Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction MLB Picks 5/15/24

Milwaukee Brewers (24-17) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (19-23)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 1:10 pm (American Family Field)

Robert Gasser (1-0) (0.00) vs Martin Perez (1-2) (3.60)

Betting Odds: Milwaukee Brewers -132 / Pittsburgh Pirates +111 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction for this MLB Game on Wednesday, May 15th at American Family Field. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Pirates recent form and recent player performance 

-The Brewers recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Pittsburgh

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Milwaukee

-Recent betting trends in games played between St Louis vs Los Angeles

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Pirates and Brewers. 

Pirates Offense Looks to Bounce Back

The Pirates scored three runs on Wednesday but it wasn’t enough as they were defeated by a run. Nick Gonzales hit a home run and drove in two RBIs. The Pirates are averaging 3.76 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.36 runs per game. The offense is ranked 26th in the league while the pitching is ranked 16th. They are averaging 0.88 home runs per game which is 24th in the league. 

Joe Has Impressed This Season

Connor Joe has hit five home runs and driven in 20 RBIs. Getting the start for the Pirates will be Martin Perez who sits with a 1-2 record and an ERA of 3.60. In his last start against the Los Angeles Angels, he went five innings giving up eight hits and four runs. 

Brewers Look To Win Series 

The Brewers looked good on Tuesday and they were able to secure the 4-3 victory. Sal Frelick finished with a hit and two RBIs. Joe Ross got the start and he went five innings giving up two hits and two earned runs. The Brewers are averaging 5.09 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.29 runs per game. The offense is ranked 3rd in the league while the pitching is ranked 14th. They are averaging 1.19 home runs per game which is 5th in the league. Willy Adames is having a strong season hitting seven home runs and driving in 29 RBIs. Getting the start for the Brewers will be Robert Gasser who sits with a 1-0 record and an ERA of 0.00. The Brewers will meet the Astros after this series.

Milwaukee Brewers Player Prop Facts

  • Gary Sanchez has hit a home run in two of his last three appearances with the Brewers as favorites against the Pirates.
  • Christian Yelich has recorded two or more total bases in seven of his last eight appearances against NL Central opponents.
  • Christian Yelich has scored at least one run in each of his last six appearances in day games against NL teams that held a losing record.
  • Christian Yelich has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 10 home appearances against NL opponents.
  • Christian Yelich has recorded at least one Single in each of his last 10 appearances against NL opponents at American Family Field.
  • 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.
  • William Contreras ranks 3rd amongst qualified players for Batting Average (.352) this season.

Pittsburgh Pirates Player Prop Facts

  • Connor Joe has hit a home run in each of his last three appearances against NL Central opponents.
  • Oneil Cruz has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Pirates' last four day games.
  • Connor Joe has scored at least one run in each of his last five appearances against NL opponents.
  • Oneil Cruz has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 11 appearances with the Pirates as underdogs against NL Central opponents.
  • Oneil Cruz has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 11 appearances with the Pirates as underdogs against NL Central opponents.
  • Ke'Bryan Hayes has recorded at least one Single in four of his last five appearances in day games against teams that held a winning record.
  • Oneil Cruz has recorded a Double in five of the Pirates' last six games against NL Central opponents that held a winning record.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Milwaukee Brewers rank 3rd in the league for slugging percentage this season (.419).
  • The Milwaukee Brewers rank 3rd in the league for steals this season (55).
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates rank 4th in the league for walks this season (162).
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates rank T26th in the league for runs scored this season (161).

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction

This game is going to be lower scoring. Gassers has a perfect ERA of 0.00 and he’s going to step up again here. The Pirates are going to get another strong start from Perez here who also hits with an ERA of 3.60. Both of these offenses are going to have some issues getting any sort of offense going, and this game is going to end up lower scoring. Back the under to cash here with ease. 

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

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