Pirates vs Brewers odds, betting strains and possible pitchers


Avisail Garcia and Omar Narvaez high five

Milwaukee Brewers' Avisail Garcia, 24, is congratulated by teammate Omar Narvaez, 10, after scoring a double home run in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday, April 10, 2021 in St. Louis. (AP Photo / Jeff Roberson)

  • The Milwaukee Brewers are -275 home favorites against the Pittsburgh Pirates in an afternoon National League game scheduled for Wednesday, August 4th
  • NL Central's leading Brewers are 8-3 in their last 11 games
  • Only two NL clubs have had fewer road wins than the Pittsburgh 18

Nowhere is it generally going well for the Pittsburgh Pirates (41-66, 18-36 away). However, it goes particularly south when the Milwaukee Brewers (64-44, 30-25) face the enemy.

The Brew Crew has won four of the last five and 10 of 12 overall from Pittsburgh.

At home, the Brewers won 11 out of 15 against the Pirates. Overall, Milwaukee played seven out of nine games against all opponents. However, the Brewers are only 25-21 home favorites this season.

Pirates vs. Brewers odds

team Money line Running line total
Pittsburgh Pirates +235 +1.5 (+115) O 8.5 (-105)
Milwaukee Brewers -300 -1.5 (-135) U 8.5 (-115)

August 4th odds at DraftKings.

The first pitch is scheduled for 2:10 p.m. ET at American Family Field.

Roars against Peralta

0-0 Record 8-3
0.00 EPOCH 2.17
0.00 xERA 2.48
0.00 WHIP 0.87
0.00 SO / W ratio 3.09

One is the best thrower on his team this season. The other was his team's best thrower last season.

Milwaukee right-handed Freddy Peralta has already established a career high for victories. The NL Allstar leads the league in ERA (2.19), WHIP (0.87) and hits per nine innings (3.9).

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Peralta is also among the top 1% of the league in xBA (.157), the top 3% in WOBA (.225) and the top 4% in xERA (2.48), xWOBA (.244), xSLG (.267 ) and xWOBACON (.300). Peralta is also in the top 6% for the strikeout percentage (34.5).

In 13 games against Pittsburgh, including four starts, Peralta is 2-1 with 3.22 ERA. He has struck out 43 over 36.1 innings. He is 1-1 in three starts against the Pirates this season. Peralta beat Pittsburgh 12-0 in his last start on July 29th.

2021 Cy Young Odds Tracker

Last season, left-hander Steven Brault was named the Steve Blass Award winner. Awarded to the best pitcher on the team by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America.

Brault was 1-3 with a 3.38 ERA and 1.195 WHIP. He threw Pittsburgh's only full game of the season, a 5-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Just to put a brake on Steven Brault – yes, statically he had a solid season last year in his 42.2 IP. Let's also remember how it was used. There were only 22 PAs where he stood for the third time on the line-up. Put this in perspective:

– 𝐍𝐒𝟗 (@NorthShoreNine) July 29, 2021

He missed the entire 2021 season due to a strain on his left latissimus dorsi muscle in his back. In four rehab starts over 12.2 innings for AAA Indianapolis and Class-A Bradenton, Brault allowed seven hits, two runs and three walks. He posted a 0.789 WHIP and a 1.42 ERA.

Batting Average vs. Starting Pitchers

Brewers doughs Batting Average vs Brault Pirates Batters Beat average vs. Peralta
Willy Adames .000 Rodolfo Castro .000
Jackie Bradley Jr .000 Wilmer Difo .143
Lorenzo Cain .125 Phillip Evans .000
Eduardo Escobar 1,000 Ben Gamel .667
Avisail Garcia .000 Ke’Bryan Hayes .000
Omar Narvaez .000 Kevin Newman .500
Jace Peterson .000 John Nogowski 1,000
Manny Pina .077 Hoy Park .000
Tyrone Taylor .000 Michael Perez .000
Rowdy Tellez .000 Gregory Polanco .000
Luis Urias .500 Bryan Reynolds .364
Kolten Wong .300 Jacob Stallings .400

Brewer's second baseman Kolten Wong beats .300 (3-for-10) against Brault. The third baseman Luis Urias (1-for-2, .500) and the catcher Eduardo Escobar (1-for-1, 1,000) also show success when they play against Brault in extremely small sample sizes.

• RUN • Sac flies for Kolten Wong, giving him his 1,658,330. Career brought RBI against the Pirates. The third is 1-0.

– Dejan Kovacevic (@Dejan_Kovacevic) August 3, 2021

Pirates midfielder Brian Reynolds stands 4 for 11 (.364) when he takes on Peralta. Kevin Newman is 4-for-8 with a home run and six RBIs against the Milwaukee right-handed.

Catcher Jacob Stallings is 2-for-5 (.400), left fielder Ben Gamel is 2-for-3 (.667) and first baseman John Nogowski is 1-for-1 (1,000).

Pirates vs. Brewers Picks

Pittsburgh bounced back from 4-0 deficit for an 8-5 extra inning win over Milwaukee on Tuesday night. This ended a losing streak of four games against the Brewers. Pittsburgh had only collected 15 runs in their last nine games against Milwaukee.

The Pirates haven't won any consecutive Brewers games in three games, August 21-23, 2020. Pittsburgh has been open since Nov. Did not win any consecutive games in Milwaukee on September 1, 2018. That's a stretch of 21 games without winning two in a row.

I didn't have Brewers-Pirates as a potential game of the night, but here we are. pic.twitter.com/alC99sXBWa

– Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) August 4, 2021

Pittsburgh is the last in the NL in runs per game (3.64), home runs (85), slugging percentage (0.365) and OPS (0.672). Brault assumes that he will be in a tight field at his first start to the season. That could tax a bullpen in the third game in a series.

The Pirates are 15-39 in their last 54 games when they face an opponent from NL Central. Also, Pittsburgh is .269 (24-65) despite the club's last 89 street games.

Selection: Milwaukee Brewers (-300)

Robert Duff

Sports journalist

Sports journalist

As an industry veteran, Bob literally taught the Sports History course at Elder College. He worked as a sports columnist for Postmedia, appeared on several radio stations, was vice president of the Society For International Hockey Research in Ontario, and wrote 25 books.


As an industry veteran, Bob literally taught the Sports History course at Elder College. He worked as a sports columnist for Postmedia, appeared on several radio stations, was vice president of the Society For International Hockey Research in Ontario, and wrote 25 books.


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