Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction MLB Picks 5/14/24

Milwaukee Brewers (24-16) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (18-23)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 7:40 pm (American Family Field)

Joe Ross (1-4) (4.75) vs Quinn Priester (0-3) (3.86)

Betting Odds: Milwaukee Brewers -167 / Pittsburgh Pirates +141 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers meet Tuesday in MLB action from American Family Field. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Pittsburgh Pirates will send Quinn Priester to the mound here and Priester is 0-3 with a 3.86 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. This will be Priester’s second career start against the Brewers. The Milwaukee Brewers will send out Joe Ross for the Start here and Ross is 1-4 with a 4.75 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. In his last 5 starts against Pittsburgh, Ross is 1-2 with a 2.19 ERA and 28 strikeouts.

Pittsburgh Pirates Recap

The Pittsburgh Pirates come into this one looking to build on their series-opening 8-6 win over the Brewers in Monday’s matchup. The win was much needed for Pittsburgh after series losses to the Cubs and Angels in the last week.

Pirates Showed Up On Monday, But Are Still Inconsistent At The Plate

Going into Monday’s opener, ONeil Cruz leads the Pirates with 39 hits as well as 7 home runs with 17 RBIs while Bryan Reynolds has 37 hits with 9 doubles and 17 RBIs of his own. Connor Joe has a team-high 10 doubles with 5 home runs and a team-high 20 RBIs while Cruz has the dubious distinction of leading the Pirates with 51 strikeouts this season.

Milwaukee Brewers Recap

The Milwaukee Brewers come into this one looking to bounce back from their loss to the Pirates in Monday’s matchup, which followed up their disappointing loss in failing to complete the weekend sweep of the Cardinals in the series prior.

Brewers Showing More Life But Came Out Flat Monday

Going into Monday’s matchup, William Contreras leads the Brewers with 54 hits including 13 doubles and 30 RBIs along with 5 home runs and a .429 OBP while Rhys Hoskins has a team-high 9 home runs with 27 RBIs and Willy Adames has 7 home runs and 27 RBIs. Brice Turang leads the Brewers with 16 stolen bases while Adames and Jackson Chourio has a team-high 36 strikeouts as well this season.

Milwaukee Brewers Player Prop Facts

  • Gary Sanchez has hit a home run in three of his last five appearances with his team as a favorite against the Pirates.
  • William Contreras has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Brewers' last nine night games against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • William Contreras has scored at least one run in each of the Brewers' last eight games against NL Central opponents at American Family Field.
  • Christian Yelich has recorded at least one hit in each of his last nine home appearances against NL opponents.
  • Rhys Hoskins has recorded at least one RBI in five of his last six appearances with his team as a home favorite against NL Central opponents.
  • Christian Yelich has recorded at least one Single in each of his last nine appearances against NL opponents at American Family Field.
  • William Contreras ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for On Base Percentage (.433) this season.

Pittsburgh Pirates Player Prop Facts

  • Bryan Reynolds has hit a home run in three of the Pirates' last four games against the Brewers at American Family Field.
  • Yasmani Grandal has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last five road appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Oneil Cruz has recorded at least one Single in each of the Pirates' last five night games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Yasmani Grandal has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 11 appearances in night games against NL Central teams that held a winning record.
  • Yasmani Grandal has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 11 appearances in night games against NL Central teams that held a winning record.
  • Oneil Cruz has recorded a Double in four of the Pirates' last five games against NL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Yasmani Grandal has scored at least one run in 10 of his last 11 appearances in night games against teams that held a winning record.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Milwaukee Brewers rank 3rd in the league for steals this season (54).
  • The Milwaukee Brewers rank 4th in the league for slugging percentage this season (.418).
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates rank T26th in the league for triples this season (3).
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates rank 26th in the league for strikeouts against this season (389).

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction

I’m on the over here. I just don’t trust either starting pitching option in this matchup, as Ross has allowed 7 runs in back-to-back starts at home, while Priester hasn’t had a whole lot of luck in his own right and hasn’t been a reliable option in my eyes in this Pirates rotation. There’s also the issue that the Brewers have been feasting on right-handed pitching in recent weeks, and Pittsburgh showed on Monday that there’s still some pop in those bats. Give me the over here.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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