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(65-61) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers (56-72)
Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016
Time: 2:05 PM ET
Venue: Miller Park, Milwaukee, WI
Projected Pitchers: Ivan Nova vs Chase Anderson
MLB Moneyline Odds: Off
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8
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A pair of NL Central foes conclude their series in Milwaukee as the playoff-chasing Pirates take on the hapless Brewers.
The Pirates are one of a handful of teams chasing that final National League Wild Card spot and need to reel off some wins in order to stay in contention.
The Pirates made some moves at the trade deadline, most notably parting ways with Francisco Liriano and acquiring Sunday’s starter Ivan Nova.
The former Yankee struggled while in pinstripes this season, leaving New York with a 4.90 ERA before coming to Pittsburgh.
Since being acquired by the Bucs, however, Nova has won three of his first four decisions and the Pirates have won all four of his starts. He comes into this matchup with a 3.20 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP.
He also has a phenomenal K/BB ratio of 18/1 and the Pirates are feeling great about the momentum he’s brought to their ball club.
The Brewers are looking to play spoiler against their NL Central foes and are hoping Chase Anderson can get the job done.
Despite his 7-10 record and 4.99 ERA, Anderson has pitched extremely efficient since the beginning of July.
Anderson hasn’t allowed more than three earned runs in any of his last nine starts and he hasn’t lost a decision since July 9.
Most of Milwaukee’s struggles have been with the bat, and that was when the team still had All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy.
The team is in even worse shape right now, ranking 24th in runs, 26th in hits and 25th in average.
The Brew Crew has struggled in this series so far, scoring just five runs in their first two games combined. In their last 10 games against the Pirates, the Brewers are average just 3.4 runs per game.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The Pirates are 4-0 when Nova starts.
- The Pirates are 6-4 in their last 10 games vs. the Brewers.
- The O/U is 2-8 in the last 10 games between the Pirates and Brewers.
- Anderson has a 3.00 ERA vs. the Pirates this season.
- The O/U is 19-26-3 when the Brewers play the NL Central.
Free Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers MLB Prediction:
The Pirates are fighting for that final playoff spot in the National League, and they’ll have to get past the much-improved Chase Anderson in this one.
Both starting pitchers have been surprisingly efficient lately and neither offense is anything to write home about.
I’ll give the edge to Pittsburgh in this one since they’ve been on fire away from home lately, but as recent history has shown us, this game should be a low-scoring affair.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Under 8
Both of these teams have struggled to score runs and the series has been low-scoring this year. And with both pitchers pitching well, this game has a great shot at being another low-scoring one.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Pittsburgh 4-3
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