Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 8/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Sunday, August 15, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-222) Pittsburgh (+170)
Freddy Peralta and the Milwaukee Brewers (71-47, 1st in NL Central) go to PNC Park on Sunday where they'll take on the Pittsburgh Pirates (42-75, 5th in NL Central). The moneyline on this game has the Brewers priced at -222 and the Pirates are at +170. The total is set at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers are Freddy Peralta and Steven Brault.
As a team, the Milwaukee Brewers are notching 4.7 runs per game, which has them at 11th in MLB. They have 543 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .318. The Brewers have hit 178 two-baggers as a team and have hit 144 balls out of the park. They have 519 runs batted in and 894 base knocks so far this season, and their team batting average is .232. Milwaukee has a slugging % of .398 and have been called out on strikes 1,085 times, while taking a walk on 428 occasions.
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Brewers pitchers have conceded 115 home runs and also 427 runs in total (2nd in the league). They have walked 393 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.67 as a unit over the course of the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.97 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.17. The Brewers hold a team earned run average of 3.29 for the season (2nd in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,167 hitters.
The Brewers bullpen have earned a save rate of 57.7% and has come into the game in 112 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 99 runners so far this year and 33.3% of them ended up crossing the plate. Brewers pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 74 times and also have had 143 appearances in high leverage situations. The Brewers have dispatched 377 relievers to the hill on the year. The bullpen have notched 59 holds on the year (15th in the league). They have tallied 30 saves for the season and have not converted 22 out of their 52 chances to get a save.
The Brewers have turned 71.0% of baseballs in play into outs in their 9,315 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 5th in baseball. The Milwaukee Brewers have a total of 3,105 putouts so far this season, in addition to 960 assists and 74 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .982 which has them ranked 26th in professional baseball, and they have turned 737 double plays.
Peralta (25-11 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.44 while going up against 1,298 hitters in the majors. He has allowed 216 base hits (6.2 hits per nine innings) and has had 140 walks. His earned run average is 3.75 (130 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.141. Peralta has thrown 312 innings and has tallied 420 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career.
The Pirates hold a slugging % of .362 and they average 3.58 runs per game (30th in baseball). They have put up 177 doubles, while getting a free base 358 times as well as scoring 412 runs. Pittsburgh has knocked in 91 HRs on the year as well as 389 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 939 occasions (27th in the league) and have a total of 890 base hits. The Pittsburgh Pirates have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .304 in addition to a team batting average of .234 so far this year.
The Pittsburgh pitching staff have yielded 595 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 5.10 (560 earned runs yielded). They have surrendered 147 dingers and they yield 5.41 runs per 9 innings (27th in the league). The Pirates have a WHIP of 1.412 with a FIP of 4.67 as a staff on the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.20 (940 strikeouts vs 428 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 22nd in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 969.
With 74 save situations, the Pirates have amassed 47 holds in addition to 10 blown saves. Pittsburgh has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 25 save opportunities and they have walked away with 15 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 85 times in high leverage situations in addition to 87 occasions with base runners. Pittsburgh relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 33.8% of 148 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 16th in MLB holding a save rate of 60.0%, and they have dispatched 396 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have twisted 98 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (6th in professional baseball). The Pirates have racked up 996 assists, 56 errors and have 2,968 putouts so far this season. In their 8,904 innings on the diamond, the Pirates hold a defensive efficiency of 68.9% (21st in baseball).
During his MLB career, Brault has given up 324 hits while totaling 280 punch outs in 324 frames. He has conceded a total of 167 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.503 and having a FIP of 4.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.71 and he has gone up against 1,459 hitters in his career. Brault (12-16 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.63 ERA while surrendering 9.0 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-222)
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