MLB Matchups  >>  Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Preview 06/29/2013

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

The Brewers will trot Donovan Hand out to the mound in this one. Righthander Hand has a 0-0 record and a 0.00 ERA this season.

It'll be Francisco Liriano toeing the rubber for the Pirates in this contest. Lefthander Liriano is 6-3 with a 2.30 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Pirates listed as 171-moneyline favorites versus the Brewers, while the game's total is sitting at 8.
Milwaukee lost its last outing, a 10-3 result against the Pirates on June 28. Bettors who backed the Pirates at -190 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

CURRENT STREAK:
Milwaukee has lost 3 straight games.
Pittsburgh has won 7 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Milwaukee: 32-46 SU
Pittsburgh: 49-30 SU
MILWAUKEE MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 1-9
After a loss are 6-4

PITTSBURGH MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 8-2
After a win are 6-4


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
Milwaukee is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games at home
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Milwaukee
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Milwaukee

NEXT UP:
Pittsburgh home to Milwaukee, Sunday, June 30