Pirates at Brewers Saturday Prediction
The Pirates and Brewers will meet again at Miller Park on Saturday afternoon when Jordan Lyles opposes Zach Davies in the pitching matchup.
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, June 8, 2019
4:10 p.m. ET, Miller Park, Milwaukee, WI
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 69% of the betting tickets are on the Mets to beat the Rockies on the moneyline.
Pittsburgh Pirates Fantasy Spin
Jordan Lyles was charged with four runs over six innings in a loss to the Brewers on Sunday. Lyles surrendered eight hits, including a two-run homer to Eric Thames in the third inning. He struck out five batters and only issued one walk. He also pounded the strike zone relentlessly, throwing 74 of 109 pitches for strikes. It was a solid performance, especially considering the explosive capabilities of the Brewers’ loaded lineup, which came into this one averaging nearly five runs per-game this season. The 28-year-old righty has been remarkably consistent, allowing four earned runs or more in just three of his 11 starts, and needs to be owned in all fantasy leagues. He’ll carry a 3.38 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 61/20 K/BB ratio into a rematch against the Brewers in Milwaukee on Saturday.
Milwaukee Brewers Fantasy Spin
Zach Davies allowed two runs over eight-plus innings in a win over the Pirates on Sunday. Davis coughed up eight hits, but managed to avoid major damage. A sacrifice fly from Kevin Newman in the third inning and an RBI ground out by Josh Bell in the fourth accounted for all of the damage against him in this one. He was extremely efficient, needing only 104 pitches (63 strikes) to complete eight frames. He was lifted after surrendering a lead off double to Colin Moran in the ninth. With the victory, Davies improves to 6-0 with a 2.20 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 45/20 K/BB ratio across 12 starts. He’s slated for a rematch against the Pirates at home on Saturday.
MLB Betting Trends
The Pirates are 8-3 in Lyles’ last 11 starts.
The Brewers are 5-2 in Davies’ last seven starts.
The Pirates are now just 1-5 in their last six games versus the Brewers and 30-74 in their last 104 meetings at Miller Park. They’ve also dropped six of their last eight games versus National League Central opponents while the Brewers have won five of their last six against the division. Milwaukee has won 19 of Davies’ last 26 home starts versus an opponent with a losing record as well, and is 5-1 in his last six outings at Miller Park.
The Pick: Milwaukee Brewers -156