Pittsburgh Pirates at Milwaukee Brewers - 7/8/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Pittsburgh Pirates at Milwaukee Brewers - 7/8/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Brewers (47-37) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (34-49)

Game Info: Friday, July 8, 2022 at 8:10 pm (American Family Field)

Aaron Ashby (1-6) (4.60) vs JT Brubaker (2-7) (4.28)

Betting Odds: Milwaukee Brewers -220 / Pittsburgh Pirates +180 --- 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 Friday night.

The Pittsburgh Pirates are 34-49 this season and have alternated wins and losses over their last eight games. Pittsburgh is coming off of a mini series split against Cincinnati, where they won one game and lost one game in a doubleheader on Thursday. The Pittsburgh pitching staff has a 4.77 ERA, a 1.44 WHIP, and a .260 opponent batting average this season. The Pirates offense has scored 301 runs with a .220 batting average and a .288 on base percentage. Bryan Reynolds is batting .257 with 15 home runs and 32 RBI’s for the Pirates this season. The projected starter for Pittsburgh is JT Brubaker, who is 2-7 with a 4.28 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP over 82 innings pitched this season.

The Milwaukee Brewers are 47-37 this season and have lost three of their last five games. Milwaukee is coming off of a series loss against the Cubs, where they lost two out of the three games played in the series. The Milwaukee pitching staff has a 3.75 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a .233 opponent batting average. The Brewers offense has scored 383 runs with a .235 batting average and a .314 on base percentage this year. Rowdy Tellez is batting .237 with 17 home runs and 55 RBI’s for the Brewers this season. The projected starter for Milwaukee is Aaron Ashby, who is 1-6 with a 4.60 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP over 58.2 innings pitched.

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Pittsburgh is 7-15 in their last 22 game one’s of a series and 1-10 in their last 11 Friday games. The under is 3-1-1 in Pittsburgh’s last 5 game one’s of a series. Milwaukee is 5-11 in their last 16 home games and 1-6 in their last 7 home games against a team with a losing record. The over is 10-3-1 in Milwaukee’s last 14 games. Pittsburgh is 15-41 in these two teams last 56 head to head meetings.

This pitching matchup definitely leaves something to be desired, but we should see an exciting, high scoring game here. JT Brubaker has allowed seven runs over his last 12 innings for the Pirates. For the Brewers, Aaron Ashby has allowed 14 runs over his last 12.2 innings. I don’t like either pitcher in this matchup, but I do like the over.

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