Pirates vs Brewers Pick 8-25-16

Yesterday the Pirates dropped a day game to the Houston Astros 5-4 and the Milwaukee Brewers blasted the Colorado Rockies 7-1. The Brewers look loose and are just a free swinging team with nothing to lose at this point. The Pirates need to win against the lesser teams in the league if they are going to make the playoffs. But, so far this year it is the Brewers who lead the season series winning 6 of 9 games.

Pirates vs Brewers Preview

GAME: Pittsburgh Pirates (63-61) at Milwaukee Brewers (56-70)
DATE/TIME: Thursday, August 25 – 8:10 PM EST
WHERE: Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Projected Pitchers: Chad Kuhl (R) vs. Wily Peralta (R)
Money line Odds: Pirates (-120), Brewers +110
Run Line Odds: Pirates (-1.5) +140, Brewers +1.5 (-160)
Betting Total: 9 -110

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates Starting Pitcher: Chad Kuhl (R)
In his last three starts he is 2-1 with an ERA of 3.00 and has pitched 18 innings. For the year he is 3-1 and the team is 6-1 when he starts and he has a ERA of 3.62.

Pittsburgh Pirates Money Line
On the road; 29-31, +236 (48.3%)
As Road Favorite; 7-11, -632 (38.9%)
When Chad Kuhl starts; 6-1, +835 (85.7%)
Pittsburgh Pirates Over/Under
vs MIL; 3-6 (33.3%)
When Chad Kuhl starts; 4-3 (57.1%)

Milwaukee Brewers

Milwaukee Brewers Starting Pitcher: Wily Peralta (R)
Last 3 Starts he is 1-2 with an ERA of 3.50 over 18 innings. This is an improvement over the full year where he has an ERA of 6.00 and is 5-9 as a starter. The Brewers are 6-10 when he starts.
Milwaukee Brewers Money Line
As Home Underdog; 23-17, +1071 (57.5%)
When Wily Peralta starts; 6-10, -343 (37.5%)
Milwaukee Brewers Over/Under
At Home; 30-29-5 (50.8%)
When Wily Peralta starts; 12-4 (75%)

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Twins 2016 Results

4/15/2016: Milwaukee won 8 to 4, as a +130 underdog, Game went over 7.5
4/16/2016: Pittsburgh won 5 to 0, as a -150 favorite, Game came under 8.5
4/17/2016: Pittsburgh won 9 to 3, as a -130 favorite, Game went over 8
7/19/2016: Pittsburgh won 3 to 2, as a -158 favorite, Game came under 8
7/20/2016: Milwaukee won 9 to 5, as a +140 underdog, Game went over 9
7/21/2016: Pittsburgh won 5 to 3, as a -170 favorite, Game came under 9
7/29/2016: Milwaukee won 3 to 1, as a +122 underdog, Game came under 8.5
7/30/2016: Milwaukee won 5 to 3, as a +140 underdog, Game came under 9
7/31/2016: Milwaukee won 4 to 2, as a +132 underdog, Game came under 8.5

Pirates vs Brewers 8-25-16 Prediction:

Peralta’s numbers look like they are improving as he has lowered his ERA 3.50 in his last three games and he has gone a total of 18 innings. His problem is he will be pitching at home. So far the year he is 4-4 with a bloated ERA of 6.36 and has given up 8 home runs in 48 innings. On the road Kuhl has been impressive with a ERA of 2.00 over 18 innings. I am only making two bets and one is on the Pirates to win on the money line. The second bet will be on the over. I will be placing 75% on the money line bet and 25% on the over bet.

Score Prediction: Pirates 7 – Brewers 5