Pittsburgh Pirates battle vs Milwaukee Brewers highlights MLB odds menu
Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds
A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Milwaukee duelling Pittsburgh on Wednesday at PNC Park.
The Pirates will rely on Wandy Rodriguez to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Yovani Gallardo will be his counterpart for the Brewers. Wandy Rodriguez is 3-2 this season, and Yovani Gallardo is 3-2.
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Brewers listed as underdogs of +-116 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.
This game matches up the No. 5 (Pirates) and the No. 10 (Brewers) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has the National League's No. 9-rated offensive output, at 8.1 hits per game. The Brewers average 9 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the National League list.
Defensively, Milwaukee features the National League's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the National League at home, scoring 3.8 runs per game.
Milwaukee lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Pirates on May 14. Bettors who backed the Pirates at +114 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Milwaukee lost a tight one on Tuesday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 4-3 score against Pittsburgh at PNC Park.
Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 8-2
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
A few Brewers at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games on the road
Milwaukee is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing at home 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 at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games
Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, Thursday, May 16