Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Moneyline Pick
- Updated: April 18, 2014
Time: 7:05 PM EST Friday April 18, 2014 ROOT
Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Pittsburgh Pirates host the Milwaukee Brewers in a National League Central match up.
In their last games: In Game 1 yesterday the Pirates beat the Brewers 11-2.
In the opening game of this 4-game series yesterday the Pirates offense exploded late in the game with 9 combined runs in the 7th and 8th inning.
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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
In the last 8 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Under 6 times.
The Pirates are Pirates are 4-1 in Charlie Morton’s last 5 starts vs. Brewers.
The Pirates are 8-2 in their last 10 home games against the Brewers.
The Brewers are 7-3 in their last 10 games and the Pirates are 4-6 in their last 10.
The Brewers are Brewers are 5-1 in Kyle Lohse’s last 6 road starts.
Pitching Match Up
Milwaukee Brewers: Kyle Lohse (2-1, 3.05 ERA)
Pittsburgh Pirates: Charlie Morton (0-1, 3.32 ERA)
Money Line: Brewers -107 / Pirates -117
Run Line: Pittsburgh -1.5 +178
Total Line: 7
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Milwaukee Brewers: 11-5 SU / O/U 5-11 / Run Line W/L 10-6
Pittsburgh Pirates: 8-8 SU / O/U 7-7 / Run Line W/L 5-11
Key Betting Trends
• MIL is 6-1 in their last 7 road games.
• MIL is 11-4 in their last 15 games vs. a right-handed starter.
• MIL has an Over record of 4-0 in their last 4 road games.
• PITT is 5-2 in their last 7 home games.
• PITT is 2-5 in their last 7 overall.
• PITT has an Over record of 5-0-1 in their last 6 games as a favorite.
Key Player Injuries
Lyle Overbay 1B D.L. Apr 17 wife having baby Day-to-day
Brandon Kintzler RP D.L. Apr 12 shoulder Out indefinitely
Tom Gorzelanny RP D.L. Mar 30 shoulder May
Chris Stewart C D.L. Mar 29 knee
Tonight’s starters met 5 days ago in Milwaukee with starter Kyle Lohse getting the win in a Brewers’ 4-1 victory. Both pitchers were sharp in that game with Pirates’ starter Charlie Morton allowing only 2 earned runs in 7 innings but getting tagged with the loss. The venue now switches to the PNC Park where Morton has been outstanding with a 1.82 ERA over his last 6 starts. For Lohse it was a different story in his latest at PNC where he was blasted for 13 hits and 5 runs over 5.1 innings. The Brewers bats after a hot start have cooled out surpassing 4 runs in only 1 game in their last 7 and have scored 2 or fewer runs in 3 of their last 4. Pittsburgh’s hitters were ice cold in Milwaukee last weekend, but have come alive with 24 runs in the 4 games since.
Take Pittsburgh -117.