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MLB Betting Line Favors the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Milwaukee Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers host Pittsburgh on Friday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 56-71 mark against the 64-61 Pirates in MLB betting odds action at Miller Park.

Pittsburgh puts its faith in starter Ryan Vogelsong to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 2-3. Getting the ball for the Milwaukee Brewers is Matt Garza, who owns a 4-5 record on the season with a 5.27 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Milwaukee Brewers as 110 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.4-2.5 win for the Pirates. 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

The Milwaukee Brewers sport a record of 56-71 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 64-61 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Milwaukee vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Milwaukee Brewers rated this week at No. 18 and the Pittsburgh Pirates sitting at No. 6.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Milwaukee Brewers No. 24 ranked offense (4.12 runs per game) against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 16 at 4.46 runs allowed per game. The Milwaukee Brewers have been averaging 8.08 hits per game, less than the Pittsburgh Pirates have managed so far this season (8.77 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the No. 15-rated road mark, allowing 4.56 runs per game on the highway. Milwaukee, on the other hand, rates No. 17 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh won a close affair on Thursday in their last outing, defeating Milwaukee 3-2 in extra innings at Miller Park.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Milwaukee is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Milwaukee is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, Saturday, August 27th