The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers will meet tonight from Pittsburgh. All odds for all games can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
The Pirates are definitely in contention for a postseason spot, but currently find themselves a game behind the Cardinals for the final wild-card spot. They are 37-23 at home this season and will be looking to improve on that mark this weekend. The Pirates will start Wandy Rodriguez tonight. Since being traded to the Pirates Rodriguez is pitching to 5.06 ERA in 26 innings of work.
The Brewers are definitely playing out the string at this point and have no hopes of repeating their division crown from a year ago. They are 19-38 on the road this season and a full 18 games back in their division. They will send Michael Fiers to the mound who has losses last two starts. Fiers is pitching to 2.90 ERA in 87 innings of work.
Pittsburgh is 2-5 in their last seven games against a right handed starter, 27-13 in their last 40 games against the NL Central, and 2-8 in their last 10 games scoring two or less runs their previous game. Milwaukee is 4-1 in their last five games as a favorite, 1-4 in their last five games following an off day, and 0-4 in their last four road games against a left handed starter. Milwaukee is 5-2 in their last seven games in Pittsburgh.
There are a lot of ways to look at this game but the Pirates have been very good at home this season. We will take them as moneyline favorites against the Brewers who are playing awful on the road this season at the best online sportsbooks.