Milwaukee Brewers vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 9/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Friday, September 10, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-161) Cleveland (+125)
Eli Morgan and the Cleveland Indians (68-69, 2nd in AL Central) host the Milwaukee Brewers (86-55, 1st in NL Central) at Progressive Field on Friday. The Brewers open this matchup at -161 while the Indians are coming in at +125. The O/U is set at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Adrian Houser and Eli Morgan.
As a team, the Milwaukee Brewers are putting up 4.6 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 11th in the league. They have earned 649 runs and hold an OBP of .320. The Brewers have tallied 225 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 167 balls out of the stadium. They have tallied 616 RBI's in addition to 1,102 hits on the season, while their team batting average sits at .236. Milwaukee has a slugging percentage of .399 and have been rung up 1,293 times, while drawing a walk on 506 occasions.
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The Brewers have a team ERA of 3.44 for the year (3rd in baseball), and their staff has struck out 1,402 batters. They have walked 480 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.72 as a unit on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.92 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.19. Brewers pitchers have given up 143 long balls in addition to 532 runs in total (3rd in MLB).
The Brewers relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 61.9% and has come into the game in 139 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 133 base runners so far this year and 36.1% of those runners crossed the plate. Brewers bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 91 times and also have had 171 appearances in high leverage situations. The Brewers have dispatched 467 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The relief pitchers have accumulated 74 holds over the course of the season (12th in the league). They have recorded 39 saves so far this year and have blown 24 of 63 chances to get a save.
The Milwaukee Brewers have a total of 3,756 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,175 assists and 84 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which puts them in 23rd in baseball, and they have turned 901 double plays. The Brewers have transformed 70.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 11,268 innings on the diamond, ranking them 5th in baseball.
Houser has taken the mound for 304 innings and has tallied 262 punch outs in his pro baseball career. Houser (15-19 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.24 while going up against 1,285 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.84 (130 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.314. He has allowed 280 base knocks (8.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 120 walks.
The Cleveland Indians have an on-base percentage of .304 in addition to a team batting average of .238 so far this year. They have struck out on 1,173 instances (21st in baseball) and have a total of 1,078 hits. Cleveland has a total of 176 home runs this season and 582 runs batted in. The Indians hold a team SLG% of .409 and they earn 4.42 runs per contest (18th in MLB). They have tallied 210 doubles, while getting a free base 396 times and racking up 606 runs.
The Indians hold a team WHIP of 1.288 and have a FIP of 4.37 as a unit for the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.63 (1,218 strikeouts vs 464 free passes). They come in at 12th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 1,081. They have yielded 179 homers and they surrender 4.64 runs per 9 innings (15th in baseball). The Cleveland pitching staff have conceded 619 runs this season while having a team ERA of 4.34 (579 earned runs conceded).
Cleveland relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.5% out of their 178 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 150 times in high leverage situations in addition to 128 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 117 save situations, the Indians have earned 61 holds in addition to 17 blown saves. They sit at 2nd in the league with a save rate of 67.9%, and they have dispatched 459 relievers onto the field so far this season. Cleveland has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 53 save chances and they have converted 36 saves.
In their 10,800 innings played, the Indians have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.1% (9th in the majors). The Cleveland Indians have turned 113 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (15th in baseball). The Indians have recorded 1,205 assists, 74 errors and have notched a total of 3,600 putouts for the year.
During his pro baseball career, Morgan has surrendered 68 base hits while he has earned 68 strikeouts in 67 innings pitched. Morgan (2-6 career record) has a 5.48 earned run average while giving up 9.1 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 41 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.292 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.58 and he has faced 288 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-161)
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