Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 7/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Thursday, July 29, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-208) Pittsburgh (+160)
Chad Kuhl and the Pittsburgh Pirates (38-62, 5th in NL Central) play the Milwaukee Brewers (59-42, 1st in NL Central) at PNC Park on Thursday. The odds on this contest have the Brewers coming in at -208 and the Pirates are at +160. The O/U is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Freddy Peralta and Chad Kuhl.
The Brewers have earned 142 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 121 balls out of the park. Milwaukee has a slugging % of .384 and have been rung up 978 times, while being walked on 387 occasions. As a unit, the Milwaukee Brewers are recording 4.4 runs per game, which ranks them 14th in the league. They have accrued 426 RBI's and 745 hits this season, while their team batting average comes in at .225. They have a total of 448 runs scored and hold an OBP of .315.
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Brewers pitchers have conceded 102 home runs and 374 total runs (2nd in MLB). They have walked 350 batters and their FIP comes in at 3.69 as a team on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.91 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.16. The Brewers have an ERA of 3.31 on the campaign (3rd in MLB), and the staff has rung up 1,019 hitters.
The Brewers have sent 318 relievers to the hill on the campaign. The relievers have inherited 79 base runners on the year and 34.2% of those runners crossed the plate. They have 25 saves for the season and have blown 19 of their 44 save opportunities. The Brewers relief pitchers have a save percentage of 56.8% and stepped onto the hill in 93 save situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 48 holds this season (15th in MLB). Brewers bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 60 times as well as having 120 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Brewers have transformed 71.5% of balls hit into play into outs in their 8,109 innings, which has them ranked 4th in baseball. The Milwaukee Brewers have earned a total of 2,703 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 842 assists and 58 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which has them sitting 17th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 628 double plays.
Peralta (23-11 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.53 while he has faced 1,228 batters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 203 hits (6.2 hits per 9 innings) with 135 free passes. His earned run average is 3.85 (126 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.147. Peralta has taken the hill for 294 innings and has accounted for 398 K's during his pro baseball career.
The Pirates hold a team SLG% of .367 and they tally 3.67 runs per contest (30th in the league). They have recorded 154 two-baggers, while getting a free base 316 times as well as notching 367 runs. Pittsburgh has a total of 82 home runs this season to go along with 344 RBIs. They have struck out on 812 occasions (27th in MLB) and have earned a total of 792 base hits. The Pittsburgh Pirates have a team OBP of .309 and a batting average of .238 for the year.
The Pirates hold a team WHIP of 1.386 and have a FIP of 4.62 as a unit this season. They are sitting at 17th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 824. The Pittsburgh pitching staff have given up 498 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.92 (470 earned runs surrendered). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.25 (825 strikeouts vs 367 bases on balls). They have surrendered 128 home runs and they yield 5.22 runs per 9 innings (25th in the league).
Pittsburgh has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 22 save opportunities and they have come away with 15 saves. They rank 5th in MLB holding a save rate of 68.2%, and they have dispatched 345 relievers onto the field for the season. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 74 times in high leverage situations and also on 77 occasions with runners on base. Pittsburgh relievers hold an inherited score rate of 31.3% out of their 128 inherited base runners. With 67 save situations, the Pirates have 43 holds and also 7 blown saves.
In their 7,734 innings on the field, the Pirates hold a defensive efficiency of 69.3% (20th in the majors). The Pittsburgh Pirates have turned 85 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .986 (8th in the majors). The Pirates have recorded 875 assists, 50 errors and have a total of 2,578 putouts so far this season.
Kuhl (23-28 career record) has a 4.36 ERA and has conceded 8.7 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.99 and he has faced 1,817 batters so far in his career. He has given up 204 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.409 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. So far in his pro baseball career, Kuhl has given up 406 base hits while he has totaled 373 strikeouts in 421 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-208)
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