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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Betting Preview

Milwaukee BrewersPittsburgh Pirates
Aug 22, 5:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

76-52TEAM RECORD59-66

The Pirates get a visit from the Milwaukee Brewers in baseball action on Monday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The match puts starter Zack Greinke for the Brewers on the hill facing Jeff Karstens for the Pirates. Greinke brings a 12-4 mark to the game, while Karstens is 8-5 to date on the season.

View Milwaukee vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Pirates in this one will find them as +105 underdogs on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Pirates, most recently No. 16 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Brewers, who rate a National League No. 2 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Pittsburgh and its National League No. 13-rated batting order, averaging 3.8 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 7 lineup of the Brewers at 4.4 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Milwaukee owns the National League's No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 4.4 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

The Brewers were a 6-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Mets. That made winners of bettors who got Milwaukee at -127 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors. Milwaukee looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Mets, a 6-2 final on Sunday in support of Yovani Gallardo at Citi Field.

Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Reds on August 21. Bettors who backed the Reds at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Pittsburgh looks to rebound from a loss to the Reds, who beat them 5-4 on Sunday behind a start from Mike Leake at PNC Park.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 8-2
After playing NY Mets are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 1-9
After playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Brewers at Pirates trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Milwaukee is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Milwaukee is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Pittsburgh is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, Monday, August 22