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Moneyline Favors Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB Battle with Milwaukee Brewers

The Pittsburgh Pirates get a visit from the Milwaukee Brewers in MLB baseball betting action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Jimmy Nelson, with a record of 7-13 on the season, gets the ball for the Milwaukee Brewers, while the Pittsburgh Pirates trot Ivan Nova to the mound in this one. He is 11-6 so far in 2016.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Milwaukee Brewers were 155 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Pirates to win this game 4.9-2.6. 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 67-65 heading into this matchup, while the Milwaukee Brewers sit at 58-76 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Milwaukee injuries news.

This game puts the Pittsburgh Pirates, most recently No. 7 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Milwaukee Brewers, who rate a No. 26 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh Pirates No. 15 ranked offense (4.49 runs per game) against a Milwaukee Brewers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 21 at 4.67 runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have been averaging 8.75 hits per game, more than the Milwaukee Brewers have managed so far this season (7.98 hits on average).

Defensively, Milwaukee features the No. 25-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.05 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 at home, scoring 4.54 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Junior Guerra silenced the Pirates bats in a 1-0 victory last time out versus Pittsburgh at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • Milwaukee is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Milwaukee is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
  • Milwaukee is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, Sunday, September 4th