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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 5/31/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates
Date & Time Friday May 31, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)
PNC Park
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Line
Pittsburgh Pirates +112 / Milwaukee Brewers -122 O/U: 9
TV Channel
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The Milwaukee Brewers and the Pittsburgh Pirates will meet up in MLB action on Friday as they continue their series.

In the Thursday matchup, the Brewers scored five runs in the first three innings and four in the ninth in an 11-5 win.

For Friday’s game, the Brewers will be sending out RHP Jhoulys Chacin for the start. In his 55.1 innings and 3-6 record this year, Chacin has a 4.88 ERA with 42 Ks and 25 BBs.

The Brewers offense was really working in the Thursday victory. One of the many big hitters in the lineup was Mike Moustakas, who came away with two homers, four hits and four RBI.

Over on the Pirates’ side, they’re going with Chris Archer in the start on Friday. Over his 40.2 innings and 1-5 mark thus far, Archer has a 5.75 ERA with 40 Ks and 24 BBs.

Pittsburgh put up 10 hits in the Thursday loss, but just couldn’t keep up with the Brewers offense. Logging multiple knocks were Elias Diaz and Bryan Reynolds.

The Brewers are 36-17 in their last 53 Friday games and 2-7 in Chacin’s last nine starts. Milwaukee is 2-7 in Chacin’s last nine starts on grass and 0-5 in his last five road starts.

Meanwhile, the Pirates are 0-6 in Archer’s last six starts and 0-6 in his last six on grass. Pitt is 1-4 in Archer’s last five home starts and the over is 3-0-1 in his last four Friday starts.

Looking at Chacin’s numbers this year, he’s been okay for the most part, but has some “sore thumb” numbers in there as well. Over his last two starts he’s given up seven earned in 10.0 innings.

As for Archer, he’s coughed up seven earned in his last 10.0 innings across two starts as well, and really hasn’t been sharp since mid-April.

I’m not in love with either pitcher here, but I think the Brewers have more potential.

Milwaukee Brewers -122

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