Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 9/22/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (87-66) at Pittsburgh Pirates (77-74)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 7:05 pm (PNC Park)
Zach Davies (2-6) (4.66) vs. Trevor Williams (13-9) (3.16)
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates +109 / Milwaukee Brewers -119 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
Saturday MLB features the Pittsburgh Pirates hosting the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Milwaukee Brewers are just a couple of games behind the Cubs in the National League Central so every loss is excruciating with the season winding down.
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Milwaukee averages 4.49 runs which is slightly above average on a .250 BA. The Brewers do have power with 199 homers and speed with 118 steals to rank 7th and third respectively.
Pitching has been a strength for Milwaukee with a team 1.26 WHIP says the arms do a reasonable job of keeping runners off base but with only 51 quality starts the bullpen is usually thrust in to games early.
Milwaukee sends right hander Zach Davies to the mound to face Pittsburgh. Davies dropped a 3-1 decision versus the Pirates last time out with two runs scoring over five frames.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are well off the pace for a postseason berth so finishing above .500 is the only achievable goal. Pittsburgh can blame their offense for missing the playoffs with the team scoring 4.30 runs. The Pirates are 26th in homers with 145 and 69 steals is number 19 so neither stand out.
Pittsburgh’s is middle of the row with a 4.01 ERA and 1.30 WHIP. The Pirates starters have been outstanding with 76 quality starts to rank 4th but below average defense and so, so support have been too much to overcome.
The Pirates have named Trevor Williams as the starter against Milwaukee on Saturday. Williams defeated the Brewers 3-2 last time out with six scoreless innings.
Milwaukee are 6-2 in their last 8 road games and are 14-6 in their last 20 overall and are 14-6 in their last 20 games on grass. Pittsburgh are 8-0 in their last 8 home games and under is 13-2-1 in Pittsburgh last 16 home games and under is 24-9-1 in Pittsburgh last 34 overall. Milwaukee are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings.
I like Williams on the mound for the Pirates so hopefully he dos his thing and the bats help him out…