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Milwaukee Brewers take on Pirates in baseball test

Milwaukee BrewersPittsburgh Pirates
Aug 26, 1:35 PM | GrassPNC Park

Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

58-67TEAM RECORD68-58

Pittsburgh will try to be nasty hosts on Sunday when the Milwaukee Brewers pay a visit to PNC Park.

For the Pirates, Erik Bedard gets the ball, charged with keeping the Brewers hitters off the base paths. He'll face Mark Rogers, 1-1 on the year.

View Milwaukee vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Pirates in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -130 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 13 (Pirates) and the No. 11 (Brewers) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Pittsburgh owns the No. 12 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.2 per game. By contrast, the Brewers are rated No. 8 in the same category at 8.6 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. 14 mark in runs allowed.

Milwaukee lost its last outing, a 4-0 result against the Pirates on August 25. Bettors who backed the Pirates at -125 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Jeffrey Karstens shut down the Brewers in their last game, striking out 4 in a 4-0 shutout over Milwaukee in baseball action at PNC Park.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 7-3
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

A few Brewers at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games on the road
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Milwaukee's last 15 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 15 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Pittsburgh's last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing at home against Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee at Chi Cubs, Monday, August 27
Pittsburgh home to St. Louis, Monday, August 27