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Sep 27, 8:10 PM | GrassMiller Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds

72-88TEAM RECORD94-66

The Milwaukee Brewers battle the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday in MLB betting action at Miller Park.

The Brewers will rely on Randy Wolf to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Ross Ohlendorf will be his counterpart for the Pirates. Randy Wolf is 13-10 this season, and Ross Ohlendorf is 1-3.

View Pittsburgh vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Pirates were listed as +-201 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Brewers - Pirates odds would favor the Brewers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Milwaukee is rated No. 2 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 16 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Milwaukee's No. 6 ranked National League offense (4.4 runs per game) against a Pirates defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 in the National League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Brewers have been averaging 8.8 hits per game, more than the Pirates have managed so far this season (8.2 hits on average).

Milwaukee owns the National League's No. 6 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's National League No. 11-rated defense.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 9-8 winner as they battled the Brewers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at +167 were rewarded, while the 17 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Pittsburgh got the job done in their last match in a 9-8 victory over Milwaukee on Monday at Miller Park behind starter Charlie Morton.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 2-8
After playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After a win are 2-8

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

A few Pirates at Brewers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
Milwaukee is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Milwaukee is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Milwaukee is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, Wednesday, September 28