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Baseball odds preview - Milwaukee vs. Pittsburgh

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Sep 18, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Pittsburgh vs Milwaukee battle on Tuesday at PNC Park as the Pirates try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Yovani Gallardo gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Brewers on this day; he's 15-8 on the season. The Pirates, meanwhile, will counter with AJ Burnett, who will be looking to improve on his 15-7 mark.

View Milwaukee vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Brewers were listed as 110 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Pirates at No. 13 in the National League and the Brewers at No. 8 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 10-rated National League offense, averaging 4.1 runs per game, against a Brewers defense that ranks No. 13 in the National League at 4.5 in runs allowed per game. The Pirates have averaged 8.2 hits per game so far, less than Brewers batters have averaged on the year (8.9 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Pittsburgh has the National League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Brewers own the National League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.

Milwaukee won its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Mets on September 16. Bettors who backed the Brewers at -139 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Wily Peralta chucked 8 shutout innings at the Mets in their last game, striking out 5 in a 3-0 win against New York in baseball action at Miller Park.

Pittsburgh was a 3-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Cubs. They won as +101 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. Kevin Correia chucked 7 shutout innings at the Cubs in their last game, striking out 6 in a 3-0 win against Chicago in baseball action at Wrigley Field.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After playing NY Mets are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Brewers at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games on the road
Milwaukee is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Milwaukee's last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Pittsburgh's last 19 games when playing Milwaukee
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Pittsburgh is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Pittsburgh is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, September 19