At 1:10 PM ET, the Pirates and Brewers face off in an NL Central matchup. This one is being played at American Family Field in Milwaukee, and the Brewers are the division leaders with a record of 25-17, while the Pirates are 3rd in the Central at 19-24.

Milwaukee is favored on the money line, with the odds sitting at -144 compared to the Pirates at +122. The over/under line is currently 8.5 runs, and BSWI will be televising this one.


The Pick: Milwaukee Brewers Moneyline -144

This game will be played at American Family Field at 1:10 ET on Wednesday, May 15th.


  • We have the Brewers winning by a score of 5 to 4
  • However, if you're looking for a run line pick, we like the Pirates to cover
  • As for an over/under pick, we have this game finishing with 9 runs and like the over

Despite being the slight underdogs on the road, the Pirates put up a good fight in the last game of this series against the Brewers. Pittsburgh had a two-run lead going into the 5th inning, but the Brewers scored four runs in the 2nd and picked up the 4-3 win.

Milwaukee's offense was led by Sal Frelick, Christian Yelich, and Brice Turang, as they were the only three Brewers hitters to have more than one hit. Frelick and Yelich each homered, while Turang scored the game's go-ahead run in the 5th.

Joe Ross got the win for the Brewers out of the bullpen, while Trevor Megill got the save. Quinn Priester had a rough outing for the Pirates, taking the loss.

Pirates Records & Stats

Pittsburgh is 19-24 overall this season, and they are 6.5 games behind the Brewers in the NL Central. The Pirates are 3rd in the division and have gone 4-5 in divisional games this year. The Pirates will be on the road today, and they are 10-12 on the road compared to 9-12 at home.

The Pirates have dropped two straight series and are 4-6-3 in series' this year. As the favorite, Pittsburgh is just 6-12 this year, but they have been better as the underdog at 13-12. So far, the Pirates have been .500 in their last ten games, going 5-5 overall.

The Pirates have been a solid bet on the run line this season, going 23-20 overall. They have been especially good on the run line as an underdog, going 18-7. They have covered in their last two road games and in six straight games as an underdog.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have played 42 games this season, and their games have averaged 8.1 runs per game. Their over/under record is 19-23, and their games have had an average over/under line of 8 runs. When the over/under line has been set at 8.5 runs, the Pirates' games have gone over 10 times and under 6 times. Only 7% of their games have had over/under lines set at 8.5 runs.

Martín Pérez gets the start for the Pirates today as he faces the Brewers on the road. So far this season, he has made eight starts and has a record of 1-2 with an ERA of 3.60. Looking at his overall numbers, Pérez has a WHIP of 1.40 and opponents are batting .276 this season. In his eight starts, Pérez has turned in three quality starts and is coming off an outing in which he gave up four earned runs in five innings of work. He finished with a no-decision in that outing. Pérez has given up at least one homer in three straight starts.

Heading into today's game, the Pirates offense is averaging just 3.7 runs per game (26th in the MLB). They have been even worse at home, averaging only 3.3 runs per contest. As a team, they are batting just .223, which is 23rd in the league, and their slugging percentage of .350 is also near the bottom of the league.

Oneil Cruz and Connor Joe have been swinging the bat well of late, with Cruz hitting .400 over his last five games and Joe going 4/12 with three homers in his last three games. Joe is also on a five-game hitting streak. For the season, Joe is batting .293 with a team-high 21 RBIs, and Cruz is hitting .271 with seven homers.

Brewers Records & Stats

Milwaukee is hosting the Pirates today with an overall record of 25-17, which has them leading the NL Central by 1.5 games over the Cubs. The Brewers are 12-7 against other teams in the NL Central. So far, they are 11-9 at home and have gone 14-8 on the road.

The Brewers have gone 12-8 when favored this year and are 8-5 when favored at home. Their overall series record is 7-4-2, and they are 5-5 in their last 10 games overall. Milwaukee won the series opener vs. the Pirates but dropped the second game and are now tied in the series 1-1.

When it comes to betting the run line, the Brewers have been a better option on the road than at home, where they are just 7-13 against the run line. Overall, they are 21-21 against the run line. They have been a better bet as the underdog, going 15-7 against the run line in those games. Their average run differential in wins is +3.6 runs per game, while their average run differential in losses is -3.2 runs per game.

When the Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates met on Sunday, the game's total runs fell under the 8.5 over/under line. This was the second time in three games that the combined runs total fell below the line. The Brewers have had a combined run average of 9.3 runs per game this season. The over/under record for Brewers games this season is 25-17, and when the over/under line has been set at 8.5 runs, the over has hit 16 times.

Robert Gasser is getting the start for the Brewers today, and he is coming off a strong outing in his first start of the season. Gasser picked up the win vs. the Cardinals, going 6 innings and striking out 4 while only allowing 2 hits.

William Contreras has been on fire of late for the Brewers, going 14/31 (.452) over his last eight games. He also comes into the game with a five-game hitting streak. For the season, he is batting .352 and leads the team with 30 RBIs. Rhys Hoskins has also been swinging the bat well, going 6/19 in his last six games, including three home runs. Hoskins is batting just .233 for the season but does have a team-high nine homers.

As a team, the Brewers are averaging 5.1 runs per game, which is 3rd in the league. They have been especially good at home, also averaging 5.1 runs per contest. Overall, they are the league's 5th ranked home run hitting team and have the 4th best team batting average in the league.