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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers in MLB odds

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Aug 24, 12:35 PM | GrassPNC Park

Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Pittsburgh and Milwaukee on Wednesday, with the host Pirates trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Pirates will rely on Aaron Thompson to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Shaun Marcum will be his counterpart for the Brewers. Aaron Thompson is 0-0 this season, and Shaun Marcum is 11-3.

View Milwaukee vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
The Pirates - Brewers odds would favor the Brewers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Pittsburgh is rated No. 16 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Milwaukee is at No. 2 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 14 ranked National League offense (3.8 runs per game) against a Brewers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 6 in the National League at 4.1 runs allowed per game. The Pirates have been averaging 8.2 hits per game, less than the Brewers have managed so far this season (8.8 hits on average).

Defensively, Milwaukee features the National League's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.5 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the National League at home, scoring 3.6 runs per game.

Milwaukee won its last outing, a 11-4 result against the Pirates on August 23. Bettors who backed the Brewers at -133 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (15) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Milwaukee rolled to a 11-4 win against Pittsburgh on Tuesday, as Marco Estrada and the Brewers' bats led the team to victory at PNC Park.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Brewers at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games on the road
Milwaukee is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games when playing Pittsburgh
Milwaukee is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing Milwaukee
Pittsburgh is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games at home

Next up:
Milwaukee home to Chi Cubs, Friday, August 26
Pittsburgh at St. Louis, Thursday, August 25