Milwaukee Brewers vs Miami Marlins Prediction, 5/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Miami Marlins
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: Marlins Park in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Eric Lauer and the Milwaukee Brewers (17-15, 2nd in NL Central) head to Marlins Park on Sunday where they'll meet the Miami Marlins (14-16, 4th in NL East).
As a unit, the Milwaukee Brewers are knocking in 3.9 runs per game, which puts them at 23rd in baseball. They have earned 125 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .301. The Brewers have recorded 36 doubles as a unit and have hit 38 baseballs out of the park. They have 122 RBI's as well as 229 hits for the year, while their average at the plate is at .217. Milwaukee has a slugging rate of .367 and have struck out 326 times, while being walked on 105 occasions.
The Brewers have compiled a team ERA of 3.62 this season (10th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 328 batters. They have walked 110 batters and their FIP is 3.85 as a unit this season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.98 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.16. Brewers pitchers have surrendered 37 long balls and 131 total runs (14th in the league).
The Brewers have dispatched 104 relievers to the mound this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 25 runners on the year and 32.0% of those players crossed home plate. They have compiled 8 saves so far this year and have blown 3 out of their 11 save opportunities. The Brewers relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 72.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 31 save situations. The relievers have 20 holds for the year (6th in MLB). Brewers pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 18 times and also have had 41 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Milwaukee Brewers are sitting with 858 putouts thus far, in addition to 262 assists and 18 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which puts them in 13th in baseball, and they have twisted 195 double plays. The Brewers have converted 71.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of 2,574 innings, which has them sitting 6th in pro baseball.
Lauer (15-20 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.47 and he has gone up against 1,262 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 314 base knocks (10.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 108 free passes. His ERA is 4.63 (146 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.488. Lauer has taken the mound for 283 innings and has earned 260 strikeouts during his career.
Miami has tallied 28 long balls on the year as well as 120 runs batted in. They have hit 42 doubles, while taking a walk 95 times and earning 127 runs. The Miami Marlins are sitting with a team OBP of .305 and a batting average of .231 on the campaign. The Marlins hold a slugging percentage of .370 and they are earning 4.23 runs per contest (18th in the league). They have been rung up on 287 occasions (11th in MLB) and have notched a total of 229 hits.
The Marlins have a team WHIP of 1.146 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.77 as a squad for the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.93 (264 strikeouts against 90 walks). They are sitting at 6th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 214. They have given up 29 dingers and they concede 3.63 runs per 9 innings (4th in MLB). The Miami pitching staff have given up 107 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 3.22 (95 earned runs allowed).
With 23 save situations, the Marlins have 9 holds and 9 blown saves. Miami has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 14 save opportunities and they have walked away with 5 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 37 times in high leverage situations in addition to 20 occasions with base runners. Miami relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 32.3% out of their 31 inherited runners. They are ranked 30th in baseball with a save rate of 35.7%, and they have sent 113 relief pitchers to the hill this season.
The Miami Marlins have turned 31 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .981 (22nd in pro baseball). The Marlins have accrued 264 assists, 21 errors and have amassed 797 putouts so far this year. In their 2,391 innings on the diamond, the Marlins have earned a defensive efficiency of 71.2% (12th in MLB).
During his pro baseball career, Alcantara has surrendered 279 hits while earning 272 strikeouts in 324 frames. He has allowed 130 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.283 and having a FIP of 4.4. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.99 and he has faced 1,366 batters so far in his career. Alcantara (12-21 career record) holds a 3.61 ERA and has surrendered 7.7 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Miami
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