Milwaukee Brewers vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 5/6/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-110) Philadelphia (+100)
Citizens Bank Park is the venue where Zack Wheeler and the Philadelphia Phillies (15-15, 1st in NL East) will play the Milwaukee Brewers (17-13, 2nd in NL Central) on Thursday. The Brewers open this game at -110 while the Phillies are priced at +100. The O/U has been set at 7. The pitchers taking the mound will be Brandon Woodruff and Zack Wheeler.
Milwaukee is slugging .373 and have been called out on strikes 311 times, while taking a walk on 98 occasions. They have 118 RBI's and 218 base knocks this year, while their team batting average is sitting at .219. The Brewers have compiled 34 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 37 balls out of the park. They have earned a total of 121 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .303. As a unit, the Milwaukee Brewers are putting up 4.0 runs per game, which ranks them 22nd in MLB.
Brewers pitchers have conceded 35 home runs and 124 runs in total (13th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 104 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.93 as a unit on the campaign. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.90 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.17. The Brewers are sitting with a team ERA of 3.60 so far this season (9th in baseball), and they have rung up 302 hitters.
The Brewers have sent 100 relievers to the hill on the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 25 runners this season and 32.0% of those players crossed the plate. They have compiled 8 saves on the season and have blown 3 of 11 save opportunities. The Brewers bullpen have earned a save percentage of 72.7% and has entered the game in 31 save situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 20 holds so far this year (5th in baseball). Brewers relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 18 times as well as having 41 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Brewers have converted 71.6% of balls in play into outs out of their 2,430 innings on the field, which ranks them 6th in baseball. The Milwaukee Brewers have accumulated 810 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 252 assists and 18 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .983 which has them ranked 14th in MLB, and they have turned 180 double plays.
Woodruff (21-11 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 3.18 and he has gone up against 1,279 batters in the majors. He has given up 262 base knocks (7.5 hits per nine innings) and has had 85 free passes. His earned run average is 3.45 (121 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.099. Woodruff has taken the ball for 315 frames and is sitting with 353 K's during his career.
The Philadelphia Phillies are sitting with an on-base percentage of .302 as well as a team batting average of .232 for the season. They have been called out on strikes on 293 instances (6th in the league) and have 224 hits. Philadelphia is sitting with 33 home runs so far this year as well as 112 RBIs. The Phillies hold a team slugging percentage of .382 and they earn 3.93 runs per game (24th in MLB). They have 38 doubles, while walking 88 times as well as putting up 118 runs.
The Philadelphia pitching staff have given up 133 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 4.41 (128 earned runs relinquished). They have yielded 39 home runs and they allow 4.59 runs per 9 innings (19th in baseball). The Phillies have a WHIP of 1.280 in addition to having a FIP of 4.07 as a team for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.32 (272 strikeouts against 82 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 26th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 252.
Philadelphia has called on relief pitchers to enter the game in 15 save opportunities and they have earned 9 saves. They rank 19th in MLB holding a save rate of 60.0%, and they have sent 90 relievers to the hill so far this year. Their relievers have taken the field 44 times in high leverage situations and also on 24 occasions with runners on. Philadelphia relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 53.8% of 39 inherited runners. Sitting with 28 save situations, the Phillies have tallied 13 holds and 6 blown saves.
Out of their 2,349 innings on the field, the Phillies are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.4% (24th in professional baseball). The Philadelphia Phillies have turned 24 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .986 (7th in the majors). The Phillies have accrued 247 assists, 15 errors and have accumulated 783 putouts over the course of the season.
So far in his pro baseball career, Wheeler has surrendered 798 base hits while earning 820 K's in 859 innings pitched. Wheeler (50-42 career win-loss record) has a 3.69 ERA while conceding 8.4 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 352 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.276 and a FIP of 3.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.75 and he has faced 3,625 hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-110)
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