Jeff Locke, Yovani Gallardo Take Mound in Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Tilt

Pittsburgh Pirates

vs

Milwaukee Brewers
Friday, August 22, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Miller Park

The Milwaukee Brewers get a visit from the Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB baseball betting action on Friday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Milwaukee Brewers will turn to Yovani Gallardo and his 8-6 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Pittsburgh Pirates send Jeff Locke (4-3) to the hill.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Pittsburgh Pirates were listed as 147 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Friday over at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.5-4.1 victory for the Brewers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Milwaukee (71-56) will face the 65-62 Pirates in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Milwaukee vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 10-rated Milwaukee Brewers and the league No. 9-ranked Pittsburgh Pirates, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Milwaukee Brewers No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.33 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates offense rated No. 12 and scoring 4.19 runs per game. The Brewers have averaged 8.61 hits per game to date this season, less than the Pirates hitters have managed (8.76 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Milwaukee has the No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the No. 18 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -116 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Pittsburgh rolled to a 3-2 win against Atlanta on Wednesday, as Gerrit Cole and the Pirates' bats led the team to victory at PNC Park.

The Brewers were a 9-5 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Blue Jays. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at +111 on the moneyline, while the total score (14) was good news for OVER bettors. The Brewers endured a 9-5 loss at the hands of the Blue Jays on Wednesday, with Jimmy Nelson throwing 5 2/3 innings of 9-hit ball at Miller Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Betting Odds Trends

Pittsburgh is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games on the road
Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Milwaukee's last 24 games
Milwaukee is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, Saturday, August 23rd

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