Brewers vs. Pirates Prediction
The Milwaukee Brewers snapped their four-game losing streak last night as they outlasted the host Pittsburgh Pirates. Can Pittsburgh rebound today and even the series at a game apiece?
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
PNC Park at 7:05PM ET
TV: ATT SportsNet-PIT
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Brewers are a -141 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Pirates are a +131 underdog, while the total is set at 9.5 runs. As of Tuesday morning, 65 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Milwaukee. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Yelich homers twice in win
Milwaukee posted a 9-7 victory Monday night at Pittsburgh to improve to 58-56 overall and 25-32 on the road. Christian Yelich had a big night offensively to pace the Brewers as he went 4-for-5 with two solo home runs. Mike Moustakas ended the night 1-for-4 with a solo homer, a walk and two runs scored. Trent Grisham finished 1-for-4 with three RBIs. Jordan Lyles picked up the win against his former team as he gave up three runs (one earned) on two hits with one strikeout and one walk over five innings. Josh Hader recorded the save as he allowed one earned run on two hits with two strikeouts and no walks over 1 1/3 innings. Chase Anderson will start tonight for Milwaukee as he enters with a 5-2 record, 3.73 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with 90 strikeouts over 94 innings.
Reyes, Reynolds homers in loss
Pittsburgh fell 9-7 at home Monday night against Milwaukee as 48-64 overall and 24-30 at home. Bryan Reynolds led the Pirates offense as he ended the game 3-for-5 with a solo home run, a double and two runs. Pablo Reyes finished 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit two-run homer. Kevin Newman went 1-for-4 with a double, a run scored and three RBIs. Dario Agrazal took the loss as he surrendered five earned runs on eight hits with one strikeout and two walks over five innings. Steven Brault gets the start tonight for Pittsburgh as he comes in with a 3-1 record, 4.15 ERA and 1.57 WHIP with 53 strikeouts over 60 2/3 innings pitched.
MLB Betting Trends
The Brewers are 1-4 in their last five road games. Milwaukee is 1-9 in its last 10 Tuesday games.
The Pirates are 3-7 in their last 10 Tuesday games. Pittsburgh is 6-21 in its last 27 games overall.
Pittsburgh has struggled immensely lately and I don't trust Brault very much to turn things around. Anderson has been pretty solid this season and I expect him to get sufficient run support. Hader might not be available, which hurts, but overall I still think the Brewers are the right play.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: MILWAUKEE BREWERS -141