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Moneyline Favors Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB Battle with Milwaukee Brewers

Milwaukee Brewers

vs

Pittsburgh Pirates
Friday, April 17, 2015 7:05 PM ET
PNC Park

The visiting Milwaukee Brewers hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to pick up a win at PNC Park against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Pittsburgh hands the ball to starter Jeff Locke in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-0 mark on the year. Milwaukee counters with Jimmy Nelson, who will try to quiet the fans and the Pirates bats at the same time.

Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Odds and Betting Line

The moneyline was hovering in the range of -122 for the Pittsburgh Pirates in this one over at Bovada. The over under number was sitting near 8 at 5Dimes.

Computer Prediction: Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.1-2.1 result in favor of the Pirates. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Pirates sport a record of 3-6 heading into this matchup, while the Milwaukee Brewers sit at 2-7 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Milwaukee injuries news.

The Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers odds would favor the Pirates if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Pittsburgh is rated No. 15 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Milwaukee is at No. 30.

How Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Stats Match Up

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Pittsburgh Pirates No. 24-ranked scoring average of 3.22 runs per game, against a Milwaukee Brewers offense rated No. 28 and scoring 2.56 runs per game. The Pirates have averaged 6.67 hits per game to date this season, less than the Brewers hitters have managed (7.44 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Pittsburgh has the No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Brewers own the No. 26 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Milwaukee didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by John Lackey in a losing cause, 4-0, against St. Louis on Thursday.

Pittsburgh didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Alfredo Simon in a losing cause, 1-0, against Detroit on Wednesday.

Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds Trends

Milwaukee is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Milwaukee's last 25 games
Milwaukee is 4-16 SU in its last 20 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Milwaukee's last 13 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
Pittsburgh is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games at home
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, Saturday, April 18th

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