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Yovani Gallardo out to silence Pirates bats in MLB contest

Pittsburgh PiratesMilwaukee Brewers
May 26, 2:10 PM | GrassMiller Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds

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

Milwaukee hands the ball to starter Yovani Gallardo in this one and he'll try to improve on his 3-4 mark on the year. Pittsburgh counters with Wandy Rodriguez, who will try to quiet the fans and the Brewers bats at the same time.

View Pittsburgh vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors were +-137 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Brewers sit at No. 10 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pirates sit at a National League No. 5 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Milwaukee's No. 9-rated National League offense, averaging 4 runs per game, against a Pirates defense that ranks No. 1 in the National League at 3.4 in runs allowed per game. The Brewers have averaged 8.7 hits per game so far, more than Pirates batters have averaged on the year (8 hits per game).

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the National League's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.1 runs per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the National League at home, scoring 4.4 runs per game.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 5-2 winner on the road against the Brewers. Bettors on Pittsburgh at +111 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Pirates grabbed a win last time out, defeating Michael Fiers and the Brewers 5-2 on Saturday at Miller Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 8-2
After playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Pirates at Brewers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games at home
Milwaukee is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Detroit, Monday, May 27
Milwaukee home to Minnesota, Monday, May 27