Milwaukee Brewers vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 6/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-217) Arizona (+165)
Chase Field is the venue where Caleb Smith and the Arizona Diamondbacks (21-53, 5th in NL West) will play the Milwaukee Brewers (40-33, 2nd in NL Central) on Wednesday. The Diamondbacks open this game at +165 while the Brewers are priced at -217. The O/U is set at 7. The pitchers taking the mound are Brandon Woodruff and Caleb Smith.
As a squad, the Milwaukee Brewers are earning 4.0 runs/g, which has them at 22nd in MLB. They have a total of 291 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .301. The Brewers have accrued 100 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 83 baseballs out of the park. They have 278 runs batted in as well as 504 base knocks this season, and their team batting average sits at .212. Milwaukee has a slugging rate of .365 and have struck out 709 times, while being walked on 265 occasions.
The Brewers have compiled a team ERA of 3.73 for the year (11th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 749 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 248 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.83 as a squad this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.02 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.20. Brewers pitchers have given up 83 home runs and 298 runs (13th in the league).
The Brewers relievers have recorded a save rate of 62.9% and stepped onto the hill in 72 save situations. The relievers have inherited 57 base runners for the year with 38.6% of those runners crossed home plate. Brewers bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on 45 times as well as having 90 appearances in high leverage situations. The Brewers have sent 232 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. The relievers have earned 37 holds this year (10th in MLB). They have earned 22 saves so far this year and have blown 13 of 35 save chances.
The Milwaukee Brewers have 1,953 putouts thus far, in addition to 600 assists and 44 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which has them ranked 18th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 438 double plays. The Brewers have converted 70.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 5,859 innings, which has them ranked 10th in professional baseball.
Woodruff has taken the ball for 368 innings and has 415 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. Woodruff (24-14 career mark) holds a FIP of 3.19 while he has faced 1,478 batters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.25 (133 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.047. He has given up 291 hits (7.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 95 walks.
The Diamondbacks have a slugging percentage of .373 and they are recording 4.24 runs per game (18th in the league). They have hit 128 doubles, while walking 242 times and earning 314 runs. Arizona has recorded 66 home runs this year to go along with 295 runs batted in. They have struck out on 671 instances (8th in baseball) and are sitting with 584 hits. The Arizona Diamondbacks have recorded an OBP of .304 as well as a team batting average of .231 on the campaign.
The Diamondbacks hold a team WHIP of 1.456 and have a FIP of 4.80 as a staff for the year. They are sitting at 30th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 680. The Arizona pitching staff have given up 417 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 5.31 (379 earned runs allowed). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.28 (581 strikeouts against 255 free passes). They have given up 104 HR's and they allow 5.84 runs per 9 innings (30th in the league).
Sitting with 44 save situations, the Diamondbacks have earned 25 holds in addition to 13 blown saves. Arizona has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 19 save chances and they have tallied 6 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 60 times in high leverage situations and on 60 occasions with runners on. Arizona relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 31.0% out of their 84 inherited runners. They are ranked 30th in baseball holding a save rate of 31.6%, and they have dispatched 254 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the year.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have twisted 45 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (20th in pro baseball). The Diamondbacks have racked up 651 assists, 45 errors and have earned 1,928 putouts so far this year. Out of their 5,784 innings on the diamond, the Diamondbacks have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 67.9% (25th in baseball).
So far in his pro baseball career, Smith has conceded 259 hits while accumulating 350 K's in 316 innings. He has given up a total of 152 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.263 and a FIP of 4.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.48 and he has gone up against 1,346 opposing batters so far in his MLB career. Smith (17-20 career record) has a 4.32 ERA and has conceded 7.4 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-217)
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