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MLB BASEBALL

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

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

The Brewers will give the ball to starter Kyle Lohse in this one. Righthander Lohse is 1-4 this season with a 3.53 ERA.

Lohse's opponent in this one will be Jeff Locke. The Pirates lefthander has a 2.95 ERA to go along with a 3-1 record this season.

Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 5-1 winner as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Brewers at +139 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Milwaukee: 16-20 SU
Pittsburgh: 21-17 SU

Milwaukee most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Milwaukee are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Milwaukee is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Milwaukee, Wednesday, May 15