Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Pick, Odds, Prediction 4/11/14
Pittsburgh Pirates (6-3) at Milwaukee Brewers (7-2)
MLB Baseball: Friday, April 11, 2014 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
Francisco Liriano (L) (0-1) (3.000) vs. Wily Peralta (R) (0-0) (3.600)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -105 / Pittsburgh Pirates -120 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Pirates head to Milwaukee on Friday to face off against the Brewers.
The Milwaukee Brewers are currently sitting at an impressive 7-2 this season, although things are still way too early in the year to get at all excited. Milwaukee is coming off a solid win on Thursday night, defeating the Phillies, in Philadelphia 6-2. The Brewers will have Willy Peralta on the mound against the Pirates on Friday night at home. Peralta has just one career start against the Pirates, and Peralta finished with a win against the Bucs, lasting six innings and giving up three runs off of nine hits. Peralta has just one outing this season, which ended in a no-decision against the Red Sox in Boston back on April fifth.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates head to Milwaukee on Friday after defeating their rival the Chicago Cubs on Thursday. The Pirates fell behind the Cubbies early on, but some seventh inning fireworks put them in the league for good against Chicago. Pittsburgh will have Francisco Liriano on the hill Friday against Milwaukee. Liriano has extensive experience against the Brewers, posting ten starts in his career against Milwaukee, earning an ERA of 4.23 and a WHIP of 1.43 against the Brewers. Last time Liriano faced the Brewers, the Pittsburgh starter suffered a loss, lasting just three innings, giving up seven earned runs.
The Pirates are 5-1 in their last six games in the first game of a series, and Pittsburgh is 7-2 in their last nine games as a road underdog.
The Brewers are 5-0 in their last five games on grass, and the Brewers are 5-0 in their last five games. Milwaukee is also 8-3 in their last 11 games as a favorite.
Not a ton to give up here, so I have to take the Brewers. Milwaukee I feel is the better team this season, and paying a very cheap price for the red hot Brewers at home looks like the way to go here.