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Brewers vs. Pirates - 8/26/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Pittsburgh Pirates (64-61) at Milwaukee Brewers (56-71)

MLB Baseball: Friday, August 26, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)

R Vogelsong (2-3) (2.98) vs. M Garza (4-5) (5.27)

The Line: Milwaukee Brewers +110 / Pittsburgh Pirates -120 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds

TV: RTPT/FSWI

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

The Pittsburgh Pirates could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Pirates have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Pittsburgh Pirates offense has woken up recently, and they’ve won seven of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Starling Marte leads Pittsburgh with 135 hits, Andrew McCutchen has 55 RBI and Gregory Polanco has 19 home runs. Ryan Vogelsong gets the nod, and he’s 2-3 with a 2.98 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. Vogelsong is 5-3 with a 4.67 ERA and 50 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.

Brewers vs. Pirates - 8/26/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Milwaukee Brewers could use a win after losing 10 of their last 17 games. The Brewers have allowed eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Milwaukee Brewers have an ERA of 4.33 and have lost eight of their last 10 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jonathan Villar leads Milwaukee with 139 hits, Ryan Braun has 74 RBI and Scooter Gennett has 10 home runs. Matt Garza takes the hill, and he’s 4-5 with a 5.27 ERA and 39 strikeouts this season. Garza is 3-4 with a 4.37 ERA and 56 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.

The Pirates are 45-22 in their last 67 Friday games and 2-6 in Vogelsongs last 8 starts. The Brewers are 1-5 in their last 6 Friday games and 5-1 in Garzas last 6 starts. The Pirates are 16-62 in the last 78 meetings in Milwaukee.

The Pirates offense continues to produce, and they're a team that needs to keep winning to remain in the playoff race. Vogelsong has also been solid this season. I'll take the far better team for the cheap price. 

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Pittsburgh Pirates -120

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