Milwaukee favored by -133 against Pittsburgh on Monday
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds
The Milwaukee Brewers host Pittsburgh on Monday, looking to build on their 12-11 mark against the 15-10 Pirates in MLB betting action at Miller Park.
It's a pitching duel between Yovani Gallardo for the Brewers (2-1 on the year) and Wandy Rodriguez for Pittsburgh (2-0 so far).
The visitors were +-133 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 11-rated Brewers and the league No. 5-ranked Pirates, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Milwaukee's National League No. 8-ranked scoring average of 4.2 runs per game, against a Pirates offense rated No. 9 and scoring 3.9 runs per game in the league. The Brewers have averaged 8.3 hits per game to date this season, more than the Pirates hitters have managed (7.8 per nine innings).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Milwaukee has the National League's No. 12-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 9-0 winner as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at +180 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Jeff Locke silenced the Cardinals bats in a 9-0 victory last time out versus St. Louis at Busch Stadium.
In their last action, Milwaukee was a 2-0 loser on the road against the Dodgers. Bettors on Los Angeles at -168 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Milwaukee didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Clayton Kershaw in a losing cause, 2-0, against Los Angeles on Sunday.
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
A few Pirates at Brewers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Milwaukee is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, Tuesday, April 30