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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers 8/3/2023 Prediction, Analysis, and Odds

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers 8/3/2023 Prediction, Analysis, and Odds

On Thursday, August 3, 2023, at 7:15 PM ET, the Pittsburgh Pirates will face the Brewers in an MLB matchup at American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI. Having secured a victory against the Tigers in Tuesday night’s first game of their shortened interleague series, the Pirates came into Wednesday’s game riding a three-game winning streak.

On Wednesday, the Pirates held a 48-58 record and were in fourth place in the NL Central, trailing the Reds by 9.5 games for the top spot. They were also nine games behind the Brewers for the final wild card slot in the National League.

In Tuesday night’s game, the Pirates recorded eight hits, with Alika Williams contributing two. Llover Peguero added to the team’s triumph with his third home run of the year. The winning pitcher was Johan Oviedo (5-11), who pitched seven innings, allowing one run on six hits, two walks, and tallying five strikeouts. Closing out the game, David Bednar notched his 22nd save of the year, executing a flawless ninth inning with two strikeouts. The upcoming matchup against the Brewers presents an opportunity for the Pirates to continue their winning momentum and inch closer to a postseason spot.

In this game, Mitch Keller will be making his 23rd season start for the Pirates. So far this season, he has pitched 133.2 innings, resulting in a 9-7 record with a 3.97 ERA, a 1.212 WHIP, 40 walks, and 145 strikeouts. Unfortunately, Keller was unsuccessful in his most recent start against the Phillies at home on Friday night. He pitched for 5.2 innings and gave up two runs on six hits, three walks, and had eight strikeouts. As a result, the Pirates lost the game with a score of 2-1. Over his last three starts, Keller’s performance has been challenging, as he has a record of 0-3. During these three games, he pitched 16.2 innings, posting an 8.64 ERA, a 1.86 WHIP, six walks, and 16 strikeouts.

Regarding his history against the Brewers, this game marks Keller’s sixth career start against them. Across 25.1 innings pitched, he holds a record of 0-3 with a 4.62 ERA, a 1.382 WHIP, eight walks, and 28 strikeouts. Additionally, in three previous starts at American Family Field, Keller has a record of 0-2 with a 3.86 ERA, a 1.102 WHIP, five walks, and 24 strikeouts, totaling 16.1 innings of work.

  • The total went OVER in 10 of the Pirates’ last 15 games.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates are 4-2 SU in their last 6 outings.
  • Pittsburgh is 1-6 SU in their last 7 matches with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers 8/3/2023 Prediction, Analysis, and Odds

Before securing a victory in the middle game of their series against the Nationals in Washington D.C. on Tuesday night, the Milwaukee Brewers had suffered four consecutive losses. With a 58-50 record heading into Wednesday’s game, the Brewers found themselves one and a half games behind the Reds for the top spot in the NL Central. They were also in contention for the final wild-card spot in the National League playoffs. In Tuesday’s game, the Brewers managed six hits, and Brice Turang stood out with two runs and two RBIs, being the only player to achieve this feat. The team performed well with runners in scoring position, going four for eight. Freddy Peralta (7-8) earned the victory after pitching six innings, giving up three runs on six hits, two walks, and striking out seven. Devin Williams secured his 27th save of the year with a flawless ninth inning, including one strikeout.

As for the upcoming game, Adrian Houser will take the mound for the Brewers, making his 15th appearance and 13th start of the season. He has pitched 67 innings in the current season, holding a record of 3-3 with a 4.43 ERA, a 1.567 WHIP, 23 walks, and 52 strikeouts. In his most recent outing against Atlanta on the road last Friday, Houser faced difficulties as the Brewers lost 10-7. Over four innings, he surrendered six runs on eight hits and two walks and recorded three strikeouts. Looking back at his last three appearances, Houser pitched 15.2 innings and is 0-1 with a 6.89 ERA, a 1.66 WHIP, six walks, and 18 strikeouts.

This game will mark Houser’s 10th start against the Pirates and his 14th overall appearance. In 53.1 innings of work against them, he holds a 3-3 record with a 4.05 ERA, a 1.331 WHIP, 23 walks, and 35 strikeouts. Throughout his career, spanning 60 appearances with 42 starts, Houser has accumulated a 9-15 record with a 3.55 ERA, a 1.311 WHIP, 98 walks, and 203 strikeouts over 241 innings.

  • The total remained UNDER in 14 of the Brewers’ last 19 slug-outs.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
  • The total went OVER in 9 of Milwaukee’s last 13 matches with Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers. The MLB pick for this game is the Pittsburgh Pirates. Before the trade deadline, the Brewers weren’t very active due to previous troubles; Arizona’s purchase of Andrew Chafin to bolster the bullpen was their largest addition. Despite Houser’s recent problems, Milwaukee has the benefit of playing on their home field in this match. Despite losing his last three games, Keller did far better than in previous seasons. The Pirates improved after dropping their first five games after the All-Star break. In a game with average starting lineups, lean toward the better pitcher, which denotes backing the opposition. Pittsburgh will triumph, with a score prediction of 6-4.

MLB Starting Time: 7:15 PM ET

Location: American Family Field, WI

Date: Thursday, August 3, 2023

TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin

MLB Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates +113

MLB Totals: 8.5


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