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Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates 8/22/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Milwaukee Brewers will be filling bases against the Pittsburgh Pirates at the PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 4:05 PM ET. Milwaukee will try to bounce back from a 2-7 loss to the Pirates, Friday night. Pittsburgh comes into this game to look for another win to improve their record. The Milwaukee Brewers, with an 11-13 standing and a .458 team percentage, are in 4th place in the NL Central Division and are in 11th place tied with Cincinnati in the National League. The Pirates are in 15th place in the National League, with a 5-17 standing and a .227 team percentage and are in 5th place in the NL Central Division.

Milwaukee has lost 5 of their last 10 games including their last defeat against the Pirates. Keston Hiura scored 23 hits and 13 RBIs in leading the Brewers. Avisail Garcia and Christian Yelich contributed a combined 36 hits and 24 RBIs. Josh Lindblom (1-0, 6.62 ERA & 28 Ks) will be climbing up the hill to start for Milwaukee. In his career pitching against Pittsburgh, Lindblom is 0-0 with a 3.86 ERA and 5 strikeouts.

Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 8/22/2020

Pittsburgh is struggling from a 3-7 (win-loss) record in their last 10 contests, but the Pirates are victorious in their last outing versus the Brewers. Kevin Newman (21 hits, 6 RBIs) leads the Pirates in that winning effort. Josh Bell and Colin Moran added a combined 36 hits and 20 RBIs. Pittsburgh will be sending Derek Holland (0-1, 7.36 ERA & 18 Ks) to the pitcher’s plate for the start. Holland will be pitching in his career against Milwaukee with a 1-0 record, 2.05 ERA and 28 strikeouts .

The Brewers posted 3 key pitchers injured. Relief Pitchers Corey Knebel (hamstring), Justin Grimm (finger), and Ray Black (shoulder) will not be climbing up the hill for this game. The Pirates recorded 7 key players on their injured list, including 6 pitchers. Starting Pitchers Joe Musgrove (triceps), Mitch Keller (oblique), with Relief Pitchers Kyle Crick (shoulder), Yacksel Rios (shoulder), Clay Holmes (forearm), and Michael Feliz (forearm) will not be pitching against Milwaukee. Third Baseman Phillip Evans (jaw) will not be playing also.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates. The MLB Pick for this contest is Milwaukee -164. The Brewers are 20-8 in their last 28 outings on a Saturday, and the OVER is 6-1-1 in Milwaukee’s last 8 contests against a left-handed pitcher. The Pirates are 5-17 in their last 22 games on a Saturday, and the OVER is 7-2 in Pittsburgh’s last 9 match-ups on a Saturday. The Brewers are 19-7 in the last 26 face offs. The prediction, the Milwaukee Brewers will win -164 to a score of 9-3.

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Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates 8/22/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 4:05 PM ET

Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA

Date: Saturday, August 22, 2020


MLB Odds: Milwaukee Brewers -164

MLB Totals: 9.5

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