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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 9/23/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Milwaukee Brewers (88-67) at Pittsburgh Pirates (78-75)
Date & Time Sunday September 23, 2018, 1:35 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates +105 / Milwaukee Brewers -125 --- Over/Under: 8
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MLB | Milwaukee Brewers (88-67) at Pittsburgh Pirates (78-75)
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The Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates meet Sunday in MLB action at PNC Park.

The Milwaukee Brewers could use a win here after splitting their last eight games. The Brewers have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 14 games. The Milwaukee Brewers have won nine straight games when scoring more than two runs. Christian Yelich leads the Brewers with 176 hits and 93 RBI while Lorenzo Cain and Jesus Aguilar have combined for 281 hits and 141 RBI. Wade Miley gets the ball, and he is 5-2 with a 2.08 ERA and 47 strikeouts this season. Miley is 2-3 with a 3.75 ERA and 42 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.

The Pittsburgh Pirates look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Pirates have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last seven games. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won six of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Starling Marte leads the Pirates with 148 hits and 69 RBI while Corey Dickerson and Josh Bell have combined for 272 hits and 113 RBI. Joe Musgrove gets the ball, and he is 6-9 with a 4.06 ERA and 100 strikeouts this season. Musgrove is 0-0 with a 6.94 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.

The Brewers are 8-2 in their last 10 during game 3 of a series, 5-1 in Mileys last 6 road starts and 5-0 in Mileys last 5 starts. The Pirates are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series, 4-1 in Musgroves last 5 home starts and 3-7 in Musgroves last 10 starts with 5 days of rest. The Brewers are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Pittsburgh and the over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.

Musgrove has been really solid as of late, but he rarely goes deep into games and has a 4.62 ERA at home this season. Miley has given up just two runs in his last 10 innings and has an impressive .210 allowed batting average on the road. The Milwaukee Brewers also need to keep winning if they want to stay in the division race. I'll take the Brewers and the cheap price, even though the Pirates have caught fire out of nowhere. 

Milwaukee Brewers -125

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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