Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Free MLB Picks

August 24, 2012


The Milwaukee Brewers and the Pittsburgh Pirates will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at PNC Park.
The Brewers will trot Michael Fiers out to the mound in this one. Righthander Fiers has a 6-6 record and a 2.93 ERA this season.
The Pirates will counter Fiers with Wandy Rodriguez. Lefthander Rodriguez has a 4.06 ERA to go along with a 7-12 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Brewers listed as 120-moneyline favorites versus the Pirates, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.
The Brewers were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Milwaukee at -220 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.
In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 4-2 loser on the road against the Padres. Bettors on San Diego at +147 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Current streak:
Milwaukee has won 3 straight games.
Pittsburgh has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Milwaukee: 57-66 SU
Pittsburgh: 67-57 SU

Milwaukee most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing San Diego are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee’s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee’s last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Milwaukee’s last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh
Milwaukee is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh’s last 9 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Pittsburgh’s last 16 games
Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Milwaukee

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Milwaukee, Saturday, August 25

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