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57-76 Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates 67-64
Date: Saturday September 3rd
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
MLB Betting Lines: Pirates -165
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
Probable Pitchers: Brewers RHP Jimmy Nelson (7-13, 4.45) vs. Pirates RHP Ivan Nova (11-6, 4.41)
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The Brewers and Pirates meet on Saturday afternoon for the second of a three game set at PNC Park. On the mound will be Jimmy Nelson for the Brewers and the Pirates will send out Ivan Nova.
Nelson is 7-13 with a 4.41 ERA on the season while Nova is 11-6 with a 4.41 ERA.
The Pirates won eight of 13 games against the Brewers this season.
The Brewers have been abysmal over the last month as they’ve lost six of their last seven games. A big reason Milwaukee has struggled has their been their lack of offense. In five of the seven games the Brewers scored three runs or less.
Milwaukee ranks 24th in runs (542) and they are just 26th in batting average (.244).
Ryan Braun leads the Brewers with a .312 average and 24 homers and 74 RBI.
Chris Carter has 30 homers and 71 RBIs on the year.
Nelson is 2-7 with a 6.31 ERA on the road this season.
The Brewers are 10-17 in 27 Nelson starts this season.
The Pirates are in danger of missing the postseason after they lost three straight games to the Cubs. With 31 games to play the Pirates are 2.5 games behind St. Louis Cardinals who are in second place in the NL Wild Card.
Gregory Polanco leads Pittsburgh with a 21 homers to go along with 79 RBI. Starling Marte is hitting .306 with 46 stolen bases.
If the Pirates want to have any shot at making the postseason Nova must continue to pitch at a star level.
The Pirates are 5-0 in five Nova starts this year.
Nova is 6-2 with a 3.15 ERA at home this season.
MLB Betting Trends
- The Brewers are 17-36 in their last 53 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- The Brewers are 18-39 in their last 57 road games.
- The Brewers are 3-13 in Nelsons last 16 starts.
- The Brewers are 1-7 in Nelsons last 8 road starts.
- The Pirates are 53-21 in their last 74 home games vs. a team with a losing record.
- The Pirates are 41-20 in their last 61 vs. a team with a losing record.
- The Pirates are 37-16 in their last 53 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- The Pirates are 5-0 in Novas last 5 starts.
Free Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
The Pirates have a slight edge on the mound with Nova.
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Nova is 4-0 with a 2.87 ERA for the Pirates this season.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: Pittsburgh 6 Milwaukee 4
I expect Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte to generate some runs off Nelson. Look for Nova to pitch another beauty.
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