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Pittsburgh Pirates Face the Milwaukee Brewers Friday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

Miller Park hosts an MLB battle between the Milwaukee Brewers and the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday.

Charlie Morton, with a record of 6-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates, while the Milwaukee Brewers trot Mike Fiers to the mound in this one. He is 4-7 so far in 2015.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Pittsburgh Pirates were 102 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.8-4.3 win for the Pirates on Friday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4.8-4.3 result in favor of the Pirates today. 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 (38-52) will face the 53-35 Pirates in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Milwaukee vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Milwaukee Brewers sit at No. 2 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at No. 5 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Milwaukee Brewers No. 18-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates offense rated No. 17 and scoring 4.05 runs per game. The Brewers have averaged 8.5 hits per game to date this season, less than the Pirates hitters have managed (8.9 per nine innings).

Pittsburgh brings the No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Brewers's No. 26-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh won a close affair on Sunday in their last outing, defeating St. Louis 6-5 in extra innings at PNC Park.

The Brewers were saddled with a loss last time out in K Lohse's start, as they lost 4-3 against Los Angeles on Sunday at Dodger Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • Pittsburgh is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Milwaukee
  • Milwaukee is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
  • Milwaukee is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Milwaukee is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, Saturday, July 18th