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Ross Ohlendorf out to silence Brewers bats in MLB contest

Milwaukee BrewersPittsburgh Pirates
Aug 22, 8:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

76-52TEAM RECORD59-66

The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Milwaukee Brewers invade PNC Park on Monday.

It's a pitching duel between Ross Ohlendorf for the Pirates (0-0 on the year) and Chris Narveson for Milwaukee (8-6 so far).

View Milwaukee vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Milwaukee before the first pitch in this match will find them as 160-moneyline favorites. They will see an opening total of 8.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 16 (Pirates) and the No. 2 (Brewers) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Brewers rank No. 6 in the National League at 8.8 hits per game. That compares with Pittsburgh’s No. 13 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Milwaukee features the National League's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.4 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the National League at home, scoring 3.6 runs per game.

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.

A few Brewers at Pirates trends to consider:
Milwaukee12-0-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing Pittsburgh
Milwaukee21-3-1 SU in its last 25 games
Milwaukee8-1-1 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Milwaukee8-3-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,
Pittsburgh is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,at home
Pittsburgh is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,when playing at home against Milwaukee
Pittsburgh is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games ,when playing Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, August 23