MLB Spread Matchups: Brewers vs Pirates 7/9

MLB Spread Matchups: Brewers vs Pirates 7/9

MLB Spread Matchups: Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates 7/9

Game Summary

On July 9, the Milwaukee Brewers will host the Pittsburgh Pirates at American Family Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Brewers have been a formidable force this season, with a strong home record of 27-13. They are currently sitting at 53-38 overall, showcasing their dominance in the league. The Pirates, on the other hand, have struggled to find consistency, holding a 43-47 record. Their recent form has been shaky, especially on the road where they are 21-23. This matchup will be crucial for both teams as they aim to solidify their positions in their respective divisions.

The Brewers' offensive prowess is evident with their ranking of 5th in hits (794) and 4th in batting average (.256). Their pitching has also been commendable, with an ERA of 3.76, placing them 9th in the league. The Pirates, meanwhile, have struggled offensively, ranking 25th in hits (693) and 24th in batting average (.230). Their pitching has been slightly better, with an ERA of 3.92, ranking them 13th.

This game promises to be an exciting clash, with the Brewers looking to capitalize on their home advantage and the Pirates aiming to upset their hosts. With both teams having key players and dynamic lineups, fans can expect a thrilling encounter.

 

Odds and Betting Lines

Market Odds
Over/Under 8.5
Milwaukee Brewers Spread -1.5 (+136)
Pittsburgh Pirates Spread +1.5 (-164)
Milwaukee Brewers Moneyline -120
Pittsburgh Pirates Moneyline +100

 

Pitching Probables

Player W-L ERA Strikeouts WHIP Innings Pitched
Colin Rea (MIL) 8-2 3.34 66 1.20 94.1
Undecided (PIT) -- -- -- -- --

 

Team Previews

Milwaukee Brewers

Hitting: The Brewers' offensive lineup is led by William Contreras, who boasts a batting average of .297. Willy Adames has been their power hitter, leading the team with 13 home runs and 58 RBIs. Their overall hitting stats are impressive, with 794 hits and a team batting average of .256, ranking them 5th and 4th in the league respectively.

Relief Pitching: The Brewers' bullpen has been a strong point, with 32 saves, ranking them tied for 2nd in the league. Their overall team ERA of 3.76 is 9th in the league, showing consistency in their pitching staff.

Fielding: Defensively, the Brewers have committed 47 errors, placing them tied for 15th in the league. This solid fielding performance has been crucial in their success this season.

Starting Pitchers: Colin Rea has been a standout with an 8-2 record and a 3.34 ERA. His 66 strikeouts and 1.20 WHIP over 94.1 innings pitched have provided stability to the Brewers' starting rotation.

 

Pittsburgh Pirates

Hitting: The Pirates have struggled offensively, with Bryan Reynolds being their top performer with a batting average of .278. He also leads the team in home runs (16) and RBIs (54). Despite his efforts, the team ranks 25th in hits (693) and 24th in batting average (.230).

Relief Pitching: The Pirates' bullpen has been decent, with 23 saves, ranking 15th in the league. Their team ERA of 3.92 places them 13th, showing that their pitching has been more reliable than their hitting.

Fielding: Defensively, the Pirates have committed 47 errors, the same as the Brewers, placing them tied for 15th. This consistency in fielding will be crucial in their attempts to turn their season around.

Starting Pitchers: The Pirates have not yet decided on their starting pitcher for this game. This uncertainty in the rotation could be a factor against a strong Brewers lineup.

 

Team Injuries

Milwaukee Brewers

Player Name Position Injury Injury Status
Gary Sanchez DH Calf Expected to be out until at least Jul 9
J.B. Bukauskas RP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Jul 9

 

Pittsburgh Pirates

Player Name Position Injury Injury Status
Oneil Cruz SS Hamstring Probable for Jul 9

 

Betting Trends

  • Brewers are 5-0 in their last 5 home games.
  • Brewers are 4-1 in their last 5 games against the Pirates.
  • Pirates are 2-8 in their last 10 games on the road.
  • Under is 4-1 in Brewers' last 5 home games.
  • Over is 6-2 in Pirates' last 8 games following a loss.

 

Recent Games

Milwaukee Brewers

Opponent Score W/L
@ Los Angeles 9-2 W
@ Los Angeles 5-3 L
@ Los Angeles 8-5 L
@ Colorado 4-3 L
@ Colorado 3-0 W

 

Pittsburgh Pirates

Opponent Score W/L
vs New York 8-2 W
vs New York 3-2 L
vs New York 5-2 L
vs New York 14-2 W
vs St. Louis 3-2 L

 

Team Rankings

Category Milwaukee Brewers Pittsburgh Pirates
Hitting 5th 25th
Starting Pitching 9th 13th
Relief Pitching 2nd 15th
Fielding 15th 15th

 

Significant Betting Stats

  • Brewers are 7-3 in their last 10 games.
  • Brewers are 12-6 in their last 18 games against the Pirates.
  • Pirates are 3-7 in their last 10 games.
  • Brewers have scored at least 3 runs in 8 of their last 10 games.
  • Pirates have allowed at least 4 runs in 6 of their last 10 games.
  • Brewers' pitchers have a combined ERA of 3.76.
  • Pirates' pitchers have a combined ERA of 3.92.
  • Brewers' bullpen has 32 saves, ranking 2nd in the league.
  • Pirates' bullpen has 23 saves, ranking 15th in the league.
  • Brewers' hitters have a combined batting average of .256.

 

Weather

The weather forecast for the game at American Family Field in Milwaukee predicts sunny conditions with a temperature of 85°F. As the field is indoor, weather conditions should not affect the game.

 

Prediction

Pick: Milwaukee Brewers to cover -1.5

The Milwaukee Brewers have been dominant at home, with a stellar record of 27-13. Their recent form and overall performance this season make them favorites against the Pittsburgh Pirates, who have struggled on the road. With Colin Rea on the mound, the Brewers have a reliable starting pitcher to lead them. The Pirates' offensive struggles and uncertainty in their starting rotation further tilt the scales in favor of the Brewers. Expect the Brewers to cover the -1.5 spread in this matchup.

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