MLB Matchups  >>  Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers Preview 08/23/2014

The division rival Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers are set to renew hostilities on Saturday when they meet at Miller Park.

The Pirates will give the ball to starter Edinson Volquez in this one. Right hander Volquez is 10-7 this season with a 3.58 ERA.

Starting this game for the Brewers will be Wily Peralta. The right hander has a 3.32 ERA to go along with a 15-7 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Brewers listed as 153-moneyline favorites versus the Pirates, while the game's total is sitting at 8.

Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 8-3 result against the Brewers on August 22. Bettors who backed the Pirates at +133 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Pittsburgh:
Team record: 66-62
Pittsburgh is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games on the road
Milwaukee:
Team record: 71-57
Milwaukee is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Milwaukee's last 16 games at home
Milwaukee is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing Pittsburgh
Next up:
Pittsburgh at Milwaukee Sunday, August 24