Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 4/19/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+225) Milwaukee (-280)
The Pittsburgh Pirates (5-4) are on their way to American Family Field on Tuesday where they will attempt to beat the Milwaukee Brewers (5-5). The moneyline on this contest has Pittsburgh at +225 and Milwaukee opens at -280. The over/under has been set at 7. The men taking the mound will be JT Brubaker and Corbin Burnes.
Pittsburgh is slugging .379 and have struck out 78 times, while drawing a walk on 31 occasions. They have accounted for 36 RBI's in addition to 80 hits over the course of the season, and their average at the plate is sitting at .266. The Pirates have recorded 13 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 5 baseballs out of the park. They have racked up 40 runs and have an on-base percentage of .332. As a squad, the Pittsburgh Pirates are recording 4.4 runs per outing, which puts them at 12th in MLB.
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The Pirates are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.67 this season (25th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 60 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 42 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.81 as a squad on the year. Their K/BB ratio is 1.43 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.46. Pirates pitchers have yielded 9 home runs and 41 runs in total (20th in the league).
The Pirates have sent 30 relievers to the hill this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 11 base runners for the season with 27.3% of them earned a run for their team. They have compiled 2 saves for the season and have blown 0 out of their 2 save opportunities. The Pirates relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 100.0% and stepped onto the hill in 4 save situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 1 holds for the year (29th in the league). Pirates relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on 9 times and also have had 5 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Pirates have turned 71.4% of baseballs in play into outs in their 711 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 12th in baseball. The Pittsburgh Pirates have notched a total of 237 putouts so far this season, in addition to 80 assists and 4 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .988 which is 12th in MLB, and have accumulated 8 double plays.
Brubaker has taken the mound for 179 innings and has tallied 184 punch outs during his career. His ERA is 5.43 (108 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.352. He has surrendered 180 base knocks (9.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 62 walks. Brubaker (6-17 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.90 while facing 782 opposing batters in the majors.
Milwaukee has a total of 5 long balls on the season and 29 runs batted in. They have put up 18 doubles, while taking a walk 35 times and racking up 31 runs. The Milwaukee Brewers hold an OBP of .298 as well as a batting average of .213 over the course of the season. The Brewers have a team SLG% of .328 and they earn 3.10 runs per contest (27th in the league). They have been rung up on 82 occasions (15th in baseball) and have tallied 68 base knocks.
The Milwaukee pitching staff have allowed 44 runs on the season while having an ERA of 4.03 (39 earned runs given up). They have conceded 7 dingers and they relinquish 4.55 runs per 9 innings (19th in baseball). The Brewers have a WHIP of 1.379 and have a FIP of 4.08 as a pitching staff for the year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.81 (87 strikeouts vs 48 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 15th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 72.
Milwaukee has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 6 save chances and they have converted 4 saves. They rank 18th in the league with a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 37 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. Their relievers have come in 16 times in high leverage situations in addition to 10 occasions with runners on base. Milwaukee bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 26.3% out of 19 inherited runners. With 15 save situations, the Brewers have tallied 9 holds in addition to 2 blown saves.
The Milwaukee Brewers have gotten 7 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .980 (24th in professional baseball). The Brewers have racked up 89 assists, 7 errors and have a tally of 261 putouts over the course of the season. In 783 innings on the diamond, the Brewers have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.3% (18th in pro baseball).
Burnes (23-11 career record) has earned a 3.34 earned run average while allowing 7.3 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 4.72 and he has gone up against 1,330 batters during his career. He has given up 121 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.096 and having a FIP of 2.7. In his pro baseball career, Burnes has allowed 264 hits while accumulating 439 strikeouts in 325 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+225)
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