Brewers vs. Pirates Thursday Prediction
National League Central rivals meet at PNC Park on Thursday night when the Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers play at 7:05 p.m. ET. Is the under a safe play for bettors?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, July 12, 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 Pirates as a -130 favorite. As of this writing, 58% 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' Miley set to return to the mound Thursday night
Wade Miley (oblique) is expected to rejoin the Brewers' rotation this week He appears to be lined up for Thursday's start in Pittsburgh. Miley hasn't given up a run over his last two rehab outings, although he hasn't gone beyond 4 1/3 innings in either start. He'll be tough to trust for fantasy purposes.
Pirates' Taillon trips up late in loss to Phillies
Jameson Taillon allowed three runs on five hits over 6 2/3 innings in Saturday's loss to the Phillies. Taillon was cradling a 2-0 lead when he trotted out to the mound for the seventh inning, but that slight advantage would not hold. In the frame, Nick Williams and Scott Kingery knocked him for an RBI triple and an RBI single, respectively, to tie up the game. The third run on his line scored inherited courtesy of the bullpen after Taillon had been relieved of duty with two outs in the inning. He struck out six without walking a batter in the contest. The 26-year-old right-hander will bring a 4.05 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 93/28 K/BB ratio (100 innings) into a home showdown with the Brewers in his next scheduled outing.
MLB Betting Trends
The Brewers are 7-3 in their last 10 games overall but just 1-4 in their last five road games.
The Pirates are just 1-4 in Taillon's last five starts versus the Brewers.
The under is 12-3-1 in the last 16 games between these two teams at PNC Park and is 19-5-3 in the last 27 meetings between these two teams overall. The under is also 5-0 in Taillon's last five starts versus the Brewers and 5-0 in his last five home outings against Milwaukee. Finally, the under is a perfect 5-0 in the Pirates' last five games and 5-0 in their last five home games.
The Pick: Brewers/Pirates under 8.5