Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 6/13/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Sunday, June 13, 2021
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+130) Milwaukee (-167)
American Family Field is the site where Adrian Houser and the Milwaukee Brewers (36-27, 2nd in NL Central) will play the Pittsburgh Pirates (23-39, 5th in NL Central) on Sunday. The Brewers open this game at -167 while the Pirates are priced at +130. The O/U is set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are JT Brubaker and Adrian Houser.
Pittsburgh has a slugging percentage of .350 and have been called out on strikes 522 times, while being walked on 188 occasions. They have 205 RBI's and 461 base knocks for the year, while their batting average sits at .226. The Pirates have hit 99 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 45 balls out of the park. They have notched a total of 217 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .297. As a squad, the Pittsburgh Pirates are scoring 3.5 runs per contest, which is 30th in the league.
The Pirates have a team earned run average of 4.73 for the year (24th in the league), and the staff has struck out 511 batters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.30 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.35. Pirates pitchers have relinquished 76 home runs and also 301 runs (22nd in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 222 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.48 as a squad for the year.
The Pirates relievers have earned a save rate of 72.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 39 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 86 runners on the year with 25.6% of those runners earned a run for their team. Pirates pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 53 times as well as having 50 appearances in high leverage situations. The Pirates have sent 215 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. The bullpen have 26 holds so far this season (24th in the league). They have tallied 8 saves for the season and have blown 3 out of their 11 save chances.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have accounted for 1,609 putouts on the campaign, as well as 557 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .985 which has them ranked 7th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 439 double plays. The Pirates have turned 69.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 4,827 innings on the field, which ranks them 12th in professional baseball.
Brubaker has taken the ball for 107 innings and is sitting with 110 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. Brubaker (5-8 career record) has a FIP of 4.18 while he has faced 461 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.36 (52 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.267. He has given up 106 base knocks (8.9 hits per 9 innings) with 30 free passes.
Milwaukee has hit 78 HRs so far this season and 241 runs batted in. They have hit 83 doubles, while taking a walk 231 times and scoring 253 runs. The Milwaukee Brewers have an OBP of .303 as well as a batting average of .213 on the season. The Brewers hold a slugging % of .373 and they earn 4.02 runs per game (22nd in the league). They have struck out on 620 instances (3rd in baseball) and have accounted for 437 base knocks.
The Milwaukee pitching staff have surrendered 249 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 3.60 (225 earned runs relinquished). They have allowed 74 long balls and they surrender 3.99 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league). The Brewers have a WHIP of 1.155 with a FIP of 3.81 as a unit for the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.12 (658 strikeouts vs 211 bases on balls). They sit at 4th in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 438.
Sitting with 62 save situations, the Brewers have accumulated 33 holds in addition to 11 blown saves. Milwaukee has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 29 save opportunities and they have recorded 18 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 77 times in high leverage situations and on 39 occasions with runners on base. Milwaukee relievers have an inherited score rate of 40.0% out of their 50 inherited base runners. They sit at 12th in MLB with a save percentage of 62.1%, and they have dispatched 197 relievers onto the field so far this season.
In their 5,058 innings on the diamond, the Brewers have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 71.5% (7th in the majors). The Milwaukee Brewers have turned 35 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (18th in baseball). The Brewers have recorded 501 assists, 38 errors and have earned 1,686 putouts on the season.
So far in his MLB career, Houser has given up 230 base hits while tallying 221 K's in 242 frames. Houser (11-18 career win-loss record) has earned a 4.02 earned run average while allowing 8.6 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered a total of 108 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.335 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.38 and he has faced 1,024 batters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+130)
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