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Pittsburgh Sends Edinson Volquez vs Yovani Gallardo in Milwaukee Brewers vs Pirates Game

Milwaukee Brewers


Pittsburgh Pirates
Thursday, April 17, 2014 7:05 PM ET
PNC Park

The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Milwaukee Brewers invade PNC Park on Thursday.

For the Pittsburgh Pirates, Edinson Volquez gets the ball, charged with keeping the Milwaukee Brewers hitters off the base paths. He'll face Yovani Gallardo, 2-0 on the year.

Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Pittsburgh Pirates were listed as -105 moneyline earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 7 earlier at TopBet.

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Computer Prediction: Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.2-3.4 win for the Brewers on Thursday. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

7-8 Pittsburgh battles the Brewers, currently with a 11-4 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Milwaukee injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 11 (Pittsburgh Pirates) and the No. 2 (Milwaukee Brewers) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh Pirates No. 21 ranked offense (3.8 runs per game) against a Milwaukee Brewers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 at 2.67 runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have been averaging 7.53 hits per game, less than the Milwaukee Brewers have managed so far this season (8.67 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Pittsburgh has the No. 16-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Brewers own the No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Milwaukee was a 5-1 winner in its last match at home against the Cardinals. They won as -109 favorites, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Brewers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Joe Kelly and the Cardinals 5-1 on Wednesday at Miller Park.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 4-0 loser on the road against the Reds. Bettors on Cincinnati at -109 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Pirates were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Cincinnati staff and losing 4-0 to the Reds on Wednesday at Great American Ball Park.

Next Betting Matchups

Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, Friday, April 18th