Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/21/14
Milwaukee Brewers (79-75) at Pittsburgh Pirates (83-70)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 1:35 pm (PNC Park)
Wily Peralta (R) (16-10) (3.753) vs. Vance Worley (R) (7-4) (3.053)
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -130 / Milwaukee Brewers +120 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-WI, ROOT-PIT
The Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates play a rubber game on Sunday.
The Milwaukee Brewers have split their last six games and continue to fight for their playoff lives. Scoring has been an issue for the Brewers lately, as they’ve produced three or less runs in five straight games and have lost four of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Ryan Braun has a six-game hitting streak and Jonathan Lucroy also has a six-game hitting streak. The Milwaukee Brewers have an ERA of 3.73, which is 18th in the majors. Starting is Wily Peralta, who is 16-10 with a 3.70 ERA and has 137 strikeouts in 184.2 innings. Peralta is 2-1 with a 4.32 ERA in four career starts against the Pirates.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates have won eight of their last 10 games and are closer to locking up a playoff spot. The Pirates pitching staff has allowed three or less runs in six straight games. Overall, the Pittsburgh Pirates have an ERA of 3.52, which is 11th in the majors, and they’ve won eight of their last nine games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Andrew McCutchen has gotten on base in nine of his last 10 games and Russell Martin has an 11-game hitting streak. Vance Worley takes the hill, and he’s 7-4 with a 3.18 ERA and has 70 strikeouts in 96.1 innings. Worley is 0-3 with a 5.48 ERA in four career starts against the Brewers.
The Brewers are 7-3 in Peraltas last 10 road starts and 3-6 in Peraltas last 19 starts overall. The Pirates are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 7-3 in Worleys last 10 starts overall.
The Pirates just come off as the hungrier and better team. I like the Bucs to get the win here for the solid price.