Pirates vs. Brewers Prediction
With Quinn Priester set to oppose Colin Rea in Friday night’s pitching matchup, what’s the best bet when the Brewers host the Pirates at 8:10 p.m. ET tonight at American Family Field?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
905 Pittsburgh Pirates (+142) at 906 Milwaukee Brewers (-170); o/u 9
8:10 p.m. ET, Friday, August 4, 2023
American Family Field, Milwaukee, WI
Pirates vs. Brewers Public Betting Information
As of this writing, our MLB Public Betting Page shows that 77% of bets are on the Brewers’ moneyline. That said, this page is updated frequently so make sure that you click on the link provided so that you’re getting the most updated information.
Pittsburgh Pirates DFS SPIN
Jack Suwinski picked up an RBI on Thursday as the Pirates fell to the Brewers 14-1. Suwinski’s ground out to Willy Adames brought Alfonso Rivas home in the top of the first inning, but that would be the only offense the Pirates could muster against Brewers starter Adrian Houser and two relievers. The 25-year-old’s .221 batting average is a tough roster, but with his 21 homers and 53 RBI, you’ll have to grin and bear it
Milwaukee Brewers DFS SPIN
Sal Frelick went 2-for-3 with five RBI as the Brewers destroyed the Pirates 14-1 Thursday night. Frelick missed Wednesday’s game after crashing into an outfield wall during Tuesday’s game against the Nationals but returned on Thursday and had his best game of his young career. Frelick drove in the Brewers’ first two runs with a double to left field in the first inning. He drove in three more with a 355-foot blast in the bottom of the sixth inning, giving the Brewers a monumental 11-1 lead at the time. Frelick has settled into the cleanup spot for the Brewers and should have the opportunity to drive in many runs down the stretch, especially if Christian Yelich and William Contreras keep getting on base in front of him
Pirates vs. Brewers MLB Betting Trends
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Milwaukee is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pirates vs. Brewers MLB BETTING PREDICTION
Priester is 2-1 with a 9.19 ERA and will make his fourth career start for the Pirates and after allowing seven runs in his debut on July 17, he has won his last two starts. That said, he’s also allowed nine runs in 10 1/3 innings, so it’s not as if he has pitched well. Rea, meanwhile, is 5-4 with a 4.76 ERA and will make his 20th appearance – 19th start – of the season tonight. He has settled in nicely for the Brewers but with the way the Pirates have given Priester plenty of run support in his starts, I like the over tonight in Milwaukee.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: PIRATES/BREWERS OVER 9