Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 4/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+161) Milwaukee (-175)
Freddy Peralta and the Milwaukee Brewers (7-6, 2nd in NL Central) host the Pittsburgh Pirates (6-8, 4th in NL Central) at American Family Field on Sunday. The line on this game has the Pirates priced at +161 and the Brewers are at -175. The over/under has been set at 8. The pitchers who are expected to start are Chad Kuhl and Freddy Peralta.
Pittsburgh is slugging .385 and have been rung up 136 times, while taking a walk on 53 occasions. They have 56 runs batted in in addition to 112 hits for the year, while their team batting average comes in at .239. The Pirates have tallied 26 doubles as a team and have knocked 12 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned 58 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .326. As a unit, the Pittsburgh Pirates are earning 4.1 runs per game, which ranks them 20th in the league.
The Pirates have compiled a team earned run average of 4.83 on the campaign (26th in the league), and they have rung up 127 hitters. They have walked 61 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.74 as a team so far this year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.08 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.40. Pirates pitchers have conceded 18 home runs and also 69 runs in total (24th in MLB).
The Pirates relievers have earned a save percentage of 100.0% and has entered the game in 13 save situations. The relievers have inherited 21 base runners over the course of the season with 14.3% of them crossed the plate. Pirates pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 14 times and also have had 8 appearances in high leverage situations. The Pirates have dispatched 57 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year. The relief pitchers have racked up 10 holds on the campaign (5th in the league). They have earned 1 save for the year.
Kuhl has taken the ball for 370 frames and has 328 K's during his career. Kuhl (20-24 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.58 and he has faced 1,606 batters in the majors. His ERA is 4.43 (182 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.435. He has conceded 363 base knocks (8.8 hits per nine innings) and has had 168 free passes.
The Milwaukee Brewers have recorded an on-base percentage of .301 and a team batting average of .201 this season. They have struck out on 133 occasions (8th in baseball) and have notched a total of 86 hits. Milwaukee has knocked in 13 home runs for the season as well as 52 runs batted in. The Brewers have a team SLG% of .332 and they are earning 4.15 runs per game (18th in baseball). They have hit 13 two-baggers, while taking a walk 49 times as well as putting up 54 runs.
The Milwaukee pitching staff have allowed 45 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 3.15 (41 earned runs surrendered). They have yielded 14 homers and they give up 3.46 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league). The Brewers have a team WHIP of 1.060 in addition to having a FIP of 3.86 as a staff for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.95 (130 strikeouts against 44 walks). They are currently ranked 4th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 80.
Sitting with 8 save situations, the Brewers have amassed 3 holds and also 3 blown saves. Milwaukee has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 5 save opportunities and they have come away with 2 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 11 times in high leverage situations and also on 7 occasions with runners on base. Milwaukee bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 33.3% out of their 9 inherited runners. They rank 25th in baseball with a save rate of 40.0%, and they have dispatched 41 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond over the course of the season.
Peralta (18-8 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.42 ERA while allowing 7.1 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.88 and he has faced 879 batters in his career. He has conceded a total of 101 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.269 and a FIP of 3.7. Thus far in his career, Peralta has allowed 163 base knocks while he has earned 282 K's in 205 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-175)
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