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Yovani Gallardo, Gerrit Cole take mound in Pirates vs Brewers tilt

Milwaukee BrewersPittsburgh Pirates
Aug 29, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

58-74TEAM RECORD77-55

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Pittsburgh and Milwaukee on Thursday, with the host Pirates trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Milwaukee puts its faith in starter Yovani Gallardo to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 9-9. Getting the ball for the Pirates is Gerrit Cole, who owns a 6-6 record on the season with a 3.81 ERA.

View Milwaukee vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Pirates as -171 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.5 at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 6-ranked Pirates and the National League No. 10-rated Brewers in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 9 ranked National League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Brewers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 in the National League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Pirates have been averaging 8.4 hits per game, less than the Brewers have managed so far this season (8.7 hits on average).

Milwaukee brings the National League's No. 12-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Pirates' league No. 2-ranked defense.

The Brewers were a 7-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -148 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors. Milwaukee suffered a 7-1 loss against Pittsburgh on Wednesday, as Tom Gorzelanny wasn't able to lead his team to victory at PNC Park.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing LA Angels are 4-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 0-10
After a loss are 8-2

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Brewers at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Milwaukee's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Milwaukee's last 14 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 14 games when playing at home against Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee home to LA Angels, Friday, August 30
Pittsburgh home to St. Louis, Friday, August 30