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MLB Betting Line Favors the Milwaukee Brewers over the Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates

vs

Milwaukee Brewers
Thursday, May 15, 2014 1:10 PM ET
Miller Park

Miller Park hosts an MLB battle between the Milwaukee Brewers and the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday.

For the Milwaukee Brewers, Yovani Gallardo gets the ball, charged with keeping the Pittsburgh Pirates hitters off the base paths. He'll face Wandy Rodriguez, 0-2 on the year.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Milwaukee Brewers as -145 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Brewers to win this game 4.3-3.7. 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 (25-15) will face the 17-22 Pirates in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Milwaukee vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 18-ranked Milwaukee Brewers and the No. 24-rated Pittsburgh Pirates in this matchup.

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How Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Stats Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Milwaukee Brewers and its No. 21-rated batting order, averaging 3.97 runs per nine innings, against the No. 23 lineup of the Pittsburgh Pirates at 3.97 runs per outing.

Milwaukee owns the No. 8 defense, allowing 3.97 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's No. 16-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Brewers on May 14. Bettors who backed the Pirates at +108 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Pittsburgh got the job done in their last match in a 4-1 victory over Milwaukee on Wednesday at Miller Park behind starter Francisco Liriano.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Betting Odds Trends

Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
Pittsburgh is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Milwaukee's last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Milwaukee's last 23 games at home
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at New York, Friday, May 16th
Milwaukee at Chicago, Friday, May 16th

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