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Pittsburgh PiratesMilwaukee Brewers
May 14, 4:10 PM | GrassMiller Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds

18-20TEAM RECORD17-21

Miller Park hosts an MLB battle between the Milwaukee Brewers and the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday.

Chris Narveson will take the mound for Milwaukee, and he'll carry a 1-3 record into the contest. Jeff Karstens gets the ball for Pittsburgh; he's 1-1 so far this season.

View Pittsburgh vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-155 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Brewers, most recently No. 8 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Pirates, who rate a National League No. 16 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Milwaukee and its National League No. 11-rated batting order, averaging 4 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 14 lineup of the Pirates at 3.6 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Milwaukee has the National League's No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the National League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

The Pirates were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Brewers. That made winners of bettors who got Milwaukee at -157 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Pittsburgh looks to rebound from a loss to the Brewers, who beat them 5-2 on Friday behind a start from Yovani Gallardo at Miller Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

A few Pirates at Brewers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Pittsburgh's last 23 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
Pittsburgh is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Milwaukee is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home
Milwaukee is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, Sunday, May 15