Detroit Tigers vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 5/31/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Monday, May 31, 2021
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+139) Milwaukee (-150)
American Family Field is the venue where Corbin Burnes and the Milwaukee Brewers (28-25, 3rd in NL Central) will take on the Detroit Tigers (22-31, 4th in AL Central) on Monday. The Brewers open this game at -150 while the Tigers are priced at +139. The over/under is set at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Jose Urena and Corbin Burnes.
Detroit has a slugging % of .358 and have been called out on strikes 530 times, while drawing a walk on 155 occasions. They have 182 runs batted in as well as 381 hits on the campaign, while their batting average sits at .225. The Tigers have hit 58 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 47 balls out of the stadium. They have a total of 186 runs scored and hold an OBP of .293. As a team, the Detroit Tigers are putting up 3.6 runs per game, which is 28th in the league.
The Tigers have a team ERA of 4.42 so far this year (22nd in MLB), and the staff has struck out 418 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 186 hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.39 as a squad this year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.25 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.35. Tigers pitchers have conceded 59 home runs in addition to 244 runs in total (21st in MLB).
The Tigers bullpen have a save rate of 61.1% and has stepped onto the mound in 44 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 72 base runners so far this year and 36.1% of those players ended up scoring. Tigers pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 44 times and also have had 43 appearances in high leverage situations. The Tigers have dispatched 166 relief pitchers to the hill this year. The relief pitchers have 25 holds this year (14th in the league). They have tallied 11 saves this year and have blown 7 of their 18 chances to save the game.
The Detroit Tigers have a tally of 1,346 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 459 assists and 32 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which is 21st in the majors, and have earned 377 double plays. The Tigers have transformed 69.7% of balls in play into outs out of their 4,038 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 14th in the majors.
Urena (34-50 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 4.67 and he has faced 2,769 hitters in the majors. He has conceded 645 base knocks (9.0 hits per 9 innings) with 227 free passes. His ERA is 4.60 (330 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.351. Urena has taken the hill for 645 innings and has earned 439 K's during his MLB career.
The Milwaukee Brewers have accumulated a team OBP of .298 as well as a team batting average of .212 on the year. They have been rung up on 515 occasions (5th in the league) and have earned 362 hits. Milwaukee has recorded 56 HRs for the year as well as 190 RBIs. The Brewers have a slugging percentage of .358 and they tally 3.79 runs per contest (26th in MLB). They have 69 two-baggers, while taking a walk 179 times and notching 197 runs.
The Milwaukee pitching staff have given up 213 runs this year while holding an ERA of 3.73 (192 earned runs relinquished). They have surrendered 61 dingers and they relinquish 4.14 runs per 9 innings (11th in the league). The Brewers have a WHIP of 1.149 in addition to having a FIP of 3.86 as a team so far this year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.05 (531 strikeouts vs 174 bases on balls). They come in at 5th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 358.
With 46 save situations, the Brewers have earned 24 holds in addition to 9 blown saves. Milwaukee has had relievers take the mound in 22 save chances and they have converted 13 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 67 times in high leverage situations and also on 33 occasions with runners on. Milwaukee bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 40.9% out of their 44 inherited runners. They are ranked 18th in MLB holding a save percentage of 59.1%, and they have sent 164 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the season.
The Milwaukee Brewers have turned 31 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .981 (25th in professional baseball). The Brewers have recorded 419 assists, 35 errors and have a total of 1,389 putouts for the year. In 4,167 innings played, the Brewers have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 71.7% (6th in MLB).
So far in his MLB career, Burnes has conceded 159 hits while tallying 267 punch outs in 193 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 85 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.135 and having a FIP of 3.2. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.45 and he has faced 801 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Burnes (14-10 career record) holds a 3.96 earned run average while giving up 7.4 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-150)
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