Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 8/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Monday, August 2, 2021
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+180) Milwaukee (-244)
Eric Lauer and the Milwaukee Brewers (62-43, 1st in NL Central) play the Pittsburgh Pirates (40-64, 5th in NL Central) at American Family Field on Monday. The Pirates open this game at +180 while the Brewers are priced at -244. The over/under opens at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Max Kranick and Eric Lauer.
The Pirates have hit 161 doubles as a squad and have smacked 84 balls out of the stadium. Pittsburgh has a slugging rate of .366 and have been called out on strikes 839 times, while being walked on 328 occasions. As a unit, the Pittsburgh Pirates are putting up 3.7 runs per game, which has them at 30th in the league. They have tallied 357 runs batted in as well as 819 base knocks on the campaign, while their average at the plate sits at .237. They have earned a total of 380 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .308.
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The Pirates hold a team ERA of 4.93 so far this year (26th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 854 hitters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.24 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.39. Pirates pitchers have surrendered 131 long balls and also 519 total runs (25th in the league). They have walked 382 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.60 as a team for the season.
The Pirates have dispatched 361 relievers to the hill this year. The relievers have inherited 135 runners so far this year and 32.6% of them crossed the plate. They have accumulated 15 saves for the year and have blown 8 out of their 23 save opportunities. The Pirates relievers have earned a save percentage of 65.2% and has stepped onto the mound in 70 save situations. The bullpen have notched 45 holds this season (25th in the league). Pirates bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 81 times and also have had 78 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have accumulated 2,686 putouts thus far, in addition to 915 assists and 52 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .986 which puts them in 8th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 732 double plays. The Pirates have transformed 69.2% of balls in play into outs in their 8,058 innings, which has them ranked 21st in baseball.
Kranick (1-2 career record) holds a FIP of 3.53 while he has gone up against 75 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has surrendered 21 hits (11.8 hits per nine innings) with 5 walks. His earned run average is 7.31 (13 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.625. Kranick has taken the hill for 16 innings and has 14 punch outs in his MLB career.
The Milwaukee Brewers have accumulated an on-base percentage of .318 and a team batting average of .229 for the season. They have been called out on strikes on 1,012 occasions (3rd in the league) and have recorded 793 hits. Milwaukee has accumulated 127 home runs for the season to go along with 455 runs batted in. The Brewers hold a team SLG% of .390 and they have an average of 4.54 runs per outing (13th in the league). They have 154 doubles, while getting a free base 400 times and putting up 477 runs.
The Brewers have a WHIP of 1.166 and have a FIP of 3.71 as a staff for the season. They are currently ranked 1st in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 732. The Milwaukee pitching staff have surrendered 390 runs on the season while having a team ERA of 3.36 (349 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.93 (1,053 strikeouts vs 359 bases on balls). They have given up 107 homers and they yield 3.75 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league).
Milwaukee has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 44 save chances and they have earned 25 saves. They are currently ranked 24th in baseball holding a save rate of 56.8%, and they have sent 333 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 121 times in high leverage situations and also on 61 occasions with runners on base. Milwaukee bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 33.3% out of 81 inherited runners. Sitting with 95 save situations, the Brewers have 50 holds and also 19 blown saves.
The Milwaukee Brewers have turned 65 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .984 (14th in MLB). The Brewers have accrued 878 assists, 59 errors and have a tally of 2,808 putouts for the season. In their 8,424 innings on the diamond, the Brewers have a defensive efficiency of 71.4% (4th in pro baseball).
Thus far in his career, Lauer has conceded 359 hits while he has tallied 314 punch outs in 337 frames. Lauer (17-23 career record) has earned a 4.57 earned run average and has conceded 9.6 hits per nine innings. He has conceded a total of 171 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.457 and having a FIP of 4.5. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.38 and he has faced 1,490 batters so far in his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-244) and under 9 runs
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