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Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds
The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Pittsburgh and Milwaukee on Tuesday, with the host Pirates trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.
The Pirates will rely on Jeff Locke to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Kyle Lohse will be his counterpart for the Brewers. Jeff Locke is 9-4 this season, and Kyle Lohse is 9-8.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Pirates as -154 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
This game matches up the No. 6 (Pirates) and the No. 10 (Brewers) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Pittsburgh's National League No. 10-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a Brewers offense rated No. 7 and scoring 4 runs per game in the league. The Pirates have averaged 8.3 hits per game to date this season, less than the Brewers hitters have managed (8.6 per nine innings).
Comparing defensive stats, Milwaukee owns the National League's No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 4.1 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.
Milwaukee won its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Reds on August 25. Bettors who backed the Brewers at +142 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Brewers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Greg Reynolds and the Reds 3-1 on Sunday at Great American Ball Park.
Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 4-0 result against the Giants on August 25. Bettors who backed the Giants at +121 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Pirates were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the San Francisco staff and losing 4-0 to the Giants on Sunday at AT&T Park.
Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 2-8
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 8-2
After playing San Francisco are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Brewers at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games
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 8 of Milwaukee's last 10 games when playing Pittsburgh
Milwaukee is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games when playing Milwaukee
Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, August 28