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MLB BASEBALL

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

The Milwaukee Brewers and the Pittsburgh Pirates will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at PNC Park.

The Brewers will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Yovani Gallardo in this game. Gallardo has a 9-9 record and a 4.61 ERA this season.

The Pirates will counter Gallardo with Gerrit Cole. Righthander Cole has a 3.81 ERA to go along with a 6-6 record this season.

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.

Team records:
Milwaukee: 58-74 SU
Pittsburgh: 77-55 SU

Milwaukee most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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