Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 8/22/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 8/22/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Brewers (11-13) at Pittsburgh Pirates (5-17)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 4:05 pm (PNC Park)

Josh Lindblom (1-0) (6.62) vs. Derek Holland (0-1) (7.36)

The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates +161 / Milwaukee Brewers -175 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates meet Saturday in MLB action at PNC Park.

The Milwaukee Brewers need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Brewers have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Brewers have won seven straight games when scoring four or more runs. Keston Hiura leads the Brewers with 23 hits and 13 RBI while Avisail Garcia and Christian Yelich have combined for 36 hits and 24 RBI. Josh Lindblom gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 6.62 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. Lindblom is 0-0 with a 3.86 ERA and five strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.

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The Pittsburgh Pirates need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Pirates have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Pirates are 0-12 this season when scoring three or less runs. Kevin Newman leads the Pirates with 21 hits and six RBI while Josh Bell and Colin Moran have combined for 36 hits and 20 RBI. Derek Holland gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 7.36 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. Holland is 1-0 with a 2.05 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.

The Brewers are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a favorite, 20-8 in their last 28 Saturday games and 19-7 in their last 26 during game 2 of a series. The Pirates are 17-36 in their last 53 home games, 23-55 in their last 78 games as an underdog and 29-65 in their last 94 overall. The under is 9-4 in Brewers last 13 Saturday games. The under is 3-0-1 in Pirates last 4 home games. The over is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings.

Josh Lindblom has allowed 11 runs and 14 hits in his last 14 innings, while Derek Holland has allowed 13 runs and 18 hits in his last 12.2 innings. Both of these pitchers have had issues stringing wins together and both of these pitchers have been rocked all month long. Forget picking a side, I'm going with the over and calling it a day.

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Randy’s Pick Over 9.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.