Milwaukee sends Michael Fiers vs Jeff Locke in Brewers vs Pirates game
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds
The Milwaukee Brewers battle the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday in MLB betting action at Miller Park.
The Brewers will rely on Michael Fiers to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jeff Locke will be his counterpart for the Pirates. Michael Fiers is 0-1 this season, and Jeff Locke is 4-1.
Milwaukee was a -130 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.
The Brewers - Pirates odds would favor the Pirates if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Milwaukee is rated No. 10 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 5 in the National League.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Milwaukee's No. 7-rated National League offense, averaging 4.1 runs per game, against a Pirates defense that ranks No. 2 in the National League at 3.4 in runs allowed per game. The Brewers have averaged 8.8 hits per game so far, more than Pirates batters have averaged on the year (8 hits per game).
Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. Milwaukee, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Brewers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Brewers at -104 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Pirates endured a 2-1 loss at the hands of the Brewers on Friday, with A.J. Burnett throwing 7 innings of 3-hit ball at Miller Park.
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
A few Pirates at Brewers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 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 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Milwaukee is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, Sunday, May 26