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Baseball Matchup - Milwaukee Brewers Pittsburgh Pirates Odds Preview

Pittsburgh PiratesMilwaukee Brewers
Aug 13, 4:10 PM | GrassMiller Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds

56-61TEAM RECORD68-51

MLB wagering interest swings to the Milwaukee vs Pittsburgh battle on Saturday at Miller Park as the Brewers try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Milwaukee sends Marco Estrada out against Kevin Correia for the Pirates in this game. Estrada is 1-1 with a 5.18 ERA on the season, while Correia is 12-10 on the year and has a 4.81 ERA.

View Pittsburgh vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Pirates listed as underdogs of +-165 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 3-ranked Brewers and the National League No. 15-rated Pirates in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Milwaukee has the National League's No. 5-rated offensive output, at 8.9 hits per game. The Pirates average 8.2 hits per game, good for No. 13 on the National League list.

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the National League's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the National League at home, scoring 5.3 runs per game.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 7-2 loser on the road against the Brewers. Bettors on Milwaukee at -200 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Pittsburgh suffered a 7-2 loss against Milwaukee on Friday, as Paul Maholm wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Miller Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Milwaukee are 1-9
After a loss are 2-8

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Pirates at Brewers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games at home
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Milwaukee is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, Sunday, August 14