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Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 9/12/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Pittsburgh Pirates (68-77) at Milwaukee Brewers (75-69)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 7:40 pm (Miller Park)

G Cole (11-9) (3.93) vs. Brent Suter (2-2) (3.55)

The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -121 / Pittsburgh Pirates +111 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSWI, ATPT

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers meet Tuesday in MLB action at Miller Park.

The Pittsburgh Pirates need another win after losing five of their last six games. The Pirates scored seven runs in Monday’s win and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Pittsburgh Pirates have lost 10 of their last 12 games when scoring three or less runs. Andrew McCutchen leads the Pirates with 140 hits and 77 RBI while Josh Harrison and Josh Bell have combined for 260 hits and 130 RBI. Gerrit Cole gets the ball, and he is 11-9 with a 3.93 ERA and 168 strikeouts this season. Cole is 3-3 with a 3.21 ERA and 64 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers. 

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 9/12/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Milwaukee Brewers also need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Brewers have scored 18 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Milwaukee Brewers have lost five of their last seven games when scoring four or less runs. Travis Shaw leads the Brewers with 130 hits and 90 RBI while Domingo Santana and Orlando Arcia have combined for 252 hits and 117 RBI. Brent Suter gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 3.55 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season. Suter is 0-0 with a 1.80 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.

The Pirates are 4-11 in their last 15 during game 2 of a series, 8-1 in Coles last 9 road starts and 1-4 in Coles last 5 starts. The Brewers are 8-1 in their last 9 during game 2 of a series, 8-2 in their last 10 home games and 4-1 in Suters last 5 home starts. The Pirates are 24-67 in the last 91 meetings in Milwaukee and the under is 20-5-2 in the last 27 meetings.

Cole has shutout performances in two of his last three starts, and Suter hasn't allowed a run in his last four innings and shutout the Cubs for seven the last time he pitched more than 5.1 innings in a game. This could be another low scoring contest, but I give the edge to the Brewers because they are at home and the Pirates have had issues stringing wins together all season long. I like the Milwaukee Brewers to bounce back in this contest.

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