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Brewers vs. Pirates - 9/22/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Pittsburgh Pirates (76-75) at Milwaukee Brewers (68-84)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)

R Vogelsong (3-5) (4.87) vs. C Anderson (8-11) (4.47)

The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -108 / Pittsburgh Pirates -102 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: RTPT/FSWI

The Pittsburgh Pirates look to sweep the Milwaukee Brewers early Thursday night.

The Pittsburgh Pirates look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last nine games. The Pirates have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The Pittsburgh Pirates offense has woken up big time, and they’ve won nine of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Starling Marte leads Pittsburgh with 151 hits, Andrew McCutchen has 75 RBI and Gregory Polanco has 22 home runs. Ryan Vogelsong gets the nod, and he’s 3-5 with a 4.87 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. Vogelsong is 6-3 with a 4.57 ERA and 56 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.

Brewers vs. Pirates - 9/22/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Milwaukee Brewers look for some consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Brewers have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Milwaukee Brewers have an ERA of 4.11 and have lost six of their last seven games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jonathan Villar leads Milwaukee with 157 hits, Ryan Braun has 88 RBI and Scooter Gennett has 13 home runs. Chase Anderson takes the hill, and he’s 8-11 with a 4.47 ERA and 112 strikeouts this season. Anderson is 2-2 with a 3.74 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.

The Pirates are 4-0 in their last 4 Thursday games and 4-9 in Vogelsongs last 13 starts. The Brewers are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 4-1 in Andersons last 5 home starts. The Pirates are 4-1 in Vogelsongs last 5 starts vs. Brewers.

The Pirates are playing like a team that feels its still in the thick of the playoff race, and their offense is red hot at the moment. Anderson is more than hittable, so Pittsburgh should be able to continue to put the ball on the bat. For the cheap price, you have to love the Pirates to complete the sweep. 

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Pittsburgh Pirates -102

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