MLB betting line favors Pirates over Brewers
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds
Milwaukee will try to be nasty hosts on Wednesday when the Pittsburgh Pirates pay a visit to Miller Park.
Milwaukee hands the ball to starter Wily Peralta in this one and he'll try to improve on his 8-14 mark on the year. Pittsburgh counters with Francisco Liriano, who will try to quiet the fans and the Brewers bats at the same time.
The Pirates were listed as 148 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 7-rated Pirates taking on the National League's No. 13-rated Brewers in this contest.
How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Milwaukee and its National League No. 10-rated batting order, averaging 3.9 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 9 lineup of the Pirates at 3.9 runs per outing.
Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.7 runs per game on the highway. Milwaukee, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.
Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Brewers on September 3. Bettors who backed the Pirates at -117 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Pittsburgh got the job done in their last match in a 4-3 victory over Milwaukee on Tuesday at Miller Park behind starter Gerrit Cole.
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 7-3
After playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 1-9
After a loss are 5-5
A few Pirates at Brewers trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Milwaukee's last 15 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games
Milwaukee is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh at St. Louis, Friday, September 6
Milwaukee at Chi Cubs, Friday, September 6