Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 8/30/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
The Pittsburgh Pirates (48-79) are en route to American Family Field on Tuesday where they will take on the Milwaukee Brewers (67-59). The pitchers expected to start will be Mitch Keller and Adrian Houser.
As a squad, the Pittsburgh Pirates are compiling 3.6 runs per game, which puts them at 28th in MLB. They are sitting with 453 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .287. The Pirates have hit 170 two-baggers as a team and have hit 124 balls out of the stadium. They have recorded 424 RBI's and 918 hits on the campaign, and their team batting average is at .220. Pittsburgh is slugging .361 and have been called out on strikes 1,175 times, while drawing a walk on 363 occasions.
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Pirates pitchers have given up 131 home runs and 649 runs (27th in the league). They have walked 443 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.28 as a unit this season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.19 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.43. The Pirates have an earned run average of 4.69 so far this season (26th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 971 batters.
Pirates bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on 124 times in addition to having 129 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have racked up 56 holds so far this year (23rd in the league). The Pirates relievers have recorded a save rate of 55.3% and has come into the game in 106 save situations. They have 26 saves this season and have blown 21 of their 47 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 186 runners on the season with 37.1% of them crossed the plate. The Pirates have sent 397 relievers to the hill on the campaign.
The Pirates have turned 67.3% of balls in play into outs in their 10,026 innings on the diamond, ranking them 29th in MLB. The Pittsburgh Pirates have a total of 3,342 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 1,206 assists and 92 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .980 which has them ranked 30th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 125 double plays.
Keller has taken the hill for 288 innings and has racked up 270 K's so far in his MLB career. His ERA is 5.40 (173 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.630. He has surrendered 343 base knocks (10.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 127 free passes. Keller (11-27 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.17 and he has gone up against 1,303 hitters during his time in the major leagues.
Milwaukee has tallied 178 home runs for the year as well as 560 runs batted in. They have 186 doubles, while taking a walk 451 times and racking up 574 runs. The Milwaukee Brewers have tallied an on-base percentage of .317 as well as a team batting average of .236 on the season. The Brewers hold a team slugging % of .413 and they are recording 4.56 runs per outing (8th in the league). They have struck out on 1,126 occasions (6th in baseball) and are sitting with 995 hits.
The Brewers have a team WHIP of 1.242 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.96 as a staff so far this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.85 (1,187 strikeouts against 417 walks). They are sitting at 4th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 977. They have surrendered 148 long balls and they surrender 4.35 runs per 9 innings (17th in the league). The Milwaukee pitching staff have conceded 543 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 3.88 (484 earned runs given up).
With 145 save situations, the Brewers have earned 81 holds in addition to 21 blown saves. Milwaukee has had relief pitchers enter the game in 64 save chances and they have earned 43 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 164 times in high leverage situations and on 99 occasions with base runners. Milwaukee relievers have an inherited score percentage of 29.5% of 139 inherited runners. They are ranked 13th in baseball with a save percentage of 67.2%, and they have sent 418 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond so far this season.
The Milwaukee Brewers have turned 90 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .985 (16th in professional baseball). The Brewers have accrued 1,079 assists, 66 errors and are sitting with 3,368 putouts so far this season. In their 10,104 innings on the diamond, the Brewers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.2% (11th in the majors).
In his MLB career, Houser has conceded 383 base hits while he has earned 335 punch outs in 404 innings. Houser (21-28 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 4.01 earned run average while giving up 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 180 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.359 and a FIP of 4.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.02 and he has gone up against 1,727 batters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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