Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 8/28/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Pittsburgh Pirates (9-19) at Milwaukee Brewers (13-17)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 28, 2020 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
Derek Holland (1-1) (6.17) vs. Corbin Burnes (0-0) (3.42)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers / Pittsburgh Pirates --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers meet Friday in MLB action at Miller Park.
The Pittsburgh Pirates look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Pirates have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Pirates have won five straight games when scoring four or more runs. Kevin Newman leads the Pirates with 22 hits and six RBI while Adam Frazier and Erik Gonzalez have combined for 42 hits and 23 RBI. Derek Holland gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 6.17 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. Holland is 2-0 with a 2.01 ERA and 33 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
The Milwaukee Brewers need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Brewers have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last 10 games. The Brewers have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Keston Hiura leads the Brewers with 28 hits and 16 RBI while Avisail Garcia and Justin Smoak have combined for 42 hits and 24 RBI. Corbin Burnes gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 3.42 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. Burnes is 2-0 with a 3.43 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
Will update with trends once they're released.
Derek Holland has allowed 14 runs and 22 hits in his last 17.2 innings while Corbin Burnes has allowed nine runs and 13 hits in his last 23 innings. The Pittsburgh Pirates are playing the better baseball entering this contest, but it's the Brewers that have a decent pitching advantage in this contest and they're kind of due for a breakout performance. We just saw the Brewers score just one combined run in a doubleheader last night, so the law of averages would expect a breakout performance offensively. Holland is certainly the type of pitcher to allow a big game.
Anyway, I like the Brewers to get back on track and get a feel good victory at home.