Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 8/3/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-180) Pittsburgh (+155)
The Milwaukee Brewers (57-45) are traveling to PNC Park on Wednesday where they will meet the Pittsburgh Pirates (40-62). The moneyline on this contest has Milwaukee at -180 and Pittsburgh is at +155. The betting total comes in at 8. The men taking the mound are Brandon Woodruff and Zach Thompson.
The Brewers have accrued 159 doubles as a squad and have smacked 140 balls out of the park. Milwaukee is slugging .417 and have been called out on strikes 899 times, while being walked on 361 occasions. As a squad, the Milwaukee Brewers are recording 4.7 runs per game, which puts them at 7th in MLB. They have accumulated 461 runs batted in as well as 822 hits so far this season, and their team batting average is .240. They have a total of 474 runs while holding a team OBP of .320.
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The Brewers are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.85 over the course of the season (11th in the league), and the staff has struck out 970 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.93 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.25. Brewers pitchers have given up 113 long balls and also 434 runs (13th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 331 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.82 as a squad over the course of the season.
The Brewers have dispatched 332 relievers to the hill for the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 114 base runners this season and 31.6% of them crossed the plate. They have accumulated 37 saves for the season and have not converted 13 of their 50 save opportunities. The Brewers relievers have accumulated a save rate of 74.0% and has come into the game in 118 save situations. The bullpen have notched 68 holds so far this year (4th in the league). Brewers pitchers have entered the game with runners on 76 times in addition to having 128 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Milwaukee Brewers have a tally of 2,612 putouts so far this season, as well as 837 assists and 56 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .984 which ranks 17th in baseball, and they have turned 73 double plays. The Brewers have converted 69.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of 7,836 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 16th in pro baseball.
Woodruff (37-24 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.11 and he has gone up against 2,180 hitters in the majors. He has given up 439 hits (7.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 143 free passes. His ERA is 3.27 (196 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.080. Woodruff has taken the ball for 538 innings and has earned 625 K's during his MLB career.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have recorded an on-base percentage of .287 and a team batting average of .219 over the course of the season. They have struck out on 955 occasions (2nd in the league) and have earned 734 hits. Pittsburgh has tallied 103 HRs for the season to go along with 341 runs batted in. The Pirates have a slugging percentage of .363 and they are earning 3.56 runs per outing (28th in MLB). They have 141 doubles, while getting a free base 300 times as well as putting up 363 runs.
The Pittsburgh pitching staff have given up 517 runs this season while having a team ERA of 4.62 (461 earned runs surrendered). They have allowed 110 homers and they give up 5.19 runs per 9 innings (27th in MLB). The Pirates hold a team WHIP of 1.427 and have a FIP of 4.28 as a team so far this season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.24 (790 strikeouts vs 352 bases on balls). They are sitting at 28th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 928.
Pittsburgh bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 37.2% out of 145 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 114 times in high leverage situations and on 98 occasions with runners on. With 96 save situations, the Pirates have amassed 51 holds and also 18 blown saves. They are ranked 25th in MLB holding a save percentage of 57.1%, and they have dispatched 318 relief pitchers onto the field so far this season. Pittsburgh has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 42 save opportunities and they have come away with 24 saves.
In 7,737 innings on the field, the Pirates have a defensive efficiency of 67.3% (29th in professional baseball). The Pittsburgh Pirates have gotten 96 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .980 (30th in pro baseball). The Pirates have recorded 933 assists, 72 errors and have accumulated 2,579 putouts this season.
In his pro baseball career, Thompson has given up 151 hits and he has 121 strikeouts in 156 innings pitched. Thompson (6-15 career win-loss record) has earned a 4.20 ERA while giving up 8.7 hits per nine innings. He has given up 73 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.350 and having a FIP of 4.5. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.02 and he has faced 674 hitters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-180)
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