Brewers vs. Pirates Saturday Prediction
National League Central rivals the Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates will play a double-header on Saturday at PNC Park. Will Game 1 fall under the betting total?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, July 14, 2018
12:35 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 -111 favorite. As of this writing, 68% 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' Anderson pulled in fifth inning of last start
Chase Anderson surrendered an unearned run and eight hits over 4 2/3 innings Monday against the Marlins. Anderson was in trouble at every turn tonight and was incredibly fortunate to escape without allowing an earned run. It's safe to say a better lineup would have done some real damage against him in this one. Anderson owners should thank their lucky stars that his off night came against a lesser team.
Pirates' Nova allows three runs in win over Nationals
Ivan Nova yielded three runs over 5 2/3 innings Monday in a win over the Nationals. It wasn't the cleanest outing from Nova, who surrendered eight hits -- including two homers -- but he got six runs of support from the Bucs' offense to earn his fifth win of the season. The 31-year-old right-hander struck out five and issued zero walks, and now has a 76/17 K/BB ratio in 98 innings this season. Though his 4.50 ERA leaves a lot to be desired. Up next for Nova is a tough home matchup against the Brewers
MLB Betting Trends
The Brewers are scuffling, losers of four of their last five and six of their last seven on the road.
The Pirates are 5-1 in their last six games overall and 6-2 in their last eight divisional games.
The under is 4-1 in Nova's last five starts versus the Brewers and is 3-1-1 in Anderson's last five starts against the Pirates. The under is also 10-3-1 in the last 14 meetings between these two teams in Pittsburgh and 19-7-3 in the last 29 meetings overall.
The Pick: Brewers/Pirates under 8.5