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Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB odds

Pittsburgh PiratesMilwaukee Brewers
June 2, 7:10 PM | GrassMiller Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to grab a road win when they take on the Brewers in Milwaukee at Miller Park on Saturday in baseball odds action.

Erik Bedard, with a record of 3-5 on the season, gets the ball for the Pirates, while the Brewers trot Shaun Marcum to the mound in this one. He is 3-3 so far in 2012.

View Pittsburgh vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Pittsburgh before the first pitch in this match will find them as +-160-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 7.5.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Brewers, most recently No. 11 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Pirates, who rate a National League No. 15 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Milwaukee's National League No. 5-ranked scoring average of 4.3 runs per game, against a Pirates offense rated No. 16 and scoring 3 runs per game in the league. The Brewers have averaged 8.2 hits per game to date this season, more than the Pirates hitters have managed (7.1 per nine innings).

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the National League's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the National League at home, scoring 5 runs per game.

Pittsburgh won its last outing, an 8-2 result against the Brewers on June 1. Bettors who backed the Pirates at +142 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Pittsburgh got the job done in their last match in an 8-2 victory over Milwaukee on Friday at Miller Park behind starter Kevin Correia.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 8-2
After playing Pittsburgh are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

A few Pirates at Brewers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing Milwaukee
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
Milwaukee is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, Sunday, June 3

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