Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 9/20/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

Friday, September 20, 2019 at 7:10 PM (Miller Park )

Milwaukee Brewers -185 / Pittsburgh Pirates +160 O/U: 9.5


The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers will kick off their MLB series on Friday.

The Pirates played a set against the Mariners this week. Pittsburgh was swept in that series, falling 6-0, 4-1 and finally 6-5 on Thursday.

For Friday’s game, the Pirates will send out Steven Brault to start. Across 103.0 innings and a 4-5 record, Brault has a 4.98 ERA with 84 Ks and 46 BBs.

Over on the Brewers’ side, they played the Padres this week. Milwaukee took the first two games of that set but fell on Wednesday. In the Thursday game, Milwaukee managed a 5-1 win.

For Friday’s outing, Milwaukee will go with Chase Anderson. In his 128.0 innings and 6-4 record this year, Anderson has a 4.50 ERA with 118 Ks and 47 BBs.

The Pirates are 4-1 in their last five Friday games and 2-8 in Brault’s last 10 starts. Pittsburgh is 2-8 in Brault’s last five on grass and 0-5 in the last five overall.

Meanwhile, the Brewers are 3-8 in their last 11 in game one of a series and 0-4 in Anderson’s last four Friday starts. Milwaukee is 0-6 in Anderson’s last six starts in game one of a series and the under is 3-1-1 in the last five Friday games.

Brault hasn’t had the best of luck lately. In his last two starts in 8.0 innings of work, he’s given up 15 earned on 15 hits.

As for Anderson, he’s been solid over his last three with five earned in 12.0 innings. I think the Brewers are the better play here.

Andrew’s Pick Milwaukee Brewers -185

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