Pittsburgh Pirates VS Milwaukee Brewers

MLB Baseball 07:05 PM ET

Friday

08/21/2020

ATPT, FSWI

Spread: Pittsburgh Pirates +145

Over/Under: 8.5

Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates 8/21/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates 8/21/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates 8/21/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Milwaukee Brewers will be running through bases against the Pittsburgh Pirates at the PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Friday, August 21, 2020 at 7:05 PM ET. Milwaukee is trying to get back from their last loss to Minnesota (1-7), with a 1-2 win-loss standing. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh will try to snap their four-game losing streak, including a sweep from the Tribe. The Milwaukee Brewers, with an 11-12 standing and a team percentage of .478, are in 3rd place behind the Cardinals in the NL Central Division. The Brewers are in 9th place behind the Brewers in the National League. The Pittsburgh Pirates are in 15th place behind the Giants in the National League, with a 4-17 standing and a .190 team percentage. The Pirates are in 5th place in the NL Central Division.

Milwaukee scored 1-2 (win-loss) in their three-game set against Minnesota. First Baseman Justin Smoak was the only offensive player for the Brewers with a solo shot in the seventh innings. Milwaukee will be sending the 27-year old Adrian Houser (1-1, 3.27 ERA) to the mound for the start. The right-handed Houser is 1-1 with a 6.43 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his pitching career against the Pirates.

Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 8/21/2020

Pittsburgh is trying to get back from their 0-2 loss to the Indians in Thursday’s finale. Starting Pitcher Trevor Williams (1-4) surrendered one run across four innings in that losing effort for the Pirates. Twenty-seven year old Chad Kuhl (0-1, 3.21 ERA) will be stepping on the pitcher’s plate to start this match-up. The right-handed Kuhl is 3-0 with a 1.72 ERA and 38 strikeouts in pitching against the Brewers.

The Brewers will be missing 2 pitchers in this game. Relief Pitchers Ray Black (shoulder) and Justin Grimm (finger) will not be pitching in tonight’s match-up. The Pirates posted 12 key players on their injured list. Starting Pitchers Joe Musgrove (triceps), Mitch Keller (oblique), Chris Archer (shoulder), and Jameson Taillon (elbow), with Relief Pitchers Kyle Crick (shoulder), Yacksel Rios (shoulder), Clay Holmes (forearm), Nick Burdi (elbow), and Michael Feliz (forearm) will not be stepping on the mound tonight. Catcher Luke Maile (finger), Third Baseman Phillip Evans (jaw), and Right Fielder Kevin Kramer (hip) will be staying in the player’s cage tonight.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates. The MLB Pick for this match is Pittsburgh +145. Milwaukee is 0-5 in their last 5 outings during game 1 of a series, and the UNDER is 3-1-1 in the Brewer’s last 5 contests during game 1 of a series. Pittsburgh is 0-4 in their last 4 games as a home underdog, and the OVER is 5-2-1 in the Pirates’ last 8 outings overall. Milwaukee is 5-1 in the last 6 contests in Pittsburgh. The prediction, pick the Pirates +145.

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Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates 8/21/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:05 PM ET

Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA

Date: Friday, August 21, 2020

TV: ATPT, FSWI

MLB Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates +145

MLB Totals: 8.5

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