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Pirates visit Milwaukee Brewers in MLB clash

Pittsburgh PiratesMilwaukee Brewers
June 1, 8:10 PM | GrassMiller Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds

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Milwaukee will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Pittsburgh Pirates pay a visit to Miller Park.

Randy Wolf gets the call for the Milwaukee Brewers and he will try to build on a 2-4 mark. In the other dugout, Kevin Correia brings a 1-5 ledger to the game for the Pirates as he tries to quiet the Brewers bats.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Brewers as -135 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 11-ranked Brewers and the National League No. 15-rated Pirates in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Milwaukee's No. 4 ranked National League offense (4.4 runs per game) against a Pirates defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 in the National League at 3.5 runs allowed per game. The Brewers have been averaging 8.2 hits per game, more than the Pirates have managed so far this season (7 hits on average).

Milwaukee owns the National League's No. 14 defense, allowing 4.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's National League No. 2-rated defense.

Pittsburgh was a 2-1 winner in its last match at home against the Reds. They won as +107 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. Pittsburgh looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Reds, a 2-1 final on Wednesday in support of A.J. Burnett at PNC Park.

Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 6-2 winner as they battled the Dodgers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Brewers at -111 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Milwaukee got the job done in their last match in a 6-2 victory over Los Angeles on Thursday at Dodger Stadium behind starter Zack Greinke.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After playing LA Dodgers are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Pirates at Brewers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing Milwaukee
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
Milwaukee is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
Milwaukee is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games when playing Pittsburgh
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, Saturday, June 2