Betting Pick: Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

Betting Pick: Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates will host the Milwaukee Brewers in the three-game series finale Sunday afternoon from PNC Park. The Brewers will give the starting nod to 31-year-old right-hander Chase Anderson, and the Pirates will respond with 26-year-old right-hander Joe Musgrove. The Brewers feature a 9-2 lead in the season series.

Chase Anderson will get the nod for the 18th time of the season as he attempts to boost his road record to 2-0. Anderson was solid last time out, limiting the Reds to only two runs in 5.2 innings in a start that concluded with a no-decision. The sixth-year right-hander has been inconsistent at times, although he has pitched well in two straight starts, and he enters this one with a 4.31 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP paired with a 4-2 record in 62.2 innings of action. He has fared well against the Pirates this season, allowing only four runs in 11 innings, and he features an 8-4 record and a 3.56 ERA in 16 career meetings against the division foes. Josh Bell is 3 for 19 against Anderson, while Corey Dickerson is 5 for 22, and Adam Frazier is 5 for 20.

The Brewers have cooled off at the plate, and they are now averaging 4.78 runs, ranking them 17th in the big leagues. The Milwaukee pitching staff holds a 4.51 team ERA, positioning them 15th in the Majors. The Brewers possess a 20-24 road record entering Saturday.

Joe Musgrove will get the call for the 19th time of the season, aiming for win number seven. Musgrove was pitching well in his latest start as he tossed three shutout innings against the Cubs before a rain delay ended his outing. The fourth-year right-hander has been sharp in three consecutive starts, and he is carrying a 4.13 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP accompanied with a 6-7 record in 93.2 innings of work. Musgrove was roughed up for five runs in six innings in his lone meeting against the Brewers this season, and overall he has had issues against Milwaukee, conceding 14 runs with an 0-1 record in 17.1 career innings. Lorenzo Cain is 2 for 10 against Musgrove, while Yasmani Grandal is 3 for 6, and Orlando Arcia is 2 for 4.

 

My free pick goes to Milwaukee -114

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