Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 8/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+155) Milwaukee (-200)
Max Kranick and the Pittsburgh Pirates (40-65, 5th in NL Central) go to American Family Field on Tuesday where they'll meet the Milwaukee Brewers (63-43, 1st in NL Central). The line on this game has the Pirates coming in at +155 and the Brewers are at -200. The over/under has been set at 9. The starting pitchers are Max Kranick and Adrian Houser.
The Pirates have accounted for 162 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 85 balls out of the park. Pittsburgh has a slugging percentage of .366 and have been called out on strikes 846 times, while taking a walk on 330 occasions. As a squad, the Pittsburgh Pirates are compiling 3.7 runs per game, which ranks them 30th in baseball. They have 361 runs batted in and 826 base knocks this year, while their batting average sits at .237. They have racked up 384 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .308.
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The Pirates have an ERA of 5.03 this season (28th in the league), and their staff has rung up 861 batters. They have walked 387 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.58 as a team this season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.22 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.40. Pirates pitchers have relinquished 131 home runs and 534 runs (27th in the league).
The Pirates have dispatched 365 relievers to the mound for the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 138 base runners over the course of the season and 34.1% of those players earned a run for their team. They have compiled 15 saves on the season and have blown 8 of their 23 chances to save the game. The Pirates relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 65.2% and has come into the game in 70 save situations. The relievers are sitting with 45 holds on the year (25th in baseball). Pirates bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 82 times and also have had 78 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Pirates have converted 68.9% of balls hit into play into outs in their 8,139 innings on the diamond, ranking them 22nd in professional baseball. The Pittsburgh Pirates have a total of 2,713 putouts thus far, as well as 925 assists and 52 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .986 which is 7th in MLB, and they have twisted 739 double plays.
Kranick has thrown 16 innings and has earned 14 punch outs in his MLB career. His ERA is 7.31 (13 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.625. He has surrendered 21 base hits (11.8 hits per nine innings) with 5 free passes. Kranick (1-2 mark in his career) has a FIP of 3.53 while he has gone up against 75 batters during his time in the major leagues.
The Brewers have a team SLG% of .388 and they score 4.52 runs per contest (14th in MLB). They have recorded 154 doubles, while getting a free base 400 times and recording 479 runs. Milwaukee has tallied 128 HRs on the year as well as 457 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,020 occasions (3rd in MLB) and have accounted for 796 base hits. The Milwaukee Brewers have a team on-base percentage of .316 and a batting average of .227 for the year.
The Brewers hold a team WHIP of 1.163 and have a FIP of 3.69 as a staff on the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.95 (1,062 strikeouts vs 360 bases on balls). They come in at 1st in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 739. They have conceded 107 homers and they concede 3.72 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league). The Milwaukee pitching staff have yielded 391 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 3.33 (350 earned runs allowed).
Sitting with 99 save situations, the Brewers have 53 holds and 19 blown saves. Milwaukee has had relief pitchers enter the game in 45 save opportunities and they have tallied 26 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 125 times in high leverage situations in addition to 62 occasions with runners on base. Milwaukee relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 33.7% out of their 83 inherited runners. They sit at 22nd in baseball with a save percentage of 57.8%, and they have dispatched 337 relievers to the hill on the campaign.
The Milwaukee Brewers have turned 65 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (14th in the majors). The Brewers have recorded 885 assists, 59 errors and have earned 2,835 putouts this season. In their 8,505 innings on the field, the Brewers have a defensive efficiency of 71.4% (4th in MLB).
In his pro baseball career, Houser has surrendered 268 hits while he has accumulated 245 punch outs in 280 innings pitched. Houser (14-18 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 3.98 earned run average while giving up 8.6 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 124 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.347 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. His K/BB ratio is 2.23 and he has gone up against 1,193 batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-200)
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