MLB Matchups  >>  Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers Preview 05/25/2013

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Miller Park.

The Pirates will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Jeff Locke in this game. Locke has a 4-1 record and a 2.73 ERA this season.

The Brewers will counter Locke with Michael Fiers. Righthander Fiers has a 10.80 ERA to go along with a 0-1 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Brewers listed as 130-moneyline favorites versus the Pirates, while the game's total is sitting at 8½.
Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Brewers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Brewers at -104 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

TEAM RECORDS:
Pittsburgh: 29-19 SU
Milwaukee: 19-27 SU
PITTSBURGH MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

MILWAUKEE MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a win are 3-7


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

NEXT UP:
Milwaukee home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, May 26