Brewers vs. Pirates Prediction
The host Pittsburgh Pirates powered past the Milwaukee Brewers last night and will look for a similar result this afternoon. Can Pittsburgh keep the momentum rolling today?
Saturday, June 1, 2019
PNC Park at 4:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Brewers are a -177 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Pirates are a +167 underdog, while the total is set at 9 runs. As of Saturday morning, 79 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Milwaukee. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Hiura has three-hit night
Milwaukee lost by a score of 9-4 Friday night at Pittsburgh to drop to 32-26 overall and 14-15 on the road. Keston Hiura paced the Brewers offense as he finished 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs. Jesus Aguilar went 1-for-3 with a solo home run plus a walk. Mike Moustakas finished 1-for-4 plus a run scored. Jhoulys Chacin suffered the loss as he allowed seven earned runs on six hits with two strikeouts and four walks over 2 2/3 innings. Brandon Woodruff will start today for Milwaukee as he enters with a 7-1 record, 3.22 ERA and 1.09 WHIP with 75 strikeouts over 64 1/3 innings.
Pirates roll to home win
Pittsburgh picked up a 9-4 home victory Friday night over Milwaukee to improve to 28-28 overall and 11-15 at home. Starling Marte helped pace the Pirates offense as he went 3-for-5 with three runs and an RBI. Kevin Newman finished 2-for-5 with a run and two RBI. Colin Moran was 2-for-4 with a walk, a run and two RBIs. Josh Bell ended the night 2-for-5 with an RBI. Bryan Reynolds went 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs. Chris Archer picked up the win as he allowed four earned runs on five hits with seven strikeouts and two walks over seven innings. Nick Kingham will start tonight for Pittsburgh as he comes in with a 1-1 record, 8.28 ERA and 1.94 WHIP with 28 strikeouts over 29 1/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Brewers are 5-1 in their last six during game three of a series. Milwaukee is 13-3 in the last 16 Woodruff starts.
The Pirates are 1-4 in their last five home games. Pittsburgh is 2-6 in the last eight Kingham starts.
Woodruff has really come into his own as a starting pitcher over the last month-plus and is coming off a fantastic start against the Phillies. This will be a reasonably tough test, but if he can navigate around the likes of Bell and Marte he should be in good shape. Meanwhile, Kingham has had a rough go of it much of his time at the MLB level. Taking Milwaukee seems like the only right choice here.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: PITTSBURGH PIRATES -177