Pirates vs. Brewers Prediction
The Pittsburgh Pirates have lost seven games in a row and offered no resistance last night at the NL Wild Card-leading Milwaukee Brewers. Can Pittsburgh play spoiler as big underdogs tonight?
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Miller Park at 7:10PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Brewers are a -230 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Pirates are a +210 underdog, while the total is set at 9 runs. As of Saturday afternoon, 81 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Milwaukee. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Reynolds has three-hit night
Pittsburgh lost by a score of 10-1 Friday night at Milwaukee to drop to 65-89 overall and 34-45 on the road. Bryan Reynolds led the Pirates offensively as he finished 3-for-4 with a triple. Adam Frazier ended the game 1-for-4 with a solo home run. Corban Joseph went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit single. Steven Brault took the loss as he allowed six runs (four earned) on six hits with six strikeouts and three walks over 5 1/3 innings. James Marvel gets the start tonight as he enters with an 0-2 record, 9.00 ERA and 1.67 WHIP plus four strikeouts over nine innings.
Anderson throws six shutout innings
Milwaukee strengthened its grip on the NL Wild Card lead Friday night with a 10-1 home victory over Pittsburgh. Chase Anderson earned the win as he threw six shutout innings with three hits allowed, four strikeouts and one walk. Trent Grisham helped lead the Brewers offense as he was 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit three-run triple and a run scored. Mike Moustakas went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI. Yasmani Grandal ended the contest 1-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored. Keston Hiura finished 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI. Zach Davies will start tonight for Milwaukee as he comes in with a 10-7 record, 3.70 ERA and 1.33 WHIP plus 98 strikeouts over 150 2/3 innings pitched.
MLB Betting Trends
The Pirates are 21-44 in their last 65 games overall. Pittsburgh is 0-4 in its last four road games.
The Brewers are 7-1 in their last eight home games. Milwaukee is 13-3 in its last 16 home games.
Pittsburgh's season has not exactly gone to its plan and it didn't really show a lot of care to play spoiler last night. The Pirates are beat up with injuries to some of their best players and while the Brewers have somehow managed to get red-hot with Christian Yelich out of the lineup, it shows the strength in numbers is there. Look for an efficient outing out of Davies and probably another big night out of the Milwaukee offense. In fact, go with the runline bet here.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: MILWAUKEE BREWERS RL -115