Brewers Vs Pirates: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 4, 2022

Written By Staff on August 4, 2022

Brandon Woodruff will try to pick up his 10th victory of the season when the Milwaukee Brewers (57-47) visit the Pittsburgh Pirates (41-62) on Thursday at 12:35 PM ET. Milwaukee’s (-253 to win) Woodruff starts against Pittsburgh’s (+211) Zach Thompson.

The betting insights in what follows reference odds valid as of August 4, 2022 at 11:24 AM ET.

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Brewers vs Pirates Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Woodruff (MIL) Pitcher Thompson (PIT)
9 – 3 W/L 3 – 8
78.2 IP 81.1
3.55 ERA 5.09
1.144 WHIP 1.475
11.6 K/9 6.1
2.7 BB/9 3.5

Brewers Probable Starter Brandon Woodruff

  • Woodruff (9-3) is looking for his 10th victory when he takes the mound for the Brewers in his 16th start of the season. He’s put together a 3.55 ERA in 78 2/3 innings pitched, with 101 strikeouts.
  • In his last time out on Friday against the Boston Red Sox, the righty tossed 6 2/3 innings, giving up one earned run while surrendering four hits.
  • The 29-year-old has put up an ERA of 3.55, with 11.6 strikeouts per nine innings, in 15 games this season. Opponents are hitting .221 against him.
  • Woodruff is trying to secure his third quality start in a row in this outing.
  • The opposing Pirates offense has the 28th-ranked slugging percentage (.364) and is 17th in MLB play with 105 home runs. It has a collective .219 batting average, and is 29th in MLB with 748 total hits and 28th in MLB action scoring 375 runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 4, 2022 at 11:24 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Pirates Stats vs Woodruff

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Kevin Newman 24 .333 8 1 2 .333 .833
Bryan Reynolds 14 .071 1 0 1 .188 .331
Ke’Bryan Hayes 14 .214 3 0 0 .267 .481
Ben Gamel 11 .182 2 1 2 .182 .727
Josh VanMeter 6 .000 0 0 0 .143 .143
Oneil Cruz 4 .250 1 0 1 .400 .900
Bligh Madris 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Michael Chavis 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Tucupita Marcano 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Pirates Probable Starter Zach Thompson

  • Thompson (3-8) will take the mound for the Pirates, his 18th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up seven earned runs and allowed 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings pitched against the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday.
  • The 28-year-old has pitched in 18 games this season with an ERA of 5.09, a 1.719 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.475.
  • In 17 starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in two of them.
  • The Brewers are batting .241 this season, 17th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .418 (sixth in the league) with 143 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 4, 2022 at 11:24 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Brewers Stats vs Thompson

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Andrew McCutchen 10 .200 2 0 2 .250 .450
Rowdy Tellez 7 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Willy Adames 7 .571 4 0 0 .625 1.196
Christian Yelich 6 .500 3 1 4 .625 1.958
Kolten Wong 5 .200 1 0 1 .286 .486
Omar Narváez 4 .500 2 1 2 .667 1.917
Luis Urías 4 .500 2 1 1 .500 1.750
Victor Caratini 4 .250 1 0 1 .250 .500
Hunter Renfroe 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Keston Hiura 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000

Brewers Betting Trends

  • The Brewers have won 47 of the 82 games they were favored on the moneyline this season (57.3%).
  • Milwaukee is 4-4 (winning 50% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -253 or shorter.
  • The Brewers have an implied moneyline win probability of 71.7% in this game.
  • Milwaukee has played in 104 games with set over/under, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 53 times (53-47-4).
  • The Brewers have collected a 46-58-0 record against the spread this season (covering 44.2% of the time).
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Pirates Betting Trends

  • This season, the Pirates have won 33 out of the 88 games, or 37.5%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • This season, Pittsburgh has won five of its seven games when they’re the underdog by at least +211 on the moneyline.
  • The bookmakers’ moneyline implies a 32.2% chance of a victory for the Pirates.
  • Games involving Pittsburgh have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 43 of 104 chances this season.
  • The Pirates are 55-49-0 against the spread this season.

Brewers Players to Watch

  • Rowdy Tellez has accumulated 83 hits, a team-best for the Brewers. He’s hitting .239 with 20 doubles, 21 home runs and 37 walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB play, Tellez ranks 113th in batting average, 90th in on-base percentage, and 28th in slugging.
  • Tellez brings a two-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .438 with two doubles, a home run, four walks and four RBI.
  • Christian Yelich’s .364 OBP and .395 slugging percentage both pace his team, and he has 17 doubles, four triples, eight home runs and 57 walks while hitting .263.
  • Yelich ranks 58th in batting average, 25th in on base percentage, and 104th in slugging in MLB.
  • Yelich has hit safely in 12 straight games. In his last 10 games he is hitting .366 with four doubles, a triple, nine walks and four RBI.
  • Willy Adames is batting .225 with 17 doubles, 21 home runs and 31 walks.
  • Adames brings a three-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .348 with three doubles, a home run and seven RBI.
  • Andrew McCutchen is batting .256 with 19 doubles, 10 home runs and 33 walks.

Brewers Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Christian Yelich 372 .263 68 8 35 .364 .759
Andrew McCutchen 351 .256 46 10 46 .323 .719
Rowdy Tellez 347 .239 42 21 68 .321 .799
Willy Adames 325 .225 55 21 61 .292 .763
Kolten Wong 276 .257 47 8 27 .339 .770
Luis Urías 270 .230 36 12 38 .321 .717
Hunter Renfroe 264 .246 35 19 43 .299 .807
Tyrone Taylor 250 .228 27 11 36 .278 .706
Omar Narváez 190 .237 17 4 18 .324 .687
Victor Caratini 148 .230 20 7 20 .350 .755

Pirates Players to Watch

  • Bryan Reynolds leads Pittsburgh in OBP (.337) and total hits (82) this season.
  • Reynolds ranks 74th in batting average, 59th in on-base percentage and 48th in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters in the majors.
  • Ke’Bryan Hayes has an OPS of .673, fueled by an OBP of .321 and a team-best slugging percentage of .352 this season.
  • Hayes is currently 95th in batting average, 90th in on-base percentage and 135th in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters.
  • Michael Chavis has 66 hits this season and has a slash line of .245/.282/.413.
  • Ben Gamel has been key for Pittsburgh with 51 hits, an OBP of .328 plus a slugging percentage of .359.

Pirates Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ke’Bryan Hayes 361 .247 41 5 32 .321 .673
Bryan Reynolds 322 .255 43 16 33 .337 .794
Michael Chavis 269 .245 25 10 33 .282 .695
Ben Gamel 220 .232 28 4 23 .328 .687
Josh VanMeter 152 .184 15 3 12 .267 .563
Oneil Cruz 133 .218 20 8 27 .255 .706
Kevin Newman 129 .279 12 0 14 .326 .729
Cal Mitchell 125 .216 12 4 12 .256 .616
Tyler Heineman 112 .205 13 0 7 .252 .502
Tucupita Marcano 74 .257 10 2 6 .304 .709

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