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Milwaukee Brewers Starter Jimmy Nelson Out to Silence Pittsburgh Pirates Bats in MLB Contest

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

Milwaukee hands the ball to starter Jimmy Nelson in this one and he'll try to improve on his 9-6 mark on the year. Pittsburgh counters with Gerrit Cole, who will try to quiet the fans and the Brewers bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Milwaukee sat as -114 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 8.5, according to MyBookie.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Brewers to win this game 4.9-3.6. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Milwaukee (62-59) will face the 58-61 Pirates in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Milwaukee vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Milwaukee Brewers at No. 27 and the Pittsburgh Pirates at No. 23 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Milwaukee Brewers and its No. 19-rated batting order, averaging 4.61 runs per nine innings, against the No. 27 line up of the Pittsburgh Pirates at 4.17 runs per outing.

Pittsburgh brings the No. 13-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Brewers's No. 12-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates endured a 3-1 loss at the hands of the Brewers on Tuesday, with I Nova throwing 6 innings of 4-hit ball at Miller Park.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Milwaukee is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Milwaukee is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • Milwaukee is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games at home
  • Milwaukee is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to St. Louis, Thursday, August 17th
Milwaukee at Colorado, Friday, August 18th