The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers will meet today in the second game of their series. All MLB odds can be found by visiting Bovada sportsbook.
The Pirates lost to the Brewers on Friday and now sit two games in back of a playoff spot. They were led on the mound yesterday by Wandy Rodriguez who took the loss and is now 8-13 season. Tonight Pittsburgh will start Jeff Karstens who has a no decision and a loss in his last two starts. Karstens is pitching to a 3.79 ERA and 76 innings of work.
The Brewers are enjoying playing the role spoiler and did so with a win on Friday night. Michael Fiers earned the win on the mound last night going 6+ strong innings. Tonight Milwaukee will start Shaun Marcum who is making his return from the 60 day DL. Before his injury, Marcum pitched to a 3.39 ERA 82 innings of work.
Pittsburgh is 27-14 in their last 41 against the NL Central, 2-7 in their last nine home games, and 4-1 in Karstens’ last five starts against a team with a losing record. Milwaukee is 6-2 in their last eight games overall, 17-38 in their last 55 road games, and 2-6 in Marcum’s last eight starts against a team with a winning record. Milwaukee is 6-2 in their last eight games in Pittsburgh.
This is a big game for the Pirates and we think Marcum will return well from the DL. Give us the under for total runs scored in this game online sportsbooks.