Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 9/14/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Pirates (72-73) at Milwaukee Brewers (84-63)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 14, 2018 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
C Archer (4-7) (4.63) vs. G Gonzalez (8-11) (4.40)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -135 / Pittsburgh Pirates +125 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
Thursday MLB features the Milwaukee Brewers hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park.
The Pittsburgh Pirates will be gunning for consecutive victories after downing St. Louis 4-3 on Wednesday. Pittsburgh starter Jameson Taillon improved to 13-9 with two runs allowed over seven frames before Felipe Vazquez gave up a run in the 9th.
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The Pirates pounded out ten hits and walked twice with Jacob Stallings driving in three while Jordan Luplow went 3-4 with an RBI and a pair of runs.
The Pirates send Chris Archer to the mound to oppose the rival Brewers. Archer did not receive a decision last time out in a 5-3 loss to Miami with three runs allowed over six frames.
The Milwaukee Brewers have been keeping the pressure on the Cubs with wins in eight of ten after downing Chicago 5-1 on Wednesday. Milwaukee starter Chase Anderson tossed four scoreless innings with four relievers ending the game with 4.2 shutout frames.
The Brewers did their damage on eleven hits and four BB with Curtis Granderson going 3-4 with a homer and three runs while Mike Moustakas drove in a pair followed by Lorenzo Cain with three hits, an RBI and a run.
Left hander Gio Gonzalez makes his first start for Milwaukee since coming over from Washington. In 28 starts for Washington Gonzalez is 8-11 with a 4.40 ERA.
Over is 7-2-2 in Pittsburgh last 11 Friday games and under is 7-2 in Pittsburgh last 9 road games and Pittsburgh are 6-2 in their last 8 overall. Milwaukee are 13-5 in their last 18 Friday games and over is 12-5 in Milwaukee last 17 home games and are 43-21 in their last 64 home games. Pittsburgh are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
Archer has struggled since coming over from Tampa Bay and I’m banking that a change of scenery gives Gonzalez a boost…