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Jeff Locke Pirates at Home vs Milwaukee Brewers in MLB Betting Odds Clash

The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to improve on a 5-5 record when they take on the Milwaukee Brewers, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Friday.

Pittsburgh hands the ball to starter Jeff Locke in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-0 mark on the year. Milwaukee counters with Jimmy Nelson, who will try to quiet the fans and the Pirates bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Pittsburgh Pirates as -140 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Pirates to win this game 5.8-3.4. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Pirates sport a record of 5-5 heading into this matchup, while the Milwaukee Brewers sit at 4-5 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Milwaukee injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 17 (Pittsburgh Pirates) and the No. 27 (Milwaukee Brewers) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Pittsburgh Pirates No. 18-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a Milwaukee Brewers offense rated No. 23 and scoring 3.11 runs per game. The Pirates have averaged 9.7 hits per game to date this season, more than the Brewers hitters have managed (6.67 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Milwaukee owns the No. 29-rated road mark, allowing 7 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

J Garcia shut down the Brewers in their last game, striking out 13 in a 7-0 shutout over Milwaukee in baseball action at Busch Stadium.

Pittsburgh suffered a 7-4 loss against Detroit on Thursday, as G Cole wasn't able to lead his team to victory at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • Milwaukee is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games
  • Milwaukee is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Milwaukee
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Milwaukee

Next Betting Matchups

Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, Saturday, April 16th