Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers Free MLB Picks

September 2, 2012


If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Sunday when the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers meet at Miller Park.
The Pirates will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander James McDonald in this game. McDonald has a 12-6 record and a 3.57 ERA this season.
The Brewers will counter McDonald with Yovani Gallardo. Righthander Gallardo has a 3.52 ERA to go along with a 14-8 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Brewers listed as 165-moneyline favorites versus the Pirates, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.
Pittsburgh was a 3-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Brewers. They lost as +123 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.
Current streak:
Pittsburgh has lost 2 straight games.
Milwaukee has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Pittsburgh: 70-62 SU
Milwaukee: 64-68 SU

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Milwaukee most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 8-2
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh’s last 11 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Pittsburgh’s last 18 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games when playing Milwaukee
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Milwaukee is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Milwaukee is 19-4 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Houston, Monday, September 3
Milwaukee at Miami, Monday, September 3

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