Detroit Tigers vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 9/2/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Location: Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (+157) Brewers (-170)
Miller Park is the venue where Keston Hiura and the Milwaukee Brewers (16-18, 3rd in NL Central) will take on the Detroit Tigers (16-16, 4th in AL Central) on Wednesday. The odds on this game have the Tigers priced at +157 and the Brewers are at -170. The O/U is set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be 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 Probable for 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 Dario Agrazal SP Forearm Out for the season
8/19/2020 C.J 1B Knee 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
8/31/2020 Avisail Garcia CF Ankle Probable for Sep 1
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 mound for 195 frames and is sitting with 187 punchouts during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.48 (97 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.405. He has given up 193 base knocks (8.9 hits per 9 innings) and has 81 walks. Turnbull (6-21 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.81 and he has gone up against 855 opposing batters during his time in the majors. 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 4th 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 15th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Jeimer Candelario is hitting .299 with an on-base percentage of .342. He has 32 hits this season in 107 at bats with 15 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .523 and an OPS+ of 130. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .241 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .328. He has totaled 28 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 116 at bats. His OPS+ is 94 while his slugging percentage is at .388. 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 16-18 overall mark this year. Thus far in his career, Houser has given up 150 base knocks while he has tallied 149 K's in 160 innings pitched. He has conceded a total of 67 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.294 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.2. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.61 and he has faced 666 opposing batters in his MLB career. Houser (7-10 career record) holds a 3.77 ERA while conceding 8.4 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.15 and they have given up 111 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .186 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 187 batters and walked 66 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.6 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.54. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 272 base knocks and 151 earned runs this season. They have given up 45 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 123 hitters and struck out 353 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.19.
As a team, they are batting .213, good for 30th in the league. The Brewers hold a .376 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.0 hits per contest. Keston Hiura comes into this matchup batting .229 with an OBP of .306. He has 30 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 131 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .427 with an OPS+ of 95. Justin Smoak is hitting .189 this season and he has an OBP of .256. He has collected 20 hits in 106 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 73 and a slugging percentage of .396. The Brewers as a unit have 237 base hits, including 47 doubles and 42 homers. Milwaukee has walked 118 times this year and they have struck out on 331 occasions. They have had 217 men left on base and have an OPS of .677. They have scored 3.97 runs per game and totaled 135 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers (+157)
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