Milwaukee Brewers take on Pirates in baseball test
Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds
The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Milwaukee Brewers invade PNC Park on Friday.
Alfredo Figaro gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Brewers on this day; he's 1-2 on the season. The Pirates, meanwhile, will counter with Gerrit Cole, who will be looking to improve on his 3-0 mark.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Pirates as -185 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 11-rated Brewers taking on the National League's No. 6-rated Pirates in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has the National League's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 8.1 hits per game. The Brewers average 8.9 hits per game, good for No. 5 on the National League list.
Defensively, Milwaukee features the National League's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.4 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the National League at home, scoring 3.8 runs per game.
Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 7-2 loser as they battled the Cubs at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at +102 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Brewers endured a 7-2 loss at the hands of the Cubs on Thursday, with Wily Peralta throwing 5 innings of 8-hit ball at Miller Park.
Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Mariners on June 26. Bettors who backed the Pirates at +161 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Pirates grabbed a win last time out, defeating Felix Hernandez and the Mariners 4-2 on Wednesday at Safeco Field.
Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After playing Seattle are 1-8
After a win are 6-4
A few Brewers at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Milwaukee's last 9 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing Milwaukee
Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, Saturday, June 29