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Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 5/5/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Pittsburgh Pirates (18-15) at Milwaukee Brewers (19-14)
Date & Time Saturday May 5, 2018, 7:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -105 / Pittsburgh Pirates -105 --- Over/Under: 8.5
TV Channel
FSWI, ATPT
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MLB | Pittsburgh Pirates (18-15) at Milwaukee Brewers (19-14)
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The Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers meet Saturday in MLB action at Miller Park.

The Pittsburgh Pirates look for anther victory after losing four of their last five games. The Pirates have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Pittsburgh Pirates have lost 10 of their last 14 games when allowing at least three runs. Offensively, Starling Marte leads the Pirates with 36 hits and 13 RBI while Corey Dickerson and Josh Bell have combined for 66 hits and 38 RBI. Jameson Taillon gets the ball, and he is 2-3 with a 4.83 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. Taillon is 1-3 with a 3.73 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.

The Milwaukee Brewers also need a win here after losing five of their last eight games. The Brewers have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 12 games. The Milwaukee Brewers have won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than two runs. Lorenzo Cain leads the Brewers with 29 hits and 10 RBI while Travis Shaw and Domingo Santana have combined for 54 hits and 24 RBI. Jhoulys Chacin gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 4.54 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. Chacin is 2-3 with a 5.35 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.

The Pirates are 16-35 in their last 51 road games, 5-2 in Taillons last 7 Saturday starts and 11-5 in Taillons last 16 road starts. The Brewers are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series, 4-0 in Chacins last 4 starts with 4 days of rest and 4-1 in Chacins last 5 starts. The Pirates are 25-69 in the last 94 meetings in Milwaukee, 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and the under is 24-7-2 in the last 33 meetings.

Both of these teams have been hit or miss the last few weeks, so good luck being on the right side. I'm on the over in this game. Taillon has allowed a combined 15 runs in his last 11.1 innings and has a 5.27 ERA on the road. Chacin is giving up a .278 batting average this season and has allowed three or more runs in four of his first seven starts. This should be another offensive game, getting us over the total.

Pick:
Over 8.5

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