Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Betting Tips and Preview

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Our Tips

  • MIL BREW To win - 21/20
  • Under 9.0 runs – 20/23

Odds available at Bet365.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers MLB Preview

The Brewers are one of the surprise packages of the MLB this season – nobody would have expected them to be top of the National League Central ahead of World Series Champions the Chicago Cubs. Milwaukee travel to Pittsburgh to take on fellow NLC team the Pirates in the first of an epic four game series.

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers open up a four game series on Monday in a contest between 1st and 4th in the National League Central. The away side are looking to continue what’s been a fairytale campaign for manager Craig Counsell. Games have been tight historically between the teams in our analysis, however, making our potential betting tips all the more interesting.

Key Players to Watch

24-year-old Chad Kuhl will be the starting pitcher for the Pirates on Monday and he has gone 3-6 in 18 starts this year with a 4.96 ERA. MIL’s Travis Shaw will be on a high after his late home run sank the Phillies at the weekend. Shaw has batted in 66 runs this year.

Both Teams Recent Form

The visitors have been in rip-roaring form, going 8-1 in their last 9 games, outscoring their opponents 58-25 in total along the way and that sequence is worth scrutinising before making our Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers betting pick. The Buccos are an encouraging 4-1 at the moment, but they have averaged just 4.10 rpg in their last 10 matches. That’s still better than their average for the year at home though, which stands at just 3.67 rpg.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Head-to-Head

In the last 10 meeting between our featured sides, The Buccos are actually 6-4, though the last four game series involving Pitts. and Milw. finished with 2 victories apiece. The Brew Crew won the last 2 games of the series 4-3 and 4-2. 

Outright odds

  • Pitts. Pir. to win at 4/5
  • Milw. Brew. to win at 21/20

Odds available at Bet365.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction

Pittsb. have been an underwhelming offensive team this year to date and they come in ranked 24th in the league for scoring runs. Couple that fact with pitcher Kuhl's numbers of 2-11 in his last 13 starts against a team on a winning run and things start to look promising for the visiting team. Our Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers prediction is a win for the away side and our free pick below reflects that call.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Betting Pick

While we expect the division leaders to continue to excel, history suggests that the contest will be a close one. We advise you to pick the Brewers to win but to also take a look at the over/under runs markets. There is money to be made on what should be a low scoring matchup.

  • MIL BREW To win - 21/20
  • Under 9.0 runs – 20/23

Odds available at Bet365.

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