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Pirates vs. Brewers - 9/11/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Milwaukee Brewers (61-78) at Pittsburgh Pirates (83-55)

MLB Baseball: Friday, September 11, 2015 at 7:05 pm (PNC Park)

J Nelson (11-11) (3.96) vs. C Morton (8-7) (4.07)

The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -167 / Milwaukee Brewers +157 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSWI/RTPT

The Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates play game two Friday night.

The Milwaukee Brewers look to remain hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Brewers have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Brewers have won eight of their last 10 when scoring more than three runs. Ryan Braun leads Milwaukee with 140 hits and 83 RBI while Jean Segura and Adam Lind have combined for 122 RBI. The Milwaukee Brewers have lost six of their last 10 road games. Jimmy Nelson gets the ball, and he’s 11-11 with a 3.86 ERA and 145 strikeouts this season. Nelson is 4-1 with a 1.72 ERA and 33 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.

Pirates vs. Brewers - 9/11/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Pittsburgh Pirates look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Pirates have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Pirates have won six of their last nine when scoring more than three runs. Andrew McCutchen leads Pittsburgh with 146 hits and 90 RBI while Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco have combined for 111 RBI. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won five of their last eight home games. Charlie Morton takes the hill, and he’s 8-7 with a 4.07 ERA and 83 strikeouts this season. Morton is 3-7 with a 4.27 ERA and 41 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.

The Brewers are 10-3 in their last 13 Friday games and 10-4 in Nelsons last 14 starts. The Pirates are 37-18 in their last 55 Friday games and 8-2 in Mortons last 10 home starts. The Brewers are 4-1 in Nelsons last 5 starts vs. Pirates.

Why couldn't the Brewers play like this all season? Look, I know Milwaukee's run is coming to an end sooner or later, but why wouldn't you keep taking the plus money with a team so hot? Certainly beats paying crazy chalk for a team inconsistent the last two weeks. 

Here's to hoping the Brewers run continues one more game. 

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