Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 9/12/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (62-78) at Pittsburgh Pirates (83-56)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 7:05 pm (PNC Park)
Zach Davies (1-0) (3.97) vs. J Locke (7-10) (4.56)
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -171 / Milwaukee Brewers +161 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Pirates look to stay in the AL Central race with another win versus the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Milwaukee Brewers are spoilers and have been for quite some time and had beaten the playoff hopeful Pirates in four straight. That streak ended at four with a 6-3 loss to the Pirates Friday. Starter Jimmy Nelson gave up four runs on four hits over five frames to absorb the loss. The Brew Crew’s seven hit, three walk attack fell short with Adam Lind cracking a two run bomb while Hernan Perez rapping an RBI single. Rookie Zach Davies makes his third career start and second against the Pirates. Davies was a 9-1 winner at Miami where he allowed the lone run on four hits in seven frames.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates are trying to stay on the tail of St Louis in the National League Central but they might need help. The Pirates did their part Friday and have now won three of four. The Buccos were strong in all areas with starter Charlie Morton giving up a pair of runs on three hits through six innings to up his record to 9-7. The Pirates totaled nine hits with Chris Stewart going 3-4 with three RBI’s while Andrew McCutchen and Jung-ho Kang each scoring two runs. Jeff Locke toes the rubber against the visiting Brewers for the 5th time on Saturday. Locke was a tough luck 3-1 loser at Cincinnati with all three runs plated (one earned) on four hits in five innings.
The over is 13-3-2 in Milwaukee’s last 17 road games and is 19-7-2 in their last 28 overall while going 19-7-2 in their last 28 overall. The over is 8-2 in the Pirates last 10 overall and is 8-2 in their last 10 on grass while Pittsburgh are 37-14 in the last 51 home games. Milwaukee are 86-42 in the last 128 meetings. I’m just going with the better team theory here…