The Pittsburgh Pirates have snapped their losing streak but will have a tough time keeping the winning one against the division leader Milwaukee Brewers.
- Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers
- MLB – Regular season
- Date – 01/07/2022
- Starting time – 07:05 PM ET
- Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Pirates Stats & Form
The Pittsburgh Pirates are third in the NL Central with a 31-45 record.
They have lost 5 of the last 7 but are coming off back-to-back 8-7 wins over Washington and Milwaukee.
The Pirates are 28th in the league scoring 3.82 runs per game and 25th allowing 5.17 runs per game.
Bryan Reynolds has eight doubles, three triples and 15 home runs for the Pirates. Bligh Madris is 9-for-35 with three doubles, a home run and four RBI over the past 10 games.
The Pirates have won 4 of the last 5 home games and have lost 55 of the last 78 games against teams with a winning record.
Pittsburgh Pirates News
Max Kranick, Jake Marisnick, Zach Thompson, Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, Dillon Peters, Canaan Smith-Njigba, Duane Underwood Jr, Ben Gamel, Kevin Newman, Roberto Perez, Greg Allen, Blake Cederlind and Nick Mears will not play for the Pirates tonight.
Milwaukee Brewers Stats & Form
The Milwaukee Brewers are on top of the NL Central with a 44-34 record.
Last night’s loss to the Pirates put an end to their four-game winning streak.
The Brewers are 13th in the league scoring 4.56 runs per game and are ranked 14th in the league allowing 4.28 runs per game.
Willy Adames has 11 doubles and 15 home runs for the Brewers. Rowdy Tellez is 6-for-33 with a double and five home runs over the past 10 games.
Milwaukee has won 4 of the last 5 road games against teams with a losing record and 4 of the last 5 second games of a series.
Milwaukee Brewers News
Adrian Houser, Jonathan Davis, Miguel Sanchez, Hunter Renfroe, Aaron Ashby, Freddy Peralta, Alex Jackson, Jake Cousins, Justin Topa and Luis Perdomo will not play for the Brewers tonight.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Head-to-Head Stats
The Milwaukee Brewers have won 8 of the last 10 games against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Seven of the last ten games between these two rivals have ended under 7.5 runs.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Betting Odds
The Milwaukee Brewers are favourites to defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates with the odds at -195 for their win while the odds for the Pirates are at 165.
The total run margin is set at 7.5 with both ways at -110.
The Pittsburgh Pirates got an epic 8-7 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday thanks to an unexpected hero. Backup catcher Michael Perez hit three home runs in the game and drove in 5 runners. He entered the game with just 3 homers and 6 RBI on the season so nobody could have seen this type of performance coming from him. This win ended an eight-game losing streak to the Brewers that the Pirates were on dating back to last season and they now have a chance to get a little winning streak going.
That won’t be happening though, with reigning Cy Young Award winner Corbin Burnes taking the mound on Friday for the Brewers. He is 6-4 for this season with a 2.41 ERA. That gives Milwaukee a huge pitching advantage and the loss from Thursday was pretty embarrassing so expect them to come out fully focused on dispatching their bottom-tier division foe.