Brewers vs. Pirates Monday Prediction
National League Central rivals meet at PNC Park on Monday night when the Pittsburgh Pirates host the Milwaukee Brewers at 7:05 p.m. ET. Will the Brewers take Game 1 of the series?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, June 18, 2018
7:05 p.m. ET, PNC Park
TV: MIL (FSWI); PIT (ATTP)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Brewers as a -123 favorite. As of this writing, 67% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Brewers to beat the Pirates on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Brewers' Chacin quiets Cubs over six scoreless innings in last start
Jhoulys Chacin limited the Cubs to four hits over six scoreless innings Wednesday in the Brewers’ 1-0 victory. Chacin fanned seven and walked three over 100 pitches. The only real jam he encountered came when Kyle Schwarber and Javier Baez started a two-out rally with back-to-back singles in the fourth inning. Chacin got out of it though, inducing a Chris Gimenez fly-out to end the inning. The right-hander sports an impressive 3.31 ERA this year, though his 2.0 K/BB ratio is obviously not what fantasy owners are looking for. The 30-year-old will take a 13-start unbeaten streak into his next outing Monday at Pittsburgh.
Pirates' Williams done in by own defense in last start vs. D-Backs
Trevor Williams allowed eight runs - three earned - and six hits with two walks and two strikeouts over just three innings in a loss Tuesday in Arizona. Williams threw 51 of his 80 pitches, and wasn't cruising along by any stretch. But he certainly was hurt by three errors, including his own throwing error. Williams hasn't won in five outings since May 15, and he hasn't picked up a road victory dating back to April 12. He'll look to get back on track Monday against Milwaukee, kicking off a two-start week.
MLB Betting Trends
The Brewers are just 2-5 in their last seven games against the Pirates when the game is played at PNC Park.
The under is 8-1-1 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams in Pittsburgh and is 25-8-3 in the last 36 meetings overall.
The Brewers have been a machine when Chacin is on the mound, winning 10 of his last 11 starts overall and posting a 5-1 record in his last six road outings. They're also 8-1 in his last nine starts coming off four days of rest an d are a perfect 5-0 in his last five starts when faces a team with a losing record. On the other side, the Pirates are just 1-4 in Williams' last five starts and have dropped 13 of his last 18 outings coming off a team loss in their previous game.
The Pick: Milwaukee Brewers -130