. Keston Hiura is hitting .227 this season and he has an OBP of .301. He has collected 29 hits in 128 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 89 and a slugging percentage of .406. The Brewers as a unit have 228 base hits, including 45 doubles and 41 homers. Milwaukee has walked 113 times this year and they have struck out on 322 occasions. They have had 210 men left on base and have an OPS of .672. They have scored 3.91 runs per game and totaled 129 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers (+139)
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