Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 8/29/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 8/29/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates (9-20) at Milwaukee Brewers (14-17)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 7:10 pm (Miller Park)

JT Brubaker (0-0) (4.80) vs. Brett Anderson (2-2) (3.52)

The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -162 / Pittsburgh Pirates +149 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

The Pittsburgh Pirates need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Pirates have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Pirates have lost seven of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Kevin Newman leads the Pirates with 22 hits and six RBI while Josh Bell and Adam Frazier have combined for 42 hits and 20 RBI. JT Brubaker gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 4.80 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. This will be Brubaker’s second career game against the Brewers.

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The Milwaukee Brewers need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Brewers have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Brewers have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more 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. Brett Anderson gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 3.52 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. Anderson is 3-1 with a 2.73 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.

The Pirates are 28-57 in their last 85 games as an underdog, 16-35 in their last 51 road games and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The Brewers are 20-8 in their last 28 during game 2 of a series, 12-4 in their last 16 Saturday games and 2-6 in their last 8 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Brewers last 5 overall. The Pirates are 31-81 in the last 112 meetings in Milwaukee and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

JT Brubaker has allowed eight runs and 12 hits in his last 13 innings, while Brett Anderson has allowed nine earned runs and 24 hits in his last 23 innings. The Milwaukee Brewers have the pitching edge here, and we just saw their offense come to life last night in a comfortable victory. The Brewers should like their chances to get another win and kind of dig themselves out of this early hole.

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Randy’s Pick Milwaukee Brewers -162

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