Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Preview

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May 24, 8:10 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 Friday in baseball odds action.

AJ Burnett, with a record of 3-4 on the season, gets the ball for the Pirates, while the Brewers trot Marco Estrada to the mound in this one. He is 3-2 so far in 2013.

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Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Milwaukee sat as +105 underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 7.5, according to 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 10-rated Brewers and the league No. 5-ranked Pirates, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Milwaukee's No. 7 ranked National League offense (4.1 runs per game) against a Pirates defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 in the National League at 3.5 runs allowed per game. The Brewers have been averaging 8.9 hits per game, more than the Pirates have managed so far this season (8 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Milwaukee has the National League's No. 14-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the National League's No. 2 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Cubs at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at -131 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Pirates enjoyed a 4-2 victory at the expense of the Cubs on Thursday, with Jeanmar Gomez throwing 3 2/3 innings of 3-hit ball at PNC Park.

Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 9-2 loser as they battled the Dodgers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Dodgers at +110 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Milwaukee looks to rebound from a loss to the Dodgers, who beat them 9-2 on Wednesday behind a start from Hyun-Jin Ryu at Miller Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Pirates at Brewers trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games
Milwaukee is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Milwaukee's last 11 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, Saturday, May 25

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