MLB Moneyline Picks Tonight: Brewers vs Pirates - 7/9

MLB Moneyline Picks Tonight: Brewers vs Pirates - 7/9

MLB Moneyline Picks Tonight: Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates - 7/9

Game Summary

The Milwaukee Brewers will face off against the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 9 at American Family Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This game promises to be an intriguing matchup as the Brewers, with a solid 53-38 record, host the Pirates, who are currently sitting at 43-47. The Brewers are strong at home with a 27-13 record, while the Pirates have been somewhat inconsistent on the road, holding a 21-23 record. The Brewers have been strong offensively, ranking 5th in hits and 7th in runs, while the Pirates have struggled, ranking 25th in hits and 23rd in runs. Defensively, both teams have areas of strength and weakness, making this game a must-watch for fans and bettors alike.

Odds and Betting Lines

Market Odds
Over/Under --
Spread --
Moneyline Milwaukee Brewers: -164, Pittsburgh Pirates: 138

Pitching Probables

Pitcher W-L ERA Strikeouts
Colin Rea (MIL) 8-2 3.34 66
Undecided (PIT) -- -- --

Team Previews

Milwaukee Brewers

Hitting: The Brewers have been impressive at the plate, ranking 5th in hits (794) and 7th in runs (439) with a team batting average of .256. Key contributors include William Contreras, who leads the team with a .297 batting average, and Willy Adames, who has hit 13 home runs and driven in 58 RBIs.

Relief Pitching: Milwaukee's bullpen has been solid, recording 32 saves, which ranks tied for 2nd in the league. Their team ERA of 3.76 is 9th best in the league.

Fielding: The Brewers have committed 47 errors, ranking tied for 15th in the league. Their defensive play has been consistent, contributing to their overall success.

Starting Pitchers: Colin Rea has been a standout, posting an 8-2 record with a 3.34 ERA and 66 strikeouts. His performance on the mound will be crucial for the Brewers in this matchup.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Hitting: The Pirates have struggled offensively, ranking 25th in hits (693) and 23rd in runs (362) with a team batting average of .230. Bryan Reynolds has been a bright spot, leading the team with a .278 batting average, 16 home runs, and 54 RBIs.

Relief Pitching: Pittsburgh's bullpen has recorded 23 saves, ranking 15th in the league. Their team ERA of 3.92 is 13th best in the league.

Fielding: The Pirates have committed 47 errors, ranking tied for 15th in the league. Their defensive play has been a mixed bag but has shown signs of improvement.

Starting Pitchers: The Pirates have yet to announce their starting pitcher for this game. Their rotation has been inconsistent, and the undecided starter adds an element of unpredictability to this game.

Team Injuries

Milwaukee Brewers

Player Name Position Injury Injury Status
Gary Sanchez DH Calf Expected to be out until at least Jul 9
J.B. Bukauskas RP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Jul 9

Pittsburgh Pirates

Player Name Position Injury Injury Status
Oneil Cruz SS Hamstring Probable for Jul 9

Betting Trends

  • Milwaukee is 7-3 in their last 10 games.
  • Milwaukee is 27-13 at home this season.
  • Pittsburgh is 4-6 in their last 10 games.
  • Pittsburgh is 21-23 on the road this season.

Recent Games

Milwaukee Brewers

Opponent Score W/L
@ Los Angeles W9-2 W
@ Los Angeles L5-3 L
@ Los Angeles L8-5 L
@ Colorado L4-3 L
@ Colorado W3-0 W

Pittsburgh Pirates

Opponent Score W/L
vs New York W8-2 W
vs New York L3-2 L
vs New York L5-2 L
vs New York W14-2 W
vs St. Louis L3-2 L

Team Rankings

Category Milwaukee Brewers Pittsburgh Pirates
Hitting 5th 25th
Starting Pitching 9th 13th
Relief Pitching 2nd 15th
Fielding 15th 15th

Significant Betting Stats

  • Milwaukee is 53-38 on the season.
  • Milwaukee is 27-13 at home.
  • Pittsburgh is 43-47 on the season.
  • Pittsburgh is 21-23 on the road.
  • Milwaukee averages 4.5 runs per game.
  • Pittsburgh averages 3.8 runs per game.
  • Milwaukee's bullpen has 32 saves.
  • Pittsburgh's bullpen has 23 saves.
  • Milwaukee's team ERA is 3.76.
  • Pittsburgh's team ERA is 3.92.

Weather

The weather in Milwaukee on the day of the game is expected to be sunny with a high temperature of 85°F.

Prediction

Pick: Milwaukee Brewers moneyline (-164)

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The Milwaukee Brewers have a significant advantage in this matchup, both offensively and defensively. Colin Rea's strong performance on the mound, combined with the Brewers' impressive home record, makes them the clear favorite. The Pirates have struggled on the road and have not been able to match the Brewers' firepower at the plate. Milwaukee's bullpen is also a major strength, further tilting the odds in their favor. Given these factors, the Brewers are the smart moneyline pick for this game.

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