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Brewers Favored to Win as they Face Pirates in Division Rivalry Matchup

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers are set to continue their division rivalry with a Wednesday night matchup. The Pirates, currently in third place in the NL Central, will have left-handed pitcher Martin Perez on the mound, while the first place Brewers will start rookie right-hander Tobias Myers. The game is set to begin at 8:10 PM EST at American Family Field. Milwaukee is the favorite to win, opening at -151 with the current line at -156.

Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Pirates +141 | Brewers -156
  • Spread: Pirates +1.5 (-147) | Brewers -1.5 (+130)
  • Total: Over/Under 8.5 (-110)
  • Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that Milwaukee will win straight-up is 61%.

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Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates have had a mixed performance in their recent games, going 4-6 in their last ten games before arriving in Milwaukee. Their offense has averaged 4.07 runs per game over the course of 90 games, ranking them 23rd overall in the league. In the last 15 days, the team has shown improvement with a .246/.310/.430 slash line, collecting 24 extra-base hits, including 20 home runs. Shortstop Oneil Cruz recently hit his 14th home run of the season and has a .247 batting average in 82 games played. The pitching staff has had a 3.06 ERA over the last two weeks, the second-best mark in the National League during that time frame. Despite these improvements, pitcher Perez has struggled against Milwaukee with a 0-2 record and 8.31 ERA in four career appearances. Overall, Pittsburgh is ranked 19th in offense, 15th in defense, and has a record of 44-47 this season.

Milwaukee Brewers Analysis

The Milwaukee Brewers have been performing well, carrying a 9-5 record over their last 14 games and ranking eighth in offense in the majors with an average of 4.82 runs per game through 91 games. In the last 15 days, their offense has posted a slash line of .265/.336/.406 with 29 extra-base hits and 13 stolen bases in 16 attempts. Center fielder Blake Perkins has been a standout player, raising his batting average to .251 and hitting his sixth home run in the team's recent win. On the pitching side, the Brewers have recorded a 3.64 team ERA over their last 12 games, which is the third-best in the National League. Despite a recent loss by pitcher Myers, who saw his ERA rise to 3.52 over his last two starts, the team has been solid overall. The Brewers have a power ranking of 9 and are 53-39 overall. In their last three matchups, Pittsburgh went 2-1 against Milwaukee.

Brewers Favored to Win Against Struggling Pirates Pitchers

The Brewers have had success against the Pirates this season, with a 4-3 record in their matchups, including two wins at home in May. Despite his rookie status, Myers boasts a 1-0 record at home; however, he has struggled with a 4.97 ERA in five starts at American Family Field, giving up six home runs and 25 hits in 25 1/3 innings. On the other hand, Perez has also faced challenges on the road, with a 5.97 ERA in 31 2/3 innings and seven home runs allowed over six away starts. Perez's recent performances on the road have been particularly concerning, allowing a total of 15 runs and six home runs in his last two starts. Given their recent history against the Pirates, the Brewers are favored to win this matchup.

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