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MLB betting line favors Brewers over Pirates

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Sep 19, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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

Marco Estrada gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Brewers on this day; he's 3-6 on the season. The Pirates, meanwhile, will counter with Kyle McPherson, who will be looking to improve on his 0-0 mark.

View Milwaukee vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Pirates as +115 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Pirates sit at No. 13 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Brewers sit at a National League No. 8 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Brewers rank No. 5 in the National League at 8.9 hits per game. That compares with Pittsburgh’s No. 14 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Milwaukee features the National League's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.4 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the National League at home, scoring 3.8 runs per game.

The Brewers were a 6-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Milwaukee at -121 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. Milwaukee threw a shutout at Pittsburgh in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Yovani Gallardo to defeat Pittsburgh 6-0 on Tuesday.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Brewers at Pirates trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Milwaukee's last 9 games on the road
Milwaukee is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Milwaukee
Pittsburgh is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, Thursday, September 20

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