If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Saturday when the Milwaukee Brewers and the Pittsburgh Pirates meet at PNC Park.
right hander Matt Garza will take the mound for the Brewers to start this game. Garza is 3-4 this season with a 4.42 ERA.
The Pirates will counter Garza with Edinson Volquez. Right hander Volquez has a 4.25 ERA to go along with a 3-4 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Brewers listed as 105-moneyline favorites versus the Pirates, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.
Milwaukee lost its last outing, a 15-5 result against the Pirates on June 6. Bettors who backed the Pirates at -102 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (20) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Team record: 36-26
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Milwaukee’s last 11 games
Milwaukee is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Milwaukee’s last 8 games on the road
Milwaukee is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Pittsburgh
Team record: 29-31
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Pittsburgh is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing Milwaukee
Milwaukee at Pittsburgh Sunday, June 8
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