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Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Preview/Prop Picks

03 August 2022

National League Central Division opponents will continue their series on Wednesday night as the Pittsburgh Pirates host the Milwaukee Brewers. Pittsburgh came away with a 5-3 win in the series opener, and Milwaukee will be looking for some revenge.

The Brewers come into this game with an overall record of 57-46 on the year, and they are currently in first place in the NL Central Division. Milwaukee still has some work to do if they want to wrap up the division crown, but they have continued to play winning baseball.

Pittsburgh is just 41-62 on the season, but they have been a much better team when playing in their home park. The Pirates snapped a long losing streak with the win on Tuesday and are now looking to get a winning streak going. 

The Milwaukee Brewers are the moneyline betting favorites in this game at -208 over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

 

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Peralta Pitching Against Pirates

Injuries have hurt the Milwaukee Brewers' starting rotation this season, and that included Freddy Peralta. Peralta will take the mound on Wednesday night, and he is looking to improve on his 3-2 record to go along with a 4.42 ERA.

The Brewers made a big trade earlier this week by sending closer Josh Hader to the San Diego Padres. Milwaukee still has some dominant arms in the bullpen, and they can shut down a game when given a lead.

Willy Adames is having a huge year for the Brewers as he leads the team with 21 home runs. Milwaukee still needs more offense, but they have some big bats in the middle of that lineup. 

Pittsburgh Has Some Talent

A simple look at the Pirates' overall record won't tell you the entire story with this team, as there is some talent on that roster. Pittsburgh is still hitting under .220 as a team in 2022, but they have some individual talent that can do some damage. 

Bryan Reynolds leads the team with 14 home runs and a .248 batting average, and he usually sets the tone. Pittsburgh was able to score five runs in a hurry on Tuesday night, and they will look to repeat that performance. 

Tyler Beede is set to make the start in this game, and he is 1-1 with a 3.12 ERA. Most of Beede's work has been in the bullpen, but he is now getting a chance to start some games. 

Brewers Beat Up on Pirates

Strange things happen every single night around Major League Baseball, but the Pirates' win on Tuesday was a pretty shocking result. Pittsburgh was able to win a game started by Corbin Burnes, but they are now facing another great pitcher in this one.

The Brewers continue to struggle to find offense on a consistent basis, but they should have a big night in this one. Milwaukee simply can't afford to continue losing to Pittsburgh, and they will come out focused and put up a good performance in this matchup. 

Take the Milwaukee Brewers -1.5 as they get revenge in a big way by beating the Pirates by at least two runs on Wednesday night. 

Prop Picks

Milwaukee (-145) OVER 4.5 Runs

Milwaukee is averaging 4.63 runs per 9 innings on offense, which ranks No. 6 in the league. Pittsburgh is allowing 5.05 runs per 9 innings on defense, which ranks No. 26 in the league. That average increases to 5.16 runs per 9 innings at home. Scores have gone OVER in three of Pittsburgh’s last five home games versus Milwaukee.

With Dunkel predicting a Milwaukee road victory by the score of 6-4, take the Brewers (-145) to finish OVER their Vegas team total of 4.5 runs against the Pirates.

Christian Yelich (-135) OVER 0.5 Runs Scored

Yelich has scored 65 runs in 98 games played, which ranks No. 1 on the Brewers. The Milwaukee outfielder has scored 12 runs in 50 at-bats against the Pirates, the most he has scored against any team this season.

With Dunkel predicting the final score going OVER the Vegas total, take Yelich (-135) to finish OVER 0.5 runs scored versus the Pirates.

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