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Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 6/8/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Pittsburgh Pirates at Milwaukee Brewers
Date & Time Saturday June 8, 2019, 4:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Miller Park
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The Line
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates +135 / Milwaukee Brewers -156 -- Over/Under: 9.5
TV Channel
ATPT, FSWI
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The Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers meet Saturday in MLB action at Miller Park.

The Pittsburgh Pirates could use a win after losing eight of their last 13 games. The Pirates have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Pittsburgh Pirates have split their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Josh Bell leads the Pirates with 79 hits and 56 RBI while Starling Marte and Adam Frazier have combined for 118 hits and 41 RBI. Jordan Lyles gets the ball, and he is 5-3 with a 3.38 ERA and 61 strikeouts this season. Lyles is 3-4 with a 3.86 ERA and 35 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.

The Milwaukee Brewers look for another win after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Brewers have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Milwaukee Brewers have won seven of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Christian Yelich leads the Brewers with 69 hits and 52 RBI while Lorenzo Cain and Mike Moustakas have combined for 125 hits and 66 RBI. Zach Davies gets the ball, and he is 6-0 with a 2.20 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. Davies is 3-5 with a 5.40 ERA and 32 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.

The Pirates are 5-2 in their last 7 road games, 15-7 in their last 22 Saturday games and 8-3 in Lyles' last 11 starts. The Brewers are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series, 5-1 in Davies' last 6 home starts and 5-2 in Davies' last 7 starts. The Pirates are 30-73 in the last 103 meetings in Milwaukee and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Davies' last 5 home starts. The over is 25-8-1 in Pirates last 34 overall.

Lyles has been impressive on the road this season, but he's allowed 13 earned runs in his last 15.2 innings overall, something I don't want to see going up against a Brewers offense capable of pouring it on. Davies has been rock solid all season long, allowing just 17 earned runs in 69.2 innings, and he's given up just two runs in his last 14 innings while striking out seven. The Brewers have also won nine of their last 13 regular season games when Davies pitches. I'll lay the somewhat reasonable price with the Brewers at home.

Pick:
Milwaukee Brewers -156

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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