Pittsburgh Pirates at Milwaukee Brewers - 7/9/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Pittsburgh Pirates at Milwaukee Brewers - 7/9/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

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

Game Info: Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 4:10 pm (American Family Field)

Brandon Woodruff (7-3) (3.95) vs Zach Thompson (3-6) (4.42)

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

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The Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers face off on Saturday in an MLB showdown at American Family Field. On Friday it was the Brewers that were able to secure the 4-3 victory. 

The Brewers come into this game with a 48-37 record overall and they had lost two games in a row before winning on Friday night. Even on Friday though the offense didn't exactly look great scoring only four runs. The Brewers overall are averaging 4.56 runs per game which is 10th in the league. Rowdy Tellez has been the top player for the Brewers hitting 17 home runs and driving in 55 RBIs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Pirates who sit with a 34-50 record overall and they have lost two games in a row. Over the last two games, the offense scored only four runs total. Overall the Pirates are averaging only 3.63 runs per game which is 28th in the league. Bryan Reynolds has been the top offensive player hitting 15 home runs and driving in 32 RBIs 

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On the mound for the Pirates is Zach Thompson who sits with a 3-6 record and an ERA of 4.42. In his last start against the Milwaukee Brewers, he went 4.2 innings giving up four hits and two runs. 

On the mound for the Brewers is Brandon Woodruff who sits with a 7-3 record and an ERA of 3.95. In his last start against the Pittsburgh Pirates, he went six innings giving up six hits and zero runs. 

The Pirates are 0-5 in their last five games during Game 2 of a series. The over is 4-0 in the Brewers last four Saturday games. The under is 5-1 in Woodruff’s last six home starts. 

The Brewers are the better team and they have the better pitcher on the mound in this game. Woodruff gave up zero runs in his last start and the Pirates have one of the worst offenses in baseball. Look for the Brewers to score at least a few runs off Thompson and that will be the difference. Back the Brewers -1.5. 

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Shane’s Pick Brewers -1..5

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