Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 7/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Friday, July 2, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-116) Pittsburgh (-105)
Adrian Houser and the Milwaukee Brewers (48-33, 1st in NL Central) are headed to PNC Park on Friday where they'll take on the Pittsburgh Pirates (29-50, 5th in NL Central). The odds on this contest have the Brewers coming in at -116 and the Pirates are at -105. The over/under has been set at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Adrian Houser and JT Brubaker.
Milwaukee has a slugging percentage of .378 and have been rung up 790 times, while being walked on 303 occasions. They have 334 runs batted in as well as 578 base knocks on the season, while their team batting average is at .218. The Brewers have tallied 115 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 98 baseballs out of the park. They have a total of 350 runs while holding a team OBP of .308. As a team, the Milwaukee Brewers are putting up 4.3 runs per game, which has them sitting at 16th in the league.
Brewers pitchers have given up 89 home runs in addition to 320 runs (8th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 288 hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.78 as a squad this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.92 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.19. The Brewers hold a team ERA of 3.59 on the campaign (8th in the league), and the staff has struck out 841 hitters.
Brewers pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 50 times and also have had 100 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 41 holds so far this season (10th in the league). The Brewers relievers have recorded a save rate of 63.2% and stepped onto the hill in 79 save situations. They have recorded 24 saves this season and have missed out on 14 out of their 38 chances to get a save. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 62 base runners on the campaign and 38.7% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The Brewers have sent 260 relievers to the mound for the year.
The Brewers have transformed 71.0% of balls hit into play into outs in their 6,525 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 6th in the majors. The Milwaukee Brewers have 2,175 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 654 assists and 47 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .984 which puts them in 14th in professional baseball, and have 487 double plays.
Houser has taken the mound for 258 innings and has earned 229 K's so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.14 (119 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.353. He has allowed 251 base hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 99 free passes. Houser (11-18 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.36 and he has faced 1,097 batters in the major leagues.
Pittsburgh has hit 59 home runs for the season as well as 261 runs batted in. They have hit 118 two-baggers, while walking 242 times and putting up 277 runs. The Pittsburgh Pirates have an OBP of .300 as well as a batting average of .229 on the campaign. The Pirates have a team slugging percentage of .352 and they score 3.51 runs per contest (30th in baseball). They have been rung up on 653 occasions (26th in baseball) and are sitting with 597 base hits.
The Pirates hold a team WHIP of 1.334 with a FIP of 4.47 as a team for the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.32 (638 strikeouts vs 275 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 17th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 632. They have conceded 95 long balls and they concede 4.98 runs per 9 innings (22nd in MLB). The Pittsburgh pitching staff have allowed 376 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.70 (355 earned runs conceded).
Pittsburgh has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 15 save chances and they have come away with 11 saves. They are currently ranked 4th in baseball with a save rate of 73.3%, and they have dispatched 269 relief pitchers to the mound for the year. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 59 times in high leverage situations and on 64 occasions with runners on. Pittsburgh relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.1% out of 103 inherited base runners. With 48 save situations, the Pirates have recorded 31 holds and 4 blown saves.
In their 6,123 innings played, the Pirates have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.1% (13th in the majors). The Pittsburgh Pirates have twisted 60 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (9th in baseball). The Pirates have recorded 707 assists, 42 errors and have amassed 2,041 putouts on the season.
Brubaker (5-10 career record) has earned a 4.25 earned run average and has allowed 8.6 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.62 and he has faced 530 batters in his career. He has allowed a total of 59 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.224 and having a FIP of 4.2. During his pro baseball career, Brubaker has allowed 119 base knocks while he has earned 123 punch outs in 125 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-105)
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