James McDonald, Marco Estrada take mound in Brewers vs Pirates tilt
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds
Baseball bettors look for value at Miller Park on Tuesday as host Milwaukee battles the Pittsburgh Pirates in baseball odds action.
James McDonald gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Pirates on this day; he's 2-2 on the season. The Brewers, meanwhile, will counter with Marco Estrada, who will be looking to improve on his 2-1 mark.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 5-rated Pirates taking on the National League's No. 11-rated Brewers in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Milwaukee's No. 5 ranked National League offense (4.4 runs per game) against a Pirates defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 5 in the National League at 3.8 runs allowed per game. The Brewers have been averaging 8.5 hits per game, more than the Pirates have managed so far this season (7.7 hits on average).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Milwaukee has the National League's No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the National League's No. 5 mark in runs allowed.
The Pirates were a 10-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Brewers. That made winners of bettors who got Milwaukee at -126 on the moneyline, while the total score (14) was good news for OVER bettors. Pittsburgh looks to rebound from a loss to the Brewers, who beat them 10-4 on Monday behind a start from Yovani Gallardo at Miller Park.
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Milwaukee are 1-9
After a loss are 7-3
Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
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 10 of Pittsburgh's last 13 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
Pittsburgh is 8-3 SU in its last 11 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 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, Wednesday, May 1