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Brewers at Pirates - 6/8/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Milwaukee Brewers (20-36) at Pittsburgh Pirates (30-25)

MLB Baseball: Monday, June 8, 2015 at 7:05 pm (PNC Park)

J Nelson (2-6) (4.54) vs. A Burnett (6-1) (2.20)

The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -159 / Milwaukee Brewers +149 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSN-WI, ROOT-PIT

The Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates begin a three-game series Monday night.

The Milwaukee Brewers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Brewers have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Brewers have split their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Adam Lind leads Milwaukee with 53 hits and 31 RBI while Ryan Braun and Jean Segura have combined for 54 RBI. The Milwaukee Brewers have lost five of their last eight road games. Jimmy Nelson gets the ball, and he’s 2-6 with a 4.41 ERA and 60 strikeouts this season. Nelson is 1-1 with a 1.50 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.

Brewers at Pirates - 6/8/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Pittsburgh Pirates look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Pirates have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Pirates have won eight of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Andrew McCutchen leads Pittsburgh with 58 hits and 37 RBI while Starling Marte and Pedro Alvarez have combined for 66 RBI. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won six straight home games. A.J. Burnett takes the hill, and he’s 6-1 with a 2.20 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season. Burnett is 2-6 with a 4.65 ERA and 74 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.

The Brewers are 14-30 in their last 44 road games and 3-13 in Nelsons last 16 starts. The Pirates are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 6-0 in Burnetts last 6 starts. The Brewers are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Pittsburgh and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings overall. 

Burnett looks like he's in his low 20s again, flat out dominating. I like the Pirates with him on the hill, and I'm going to take the runline to give my bet more value. 

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Pittsburgh Pirates -1.5

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