Brewers vs Pirates Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/15

Brewers vs Pirates Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/15

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MLB Matchup: Pirates vs. Brewers Game 3 Preview and Prediction KingPin Pro

Milwaukee, WI; May 15, 2024, 10:10 a.m. EST

 

Game Odds

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Time Moneyline Total Run Line
10:10 AM +120 o8.5 (+105) +1.5 (-175)
- -140 u8.5 (-125) -1.5 (+145)

Game Overview

The Pittsburgh Pirates (19-23) are set to face the Milwaukee Brewers (24-17) in the third game of their series. The game is scheduled for May 15, 2024, at 10:10 a.m. EST at American Family Field in Milwaukee. With the Brewers slightly favored to win, this preview will analyze team statistics, player performances, injury updates, and provide a final prediction.

The Brewers, currently leading the National League Central, are looking to bounce back from a recent loss and solidify their standing. Let's dive into the critical factors that could determine the outcome of this game.

 

Team Statistics

Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pirates have shown resilience this season, led by standout performances from Oneil Cruz and Connor Joe. Cruz has hit 7 home runs with a .272 average, while Joe has a .292 batting average with a .366 on-base percentage. Despite these individual successes, the Pirates have struggled with consistency, reflected in their 19-23 record.

Milwaukee Brewers

The Brewers, led by William Contreras and Rhys Hoskins, have been more consistent. Contreras boasts a .354 average with 30 RBIs, and Hoskins has hit 9 home runs with 27 RBIs. The team's collective batting average is .256, and their on-base percentage is .335, demonstrating a solid offensive lineup.

 

Injuries and Player Matchups

Injuries could play a significant role in the outcome of this game.

Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pirates are dealing with multiple injuries, including Ke'Bryan Hayes on the 10-day IL and several pitchers out for extended periods. These absences could hinder their performance, particularly in crucial matchups against the Brewers’ offense.

Milwaukee Brewers

The Brewers also have injury concerns, with Rhys Hoskins on the 10-day IL and several other key players sidelined. However, their depth and the return of players like Brian Navarreto and Christian Arroyo could mitigate these challenges.

 

Recent Performances

Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pirates have had mixed results recently, with a notable 8-6 win over the Brewers in the first game of this series. Their performance has been inconsistent, with close losses against the Cubs and Angels in previous games. Maintaining momentum will be key for them.

Milwaukee Brewers

The Brewers have shown strong form, winning three of their last five games, including dominant victories against the Cardinals. Their recent loss to the Pirates was a setback, but their overall performance has been solid, particularly at home where they hold a 10-9 record.

 

Prediction

Analyzing the factors at play, the Milwaukee Brewers are favored to win this matchup. Despite their recent loss to the Pirates, the Brewers’ overall consistency, stronger offensive lineup, and home-field advantage position them well for a rebound victory.

Starting pitcher Robert Gasser, who has been impressive with a 0.00 ERA and 0.33 WHIP over 6 innings, is a significant asset for the Brewers. In contrast, the Pirates’ Martin Perez, with a 3.60 ERA and a higher WHIP, faces a tougher challenge against the Brewers’ potent batting order.

Considering the Brewers' depth, superior offensive stats, and the Pirates’ injury woes, our prediction supports the Milwaukee Brewers to win this game. The Brewers’ ability to capitalize on their home-field advantage and their overall stronger performance metrics make them the clear favorite.

Pick: Milwaukee Brewers -140

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