Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 4/27/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-180) Pittsburgh (+155)
The Milwaukee Brewers (10-7) are on their way to PNC Park on Wednesday where they will go up against the Pittsburgh Pirates (8-8). The odds on this game have the Brewers at -180 and the Pirates are sitting at +155. The over/under comes in at 7.5. The starting pitchers will be Aaron Ashby and Bryse Wilson.
As a unit, the Milwaukee Brewers are compiling 3.3 runs per contest, which has them at 26th in baseball. They have a total of 56 runs and have an on-base percentage of .275. The Brewers have earned 26 doubles as a unit and have smacked 12 baseballs out of the stadium. They have tallied 52 RBI's and 107 base knocks on the season, and their batting average sits at .201. Milwaukee has a slugging percentage of .325 and have been called out on strikes 149 times, while drawing a walk on 51 occasions.
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Brewers pitchers have relinquished 12 home runs and also 60 runs in total (11th in the league). They have walked 64 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.34 as a unit so far this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.61 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.21. The Brewers have compiled a team earned run average of 3.32 on the year (10th in the league), and their staff has struck out 167 hitters.
The Brewers have sent 56 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 25 base runners on the campaign with 40.0% of those runners ended up scoring. They have compiled 8 saves on the campaign and have blown 4 of their 12 chances to get a save. The Brewers relievers have accumulated a save rate of 66.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 26 save situations. The relievers have recorded 14 holds on the campaign (5th in MLB). Brewers bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 13 times and also have had 27 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Milwaukee Brewers have 447 putouts for the season, as well as 151 assists and 7 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .988 which is 8th in the majors, and have a total of 11 double plays. The Brewers have turned 70.8% of balls in play into outs out of their 1,341 innings, which has them ranked 15th in pro baseball.
Ashby has taken the mound for 43 innings and has tallied 52 strikeouts during his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.19 (20 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.326. He has allowed 37 hits (7.7 hits per nine innings) and has 20 free passes. Ashby (3-4 win-loss record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.77 while he has gone up against 187 batters during his time in the majors.
Pittsburgh is sitting with 11 home runs over the course of the season as well as 52 RBIs. They have hit 19 doubles, while taking a walk 52 times and notching 57 runs. The Pittsburgh Pirates are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .301 and a batting average of .233 on the year. The Pirates hold a team slugging % of .347 and they tally 3.56 runs per game (20th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 144 occasions (13th in MLB) and have totaled 123 hits.
The Pittsburgh pitching staff have conceded 85 runs on the season while having a team ERA of 5.02 (77 earned runs yielded). They have surrendered 16 homers and they concede 5.54 runs per 9 innings (28th in the league). The Pirates hold a team WHIP of 1.457 and have a FIP of 4.36 as a squad so far this year. Their K/BB ratio is 1.85 (124 strikeouts against 67 walks). They rank 26th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 134.
Sitting with 15 save situations, the Pirates have recorded 8 holds in addition to 0 blown saves. Pittsburgh has called on relievers to enter the game in 5 save chances and they have walked away with 5 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 13 times in high leverage situations and also on 13 occasions with runners on. Pittsburgh relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 23.5% out of 17 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 2nd in MLB holding a save rate of 100.0%, and they have dispatched 54 relief pitchers to the mound this year.
In 1,242 innings on the field, the Pirates have a efficiency on defense of 68.7% (23rd in MLB). The Pittsburgh Pirates have gotten 13 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .982 (23rd in baseball). The Pirates have recorded 137 assists, 10 errors and have a tally of 414 putouts so far this season.
Wilson (6-8 win-loss mark in his career) has a 5.63 ERA while allowing 10.5 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.62 and he has faced 574 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. He has conceded a total of 80 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.594 and a FIP of 5.6. During his pro baseball career, Wilson has surrendered 149 base knocks while totaling 89 punch outs in 128 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+155)
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