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Pirates visit Milwaukee Brewers in MLB clash

Pittsburgh PiratesMilwaukee Brewers
Aug 14, 2:10 PM | GrassMiller Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Milwaukee and Pittsburgh on Sunday, with the host Brewers trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Pittsburgh puts its faith in starter Charlie Morton to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 9-6. Getting the ball for the Brewers is Shaun Marcum, who owns a 10-3 record on the season with a 3.62 ERA.

View Pittsburgh vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Milwaukee sat as -190 favorites. The total was set at 8.

Power Rankings:
The Brewers sit at No. 3 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pirates sit at a National League No. 15 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Pirates rank No. 14 in the National League at 8.2 hits per game. That compares with Milwaukee’s No. 6 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Milwaukee has the National League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the National League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

The Pirates were a 1-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Brewers. That made winners of bettors who got Milwaukee at -162 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors. Pittsburgh didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Marco Estrada in a losing cause, 1-0, against Milwaukee on Saturday.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 1-9
After a loss are 2-8

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Pirates at Brewers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
Pittsburgh is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games
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 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
Milwaukee is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to St. Louis, Monday, August 15
Milwaukee home to LA Dodgers, Monday, August 15