Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 4/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Friday, April 16, 2021
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+150) Milwaukee (-160)
American Family Field is the venue where Adrian Houser and the Milwaukee Brewers (7-5, 2nd in NL Central) will play the Pittsburgh Pirates (5-7, 5th in NL Central) on Friday. The odds on this contest have the Pirates priced at +150 and the Brewers are at -160. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be JT Brubaker and Adrian Houser.
Pittsburgh has a slugging percentage of .382 and have struck out 118 times, while drawing a walk on 48 occasions. They have accrued 49 runs batted in in addition to 96 base knocks on the season, and their average at the plate is at .241. The Pirates have recorded 22 two-baggers as a team and have hit 10 balls out of the stadium. They have racked up 49 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .333. As a squad, the Pittsburgh Pirates are putting up 4.1 runs per game, which puts them at 19th in the league.
The Pirates hold a team earned run average of 4.89 over the course of the season (23rd in the league), and they have rung up 112 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.15 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.41. Pirates pitchers have yielded 17 long balls and also 60 total runs (9th in MLB). They have walked 52 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.83 as a unit so far this year.
The Pirates relievers have earned a save rate of 100% and stepped onto the hill in 11 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 17 runners on the season and 17.6% of those players crossed home plate. Pirates relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 12 times in addition to having 7 appearances in high leverage situations. The Pirates have dispatched 49 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. The relief pitchers have accumulated 8 holds this year (8th in the league). They have tallied 1 save so far this season.
Brubaker (2-3 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.17 while facing 247 hitters in the majors. He has surrendered 55 hits (8.7 hits per nine innings) and has 22 free passes. His earned run average is 4.45 (28 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.359. Brubaker has taken the ball for 56 innings and has 58 K's so far in his MLB career.
The Brewers hold a team SLG% of .339 and they are earning 4.42 runs per contest (15th in the league). They have notched 11 doubles, while getting a free base 45 times as well as scoring 53 runs. Milwaukee has a total of 13 HRs so far this season and 51 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 122 occasions (4th in MLB) and have accounted for 81 base hits. The Milwaukee Brewers have accumulated an OBP of .299 in addition to a batting average of .204 so far this season.
The Brewers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.046 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.78 as a unit over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.93 (120 strikeouts against 41 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 27th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 72. They have conceded 12 dingers and they surrender 3.25 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league). The Milwaukee pitching staff have allowed 39 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 2.92 (35 earned runs surrendered).
With 8 save situations, the Brewers have accumulated 3 holds and also 3 blown saves. Milwaukee has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 5 save chances and they have come away with 2 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 10 times in high leverage situations in addition to 6 occasions with base runners. Milwaukee relievers have an inherited score percentage of 14.3% out of their 7 inherited base runners. They rank 26th in the league holding a save percentage of 40.0%, and they have sent 37 relief pitchers onto the diamond over the course of the season.
In his pro baseball career, Houser has given up 188 base hits while totaling 176 strikeouts in 193 frames. Houser (8-14 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 4.01 ERA and has conceded 8.8 hits per nine innings. He has allowed a total of 86 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.352 and having a FIP of 4.2. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.41 and he has faced 816 opposing batters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+150)
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