Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates - 7/1/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates - 7/1/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates (31-45) vs Milwaukee Brewers (44-34)

Game Info: Friday, July 1, 2022 at 7:05 pm (PNC Park)

Roansy Contreras (1-1) (2.76) vs Corbin Burnes (6-4) (2.41)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates +170 / Milwaukee Brewers -200 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Milwaukee Brewers will play the Pittsburgh Pirates in Game 2 of their series at PNC Park on Friday night.

The Milwaukee Brewers are 44-34 this season and have won four of their last five games. Milwaukee lost Game 1 of this series by a score of 8-7 on Thursday night. The Milwaukee pitching staff has a 3.79 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a .234 opponent batting average this season. The Brewers offense has scored 349 runs with a .236 batting average and a .314 on base percentage. Rowdy Tellez is batting .244 with 15 home runs and 48 RBI’s for the Brewers this season. The projected starter for Milwaukee is Corbin Burnes, who is 6-4 with a 2.41 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP over 93.1 innings pitched this season.

The Pittsburgh Pirates are 31-45 this season and have won two games in a row. Prior to winning Game 1 of this series, Pittsburgh lost two out of three games against the Nationals. The Pittsburgh pitching staff has a 4.60 ERA, a 1.42 WHIP, and a .255 opponent batting average. The Pirates offense has scored 282 runs with a .222 batting average and a .290 on base percentage this year. Bryan Reynolds is batting .258 with 15 home runs and 31 RBI’s for the Pirates this season. The projected starter for Pittsburgh is Roansy Contreras, who is 2-1 with a 2.76 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP over 42.1 innings pitched this season.

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Milwaukee is 4-1 in their last 5 games and 5-1 in their last 6 road games. The over is 7-0-1 in Milwaukee’s last 8 games. Pittsburgh is 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 0-8 in their last 8 Friday games. The under is 3-1-2 in Pittsburgh’s last 6 Friday games. Milwaukee is 39-14 in these two teams last 53 head to head meetings.

Pittsburgh was able to hang on for the win on Thursday night after almost blowing the lead in the ninth inning. In this matchup, Milwaukee is sending out Corbin Burnes, who has allowed three runs in his last 14.2 innings. For Pittsburgh, Roansy Contreras has allowed two runs in his last 10 innings. Contreras has been solid for Pittsburgh, but does not pitch very deep into games. This should be an interesting pitching matchup, but I like the Brewers to bounce back here. I am taking Milwaukee to win by two runs or more.

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David’s Pick Brewers -1.5

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