Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 8/5/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Saturday, August 5, 2023
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
American Family Field is the location where the Milwaukee Brewers (58-50) will attempt to defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates (48-58) on Saturday. The expected starting pitchers are Luis Ortiz and Corbin Burnes.
As a team, the Pittsburgh Pirates are recording 4.1 runs per game, which puts them at 24th in MLB. They have notched a total of 439 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .312. The Pirates have compiled 183 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 101 baseballs out of the stadium. They have compiled 418 runs batted in and 827 base knocks on the year, while their batting average is .236. Pittsburgh is slugging .386 and have been called out on strikes 927 times, while drawing a walk on 360 occasions.
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Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.32 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.38. Pirates pitchers have conceded 116 long balls in addition to 507 runs in total (20th in the league). Pittsburgh has given up 899 base knocks (8.7 per 9 innings) in addition to 463 earned runs. The Pirates have an ERA of 4.47 for the season (20th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 894 batters. They have walked 385 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.38 as a team this season.
The Pirates bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 70.0% and has come into the game in 90 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 162 runners on the year with 32.7% of them ended up crossing the plate. Pirates relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 105 times and also have had 103 appearances in high leverage situations. The Pirates have sent 335 relievers to the mound this year. The relief pitchers are sitting with 48 holds over the course of the season (26th in the league). They have 28 saves this season and have blown 12 out of their 40 save opportunities.
The Pirates have transformed 68.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 8,397 innings, which has them sitting at 21st in MLB. The Pittsburgh Pirates have a tally of 2,799 putouts for the season, in addition to 880 assists and 62 errors. Their fielding rate is at .983 which puts them in 26th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 89 double plays.
Ortiz has taken the ball for 69 innings and has racked up 51 K's so far in his career. Ortiz (2-5 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 5.60 while he has faced 316 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.78 (37 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.593. He has surrendered 75 hits (9.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 36 walks.
The Milwaukee Brewers have accumulated an on-base percentage of .311 in addition to a team batting average of .232 this year. They have been rung up on 974 instances (9th in the league) and have totaled 826 base hits. Milwaukee has hit 112 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 432 runs batted in. The Brewers have a team slugging % of .376 and they score 4.17 runs per game (23rd in baseball). They have 157 two-baggers, while getting a free base 381 times and racking up 450 runs.
The Brewers have a team WHIP of 1.242 in addition to having a FIP of 4.39 as a staff for the season. They rank 5th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 857. The Milwaukee pitching staff have relinquished 464 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 4.08 (434 earned runs surrendered). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 8.60 (917 strikeouts vs 331 bases on balls). They have given up 136 HR's and they surrender 4.37 runs per 9 innings (12th in the league).
Milwaukee has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 50 save chances and they have come away with 35 saves. They rank 6th in baseball holding a save rate of 70.0%, and they have dispatched 340 bullpen pitchers onto the field over the course of the season. Their relief pitchers have come in 114 times in high leverage situations in addition to 79 occasions with runners on. Milwaukee bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.8% out of their 114 inherited runners. Sitting with 119 save situations, the Brewers have compiled 68 holds and also 15 blown saves.
The Milwaukee Brewers have turned 80 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .987 (8th in pro baseball). The Brewers have 935 assists, 49 errors and have accumulated 2,870 putouts during this campaign. In their 8,610 innings played, the Brewers have a defensive efficiency of 70.9% (3rd in baseball).
Burnes (44-25 career record) holds a 3.26 earned run average and has conceded 6.9 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 4.33 and he has gone up against 2,621 hitters in his career. He has allowed 235 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.049 and having a FIP of 3.1. So far in his career, Burnes has given up 495 base knocks and he has 806 K's in 649 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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