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Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Preview 05/16/2013

The Milwaukee Brewers and the Pittsburgh Pirates will meet on the field at PNC Park on Thursday in a battle of division rivals.

Hiram Burgos will be the starting pitcher for the Brewers on this day. Righthander Burgos is 1-1 this season with a 6.86 ERA.

Starting this game for the Pirates will be Francisco Liriano. The lefthander has a 1.69 ERA to go along with a 1-0 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Pirates listed as 140-moneyline favorites versus the Brewers, while the game's total is sitting at 8.
In their last action, Milwaukee was a 3-1 loser on the road against the Pirates. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -112 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

CURRENT STREAK:
Milwaukee has lost 2 straight games.
Pittsburgh has won 2 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Milwaukee: 16-22 SU
Pittsburgh: 23-17 SU
MILWAUKEE MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 2-8
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

PITTSBURGH MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a win are 5-5


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 8 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games on the road
Milwaukee is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games

NEXT UP:
Milwaukee at St. Louis, Friday, May 17
Pittsburgh home to Houston, Friday, May 17