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MLB BASEBALL

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Monday when the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers meet at Miller Park.

Righthander Charlie Morton will take the mound for the Pirates to start this game. Morton is 6-3 this season with a 3.14 ERA.

Starting this game for the Brewers will be Tyler Thornburg. The righthander has a 0.50 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.

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 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.

Current streak:
Milwaukee has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Pittsburgh: 79-57 SU
Milwaukee: 59-77 SU

Pittsburgh most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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:
Milwaukee home to Pittsburgh, Tuesday, September 3