Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 8/31/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
The Milwaukee Brewers (68-59) will compete against the Pittsburgh Pirates (48-80) at American Family Field on Wednesday. The expected starting pitchers will be Zach Thompson and Freddy Peralta.
Pittsburgh is slugging .362 and have been called out on strikes 1,184 times, while drawing a walk on 366 occasions. They have tallied 429 RBI's as well as 928 hits so far this season, and their average at the plate comes in at .221. The Pirates have hit 170 two-baggers as a team and have hit 126 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned 458 runs and have an on-base percentage of .287. As a squad, the Pittsburgh Pirates are scoring 3.6 runs per game, which puts them at 28th in baseball.
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The Pirates have compiled a team earned run average of 4.72 for the season (26th in MLB), and they have rung up 978 batters. They have walked 448 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.29 as a unit for the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.18 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.43. Pirates pitchers have allowed 133 home runs and also 656 runs (27th in the league).
The Pirates relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 54.2% and has come into the game in 109 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 190 runners this year with 36.8% of them ended up crossing the plate. Pirates pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 126 times and also have had 131 appearances in high leverage situations. The Pirates have dispatched 401 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The relief pitchers have 58 holds for the season (21st in baseball). They have recorded 26 saves over the course of the season and have missed out on 22 of 48 chances to get a save.
The Pirates have turned 67.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of 10,098 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 29th in the majors. The Pittsburgh Pirates have accounted for 3,366 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,213 assists and 93 errors. Their fielding rate is at .980 which puts them in 30th in the majors, and they have twisted 125 double plays.
Thompson has pitched in 179 innings and has earned 140 strikeouts in his career. Thompson (6-17 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.65 while going up against 785 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.46 (89 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.403. He has conceded 182 hits (9.1 hits per nine innings) with 70 walks.
Milwaukee has accumulated 180 home runs over the course of the season as well as 567 RBIs. They have recorded 187 doubles, while taking a walk 456 times and scoring 581 runs. The Milwaukee Brewers hold an on-base percentage of .318 and a team batting average of .236 over the course of the season. The Brewers have a slugging percentage of .414 and they are recording 4.57 runs per game (8th in the league). They have been rung up on 1,133 occasions (6th in baseball) and have notched a total of 1,006 base knocks.
The Brewers hold a team WHIP of 1.244 in addition to having a FIP of 3.97 as a squad this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.85 (1,196 strikeouts against 420 free passes). They rank 5th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 987. They have conceded 150 home runs and they allow 4.36 runs per 9 innings (17th in MLB). The Milwaukee pitching staff have yielded 548 runs on the season while holding an ERA of 3.89 (489 earned runs yielded).
Milwaukee bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.5% out of their 139 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 165 times in high leverage situations and also on 99 occasions with runners on base. With 145 save situations, the Brewers have 81 holds in addition to 21 blown saves. They sit at 13th in MLB with a save rate of 67.2%, and they have sent 420 relief pitchers onto the diamond this season. Milwaukee has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 64 save chances and they have come away with 43 saves.
The Milwaukee Brewers have turned 90 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (16th in MLB). The Brewers have recorded 1,087 assists, 67 errors and have amassed 3,395 putouts this season. In their 10,185 innings played, the Brewers are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 70.2% (11th in professional baseball).
During his career, Peralta has allowed 287 base knocks while he has accumulated 523 punch outs in 400 innings. He has surrendered 171 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.137 and a FIP of 3.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.11 and he has faced 1,668 opposing batters so far in his MLB career. Peralta (30-16 career record) has earned a 3.84 ERA while giving up 6.5 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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