Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 6/12/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+240) Milwaukee (-333)
Corbin Burnes and the Milwaukee Brewers (35-27, 2nd in NL Central) host the Pittsburgh Pirates (23-38, 5th in NL Central) at American Family Field on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has the Pirates priced at +240 and the Brewers are at -333. The over/under is set at 7.5. The starting pitchers will be Chad Kuhl and Corbin Burnes.
As a squad, the Pittsburgh Pirates are notching 3.5 runs per game, which is 30th in the league. They have earned 213 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .298. The Pirates have earned 98 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 42 baseballs out of the stadium. They have 201 runs batted in in addition to 454 hits over the course of the season, while their average at the plate sits at .226. Pittsburgh has a slugging % of .347 and have been rung up 514 times, while taking a walk on 188 occasions.
The Pirates have a team ERA of 4.69 on the season (24th in MLB), and they have rung up 503 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.38 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.34. Pirates pitchers have allowed 76 home runs and also 294 runs in total (22nd in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 211 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.47 as a unit on the campaign.
Pirates bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 52 times as well as having 50 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have earned 26 holds on the season (22nd in the league). The Pirates relievers have recorded a save percentage of 72.7% and has entered the game in 39 save situations. They have 8 saves for the year and have blown 3 of their 11 chances to get a save. The relievers have inherited 83 runners for the year and 24.1% of them crossed the plate. The Pirates have dispatched 212 relievers to the hill so far this season.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are sitting with 1,585 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 550 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which puts them in 8th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 432 double plays. The Pirates have converted 69.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 4,755 innings on the diamond, ranking them 12th in professional baseball.
Kuhl has taken the mound for 385 frames and is sitting with 341 punch outs so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.44 (190 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.421. He has conceded 377 base hits (8.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 170 walks. Kuhl (20-26 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.59 while he has faced 1,669 hitters in the major leagues.
The Brewers hold a team SLG% of .373 and they average 3.97 runs per outing (22nd in the league). They have put up 80 two-baggers, while getting a free base 220 times as well as earning 246 runs. Milwaukee has accounted for 78 home runs this year and 234 RBIs. They have been rung up on 612 instances (3rd in the league) and have recorded 431 base hits. The Milwaukee Brewers have recorded an on-base percentage of .300 in addition to a batting average of .213 so far this year.
The Brewers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.163 in addition to having a FIP of 3.78 as a unit on the season. They are sitting at 4th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 432. The Milwaukee pitching staff have surrendered 245 runs so far this year while having an ERA of 3.63 (223 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.08 (650 strikeouts against 211 bases on balls). They have relinquished 71 dingers and they yield 3.99 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league).
Sitting with 61 save situations, the Brewers have 33 holds and 11 blown saves. Milwaukee has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 28 save chances and they have come away with 17 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 77 times in high leverage situations in addition to 39 occasions with base runners. Milwaukee bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 40.0% of 50 inherited base runners. They are ranked 17th in MLB with a save percentage of 60.7%, and they have dispatched 195 relief pitchers to the mound on the season.
The Milwaukee Brewers have turned 35 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (17th in MLB). The Brewers have accrued 489 assists, 37 errors and have accounted for 1,659 putouts during this campaign. Out of their 4,977 innings on the diamond, the Brewers have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 71.3% (6th in professional baseball).
Burnes (15-10 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 3.76 ERA while conceding 7.4 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.63 and he has gone up against 850 batters in his career. He has allowed a total of 86 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.121 and having a FIP of 3.0. During his career, Burnes has surrendered 169 hits while he has tallied 287 strikeouts in 206 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-333)
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