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Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

The Pittsburgh Pirates will try to be nasty hosts on Wednesday when the Milwaukee Brewers pay a visit to PNC Park.

It's a pitching duel between Gerrit Cole for the Pittsburgh Pirates (7-7 on the year) and Zach Davies for Milwaukee Brewers (11-4 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Milwaukee Brewers listed as underdogs of 129 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.2-4.2 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Pirates sport a record of 46-48 heading into this matchup, while the Milwaukee Brewers sit at 52-44 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Milwaukee injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pittsburgh Pirates rated this week at No. 14 and the Milwaukee Brewers sitting at No. 4.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Pittsburgh Pirates No. 24-ranked scoring average of 4.2 runs per game, against a Milwaukee Brewers offense rated No. 7 and scoring 4.9 runs per game. The Pirates have averaged 8.26 hits per game to date this season, less than the Brewers hitters have managed (8.68 per nine innings).

Milwaukee brings the No. 11-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Pirates's No. 10-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Brewers were saddled with a loss last time out in Junior Guerra's start, as they lost 4-3 against Pittsburgh on Tuesday at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • Milwaukee is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Milwaukee is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games
  • Milwaukee is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, Thursday, July 20th

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