Pittsburgh Pirates at Milwaukee Brewers - 4/18/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Pittsburgh Pirates at Milwaukee Brewers - 4/18/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Brewers (5-5) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (5-4)

Game Info: Monday, April 18, 2022 at 7:40 pm (American Family Field)

Eric Lauer (0-0) (6.23) vs Zach Thompson (0-0) (4.50)

Betting Odds: Milwaukee Brewers -180 / Pittsburgh Pirates +150 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates will play the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 1 of their series at American Family Field on Monday night.

The Pittsburgh Pirates are 5-4 this season and have won four of their last five games. Pittsburgh is coming off of a series win against Washington where they won three of the four games. The Pittsburgh pitching staff has a 4.67 ERA, 1.46 WHIP, and a .247 opponent batting average this season. The Pirates offense has scored 40 runs with a .266 batting average and a .332 on base percentage. Bryan Reynolds has two home runs and three RBI’s this season for the Pirates. The projected starter for Pittsburgh is Zach Thompson, who is 0-0 this season and has a 4.50 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP over 4 innings pitched.

The Milwaukee Brewers are 5-5 this season and have lost two of their last three games. Milwaukee split their last series with the St. Louis Cardinals, winning games 6-5 and 5-1, while losing by scores of 2-1 and 10-1. The Brewers pitching staff has a 4.03 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and a .223 opponent batting average. The Milwaukee offense has scored 31 runs with a .213 batting average and a .298 on base percentage this season. Andrew McCutchen has led the Brewers offensive attack with a .282 batting average and five RBI’s this year. The projected starter for Milwaukee is Eric Lauer, who is 0-0 this season with a 6.23 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP over 4.1 innings pitched.

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The over is 4-0 in Pittsburgh’s last 4 Monday games and the over is 3-0-1 in Pittsburgh’s last 4 games as a road underdog. The Brewers are 0-4 in their last 4 Monday games and the under is 6-1 in Milwaukee’s last 7 Monday games. The Pirates are 15-36 in these two teams last 51 head to head meetings. The over is 23-11-4 in these two teams last 38 head to head meetings.

Milwaukee has started slowly this season and their offense has sputtered, but will be at home against one of the bottom teams in baseball. Pittsburgh has started the season better than most expected, but they will not be able to keep it up. Milwaukee is the better team here and I like them by more than 1.

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David’s Pick Brewers -1.5

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