Two teams out of the National League Central will get together at PNC Park on Saturday. The Milwaukee Brewers will take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Milwaukee Brewers come into the series as the worst team in the National League Central. The Brewers are 4-5 on the season. Milwaukee is leaving St. Louis following losing two out of three. For the Pittsburgh Pirates, following their three game sweep to start the season, they have dropped 5 out of their last 7 to Cincinnati and the Detroit Tigers. Find out the updated MLB betting run lines here.
Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Match Up
When: Saturday, April 16, 2016
Where: PNC Park in Pittsburgh
Radio: SiriusXM Radio
Stream Option: MLB TV
Starting Pitchers: Jungmann vs. Niese
MLB Odds: TBA at MyBookie.ag
Why Bet the Brewers
The Milwaukee Brewers used a late home run in the ninth inning of the middle game of the series in St. Louis to prevent the three game sweep; Milwaukee has scored just 28 runs this season, while allowing 50. Jonathan Lucroy has started the season with a .310 batting average, while Scooter Gennett has 3 home runs. Milwaukee will send out Taylor Jungmann in this game. Jungmann is 26 years old. He is 0-1 this season, and 9-9 in his career. The Brewers pitcher allowed 8 hits and 8 runs in just 2 innings against St. Louis.
Why Bet the Pirates
The Pittsburgh Pirates will counter with former New York Mets lefthander Jonathan Niese. Niese was solid in his no decision against the Cardinals, and a little better in the road win at Detroit. Niese is 62-61 in his career. Pittsburgh struggled in their most recent series in Detroit, losing the final three games of the series. The Pirates allowed 22 runs in the final three games, while scoring just 9. Pittsburgh’s top offensive stud has been Starling Marte, with a .317 batting average, and 2 homeruns. The Pirates are batting .280 as a team.
Expert Pick & Score Prediction
Taylor Jungmann is pitching for the Milwaukee Brewers. He is off to a poor start, as he got blasted by the St. Louis Cardinals in his last start. Jonathan Niese is a guy that can be tricky at times, as he is lefthanded. The Pittsburgh Pirates have the better offense, with guys like McCutchen, Polanco and Marte. The Pirates are going to win this game with ease. The bet to make for this NL Central rivalry game on Saturday is the Pittsburgh Pirates -155 over the Milwaukee Brewers. The final score prediction for this game is the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-4 over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.