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MLB BASEBALL

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

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

The Brewers will give the ball to starter Marco Estrada in this one. Righthander Estrada is 2-2 this season with a 6.05 ERA.

Estrada's opponent in this one will be AJ Burnett. The Pirates righthander has a 2.57 ERA to go along with a 3-3 record this season.

In their last action, Milwaukee was a 5-1 loser on the road against the Reds. Bettors on Cincinnati at -155 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

The Pirates were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Mets. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +185 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
Milwaukee has lost 4 straight games.
Pittsburgh has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Milwaukee: 15-20 SU
Pittsburgh: 21-16 SU

Milwaukee most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Pittsburgh
Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Pittsburgh's last 17 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Milwaukee, Tuesday, May 14