MLB betting line favors Pirates over Brewers

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May 13, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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Milwaukee pays a visit to Pittsburgh on Monday, hoping to shut down the Pirates bats in baseball action at PNC Park.

The match puts starter Marco Estrada for the Brewers on the hill facing AJ Burnett for the Pirates. Estrada brings a 2-2 mark to the game, while Burnett is 3-3 to date on the season.

View Milwaukee vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Milwaukee before the first pitch in this match found them as +-155-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 5-ranked Pirates and the National League No. 10-rated Brewers in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Pittsburgh's National League No. 9-ranked scoring average of 4.1 runs per game, against a Brewers offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.4 runs per game in the league. The Pirates have averaged 8.2 hits per game to date this season, less than the Brewers hitters have managed (9 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Pittsburgh has the National League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Brewers own the National League's No. 15 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Milwaukee was a 5-1 loser on the road against the Reds. Bettors on Cincinnati at -155 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Milwaukee suffered a 5-1 loss against Cincinnati on Sunday, as Wily Peralta wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Great American Ball Park.

The Pirates were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Mets. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +185 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Pirates enjoyed a 3-2 victory at the expense of the Mets on Sunday, with Jeanmar Gomez throwing 5 innings of 2-hit ball at Citi Field.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Brewers at Pirates trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Pittsburgh
Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Pittsburgh's last 17 games

Next up:
Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, May 14

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