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Tyler Thornburg out to silence Pirates bats in MLB contest

Pittsburgh PiratesMilwaukee Brewers
Sep 2, 2:10 PM | GrassMiller Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds

79-57TEAM RECORD59-77

The Milwaukee Brewers will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Pittsburgh Pirates invade Miller Park on Monday.

For the Brewers, Tyler Thornburg gets the ball, charged with keeping the Pirates hitters off the base paths. He'll face Charlie Morton, 6-3 on the year.

View Pittsburgh vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors were 124 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 9 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 13-rated Brewers and the league No. 7-ranked Pirates, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Milwaukee owns the No. 6 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.6 per game. By contrast, the Pirates are rated No. 11 in the same category at 8.4 per game.

Milwaukee owns the National League's No. 12 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's National League No. 2-rated defense.

The Pirates were a 7-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -112 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. The Pirates endured a 7-2 loss at the hands of the Cardinals on Sunday, with Kris Johnson throwing 2 innings of 7-hit ball at PNC Park.

The Brewers were a 5-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at +102 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. Milwaukee didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-3 to Los Angeles on Sunday at Miller Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After playing LA Angels are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Pirates at Brewers trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Pittsburgh's last 18 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 13 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Milwaukee's last 18 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Milwaukee is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Milwaukee's last 13 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, Tuesday, September 3

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