Hiram Burgos out to silence Pirates bats in MLB contest
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds
The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to grab a road win when they take on the Brewers in Milwaukee at Miller Park on Wednesday in baseball odds action.
Pittsburgh puts its faith in starter Jeanmar Gomez to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-0. Getting the ball for the Brewers is Hiram Burgos, who owns a 1-0 record on the season with a 3.27 ERA.
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Pirates listed as underdogs of +-152 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, check for updates at 5Dimes.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Brewers at No. 11 in the National League and the Pirates at No. 5 in the National League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Milwaukee's No. 3-rated National League offense, averaging 4.7 runs per game, against a Pirates defense that ranks No. 5 in the National League at 4.1 in runs allowed per game. The Brewers have averaged 8.7 hits per game so far, more than Pirates batters have averaged on the year (8 hits per game).
Defensively, Pittsburgh features the National League's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.8 runs per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the National League at home, scoring 5.6 runs per game.
In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 12-8 loser on the road against the Brewers. Bettors on Milwaukee at -144 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (20) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Pirates were saddled with a loss last time out in James McDonald's start, as they lost 12-8 against Milwaukee on Tuesday at Miller Park.
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Milwaukee are 1-9
After a loss are 6-4
Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 8-2
After a win are 8-2
A few Pirates at Brewers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
Pittsburgh is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Milwaukee is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
Pittsburgh home to Washington, Friday, May 3
Milwaukee home to St. Louis, Thursday, May 2