Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 4/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+131) Milwaukee (-142)
Trevor Cahill and the Pittsburgh Pirates (5-8, 5th in NL Central) go to American Family Field on Saturday where they'll meet the Milwaukee Brewers (7-5, 2nd in NL Central). The moneyline on this game has the Pirates coming in at +131 and the Brewers are at -142. The over/under has been set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Trevor Cahill and Brett Anderson.
As a squad, the Pittsburgh Pirates are earning 4.0 runs per game, which is 23rd in MLB. They are sitting with 52 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .329. The Pirates have hit 25 doubles as a team and have knocked 10 balls out of the park. They have accrued 50 runs batted in as well as 104 base knocks so far this season, while their team batting average sits at .240. Pittsburgh owns a slugging percentage of .376 and have been called out on strikes 126 times, while taking a walk on 50 occasions.
The Pirates hold a team earned run average of 5.14 so far this year (27th in the league), and their staff has rung up 116 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 57 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.87 as a squad on the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.04 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.43. Pirates pitchers have given up 18 home runs and 68 runs in total (26th in baseball).
Pirates relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on 13 times in addition to having 7 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have racked up 8 holds for the year (10th in the league). The Pirates bullpen have a save percentage of 100.0% and has entered the game in 11 save situations. They have tallied 1 save so far this season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 18 runners so far this season and 16.7% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The Pirates have dispatched 53 relievers to the hill so far this season.
Cahill has pitched in 1,479 innings and is sitting with 1,131 punch outs in his MLB career. Cahill (85-95 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.40 while he has faced 6,334 opposing batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.22 (694 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.365. He has conceded 1,417 base hits (8.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 603 free passes.
Milwaukee has accounted for 13 home runs on the year to go along with 51 runs batted in. They have recorded 11 two-baggers, while walking 45 times as well as notching 53 runs. The Milwaukee Brewers have earned a team OBP of .299 and a team batting average of .204 this year. The Brewers have a team SLG% of .339 and they score 4.42 runs per contest (14th in baseball). They have struck out on 122 instances (10th in the league) and have recorded 81 hits.
The Brewers have a WHIP of 1.046 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.77 as a pitching staff so far this season. They are sitting at 4th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 72. The Milwaukee pitching staff have yielded 39 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 2.92 (35 earned runs yielded). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.93 (120 strikeouts vs 41 walks). They have allowed 12 HR's and they surrender 3.25 runs per 9 innings (5th in MLB).
Milwaukee relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 14.3% out of their 7 inherited runners. Their relievers have come in 10 times in high leverage situations and on 6 occasions with runners on base. With 8 save situations, the Brewers have accumulated 3 holds and also 3 blown saves. They rank 26th in the league with a save rate of 40.0%, and they have dispatched 37 relief pitchers onto the diamond this year. Milwaukee has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 5 save opportunities and they have converted 2 saves.
In his career, Anderson has surrendered 1,124 hits while he has tallied 719 K's in 1,054 innings. He has allowed 476 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.331 and a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.58 and he has faced 4,460 opposing batters during his career. Anderson (64-66 career win-loss record) holds a 4.06 earned run average while allowing 9.6 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-142)
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