Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers Game Two - 7/14/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (55-39) at Pittsburgh Pirates (44-49)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 4:05 pm (PNC Park)
B Suter (8-5) (4.53) vs. Clay Holmes (0-1) (7.11)
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates / Milwaukee Brewers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Brewers and the Pittsburgh Pirates square off in game two of a doubleheader in Saturday MLB action.
The Milwaukee Brewers are locked in a first place battle in the NL Central with the Cubs. Milwaukee was in this position a season ago and lost out to Chicago so the goal is not to repeat the failure of 2017.
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The Brewers are a middle of the row squad offensively at 4.40 runs on a .244 BA but the team can be dangerous as they can hit the long ball with 121 homers and their 75 steals is tops in the game. Milwaukee is no slouch on the mound either with a 3.57 ERA that ranks 7th.
As of right now Milwaukee has named Brent Suter as the game two starter but check before betting.
The Pittsburgh Pirates traded away a few of their bigger names and the fans are probably thinking back to when this team constantly traded away talent an were a non-factor for decades. Pittsburgh will consider this season a success if the team can finish at or above .500.
The Pirates need more offensive punch with just 4.33 runs scoring on a .249 BA while the power and speed numbers say this team goes base to base on singles. The Buccos possess a 4.39 team ERA to rank 21st so neither the arms or bats win on their own merits.
The Pirates have named Clay Holmes as the game two starter but check before betting because this could change.
Over is 6-1-1 in Milwaukee last 8 road games and under is 11-3-1 in Anderson’s last 15 road starts. Pittsburgh are 1-7 in their last 8 Saturday games and under is 20-6-2 in Pittsburgh last 28 Saturday games. Under is 19-6-3 in the last 28 meetings and Milwaukee are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings in Pittsburgh.
If this turns out to be Suter versus Holmes I would have to back the Brewers subject to seeing lineups because game two of a DH can feature backups…