Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 8/13/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Friday, August 13, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-196) Pittsburgh (+150)
Mitch Keller and the Pittsburgh Pirates (41-73, 5th in NL Central) host the Milwaukee Brewers (69-46, 1st in NL Central) at PNC Park on Friday. The Pirates open this matchup at +150 while the Brewers are priced at -196. The over/under has been set at 9. The men taking the mound will be Brett Anderson and Mitch Keller.
As a unit, the Milwaukee Brewers are putting up 4.6 runs per game, which is 12th in the league. They have earned a total of 526 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .316. The Brewers have earned 172 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 139 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accrued 502 runs batted in as well as 872 hits this year, and their batting average sits at .229. Milwaukee is slugging .392 and have been called out on strikes 1,076 times, while taking a walk on 424 occasions.
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Brewers pitchers have surrendered 113 long balls and 423 runs in total (2nd in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 389 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.66 as a team over the course of the season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.97 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.16. The Brewers have an ERA of 3.30 on the season (2nd in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,156 batters.
Brewers bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 74 times as well as having 143 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have recorded 59 holds for the season (15th in MLB). The Brewers relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 57.7% and has entered the game in 112 save situations. They have accumulated 30 saves for the season and have blown 22 out of their 52 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 99 runners for the year with 33.3% of them ended up scoring. The Brewers have sent 372 relief pitchers to the hill this season.
The Brewers have turned 71.1% of balls in play into outs out of 9,234 innings on the field, which ranks them 5th in the majors. The Milwaukee Brewers have amassed 3,078 putouts this year, in addition to 954 assists and 71 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which has them ranked 22nd in the majors, and have a total of 729 double plays.
Anderson has taken the hill for 1,118 innings and is sitting with 758 punch outs in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.03 (500 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.326. He has given up 1,187 base knocks (9.6 hits per 9 innings) with 295 free passes. Anderson (67-70 record in his career) holds a FIP of 3.97 while he has gone up against 4,727 opposing batters in the majors.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have earned a team OBP of .304 as well as a batting average of .233 on the campaign. They have been rung up on 928 occasions (25th in the league) and are sitting with 880 base knocks. Pittsburgh has a total of 88 home runs so far this season as well as 383 RBIs. The Pirates hold a slugging percentage of .360 and they are earning 3.56 runs per game (30th in MLB). They have recorded 175 two-baggers, while taking a walk 356 times and notching 406 runs.
The Pirates are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.411 with a FIP of 4.66 as a staff for the year. They are currently ranked 23rd in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 959. The Pittsburgh pitching staff have allowed 588 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 5.08 (553 earned runs given up). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.19 (930 strikeouts against 424 bases on balls). They have allowed 145 long balls and they surrender 5.40 runs per 9 innings (27th in the league).
Pittsburgh relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 34.2% of 146 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 85 times in high leverage situations in addition to 86 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 74 save situations, the Pirates have 47 holds and also 10 blown saves. They are currently ranked 16th in MLB with a save rate of 60.0%, and they have sent 393 bullpen pitchers to the mound this season. Pittsburgh has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 25 save opportunities and they have walked away with 15 saves.
In 8,823 innings on the diamond, the Pirates have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.0% (21st in the majors). The Pittsburgh Pirates have twisted 97 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (6th in MLB). The Pirates have racked up 986 assists, 55 errors and have notched a total of 2,941 putouts for the year.
Keller (5-15 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 6.38 earned run average while surrendering 10.8 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.06 and he has faced 589 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 90 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.724 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. So far in his MLB career, Keller has given up 152 hits while accumulating 138 strikeouts in 127 innings pitched.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+150) and under 9 runs
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