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Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates 4/19/15 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds & Info

Game Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date & Time Sunday April 19, 2015, 1:35 PM (EDT)
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PIT -160 Total 7
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After a 2-8 start to the season, it may be time to rule the Brewers out of the playoffs even if there's still 152 games remaining. The Brew Crew soldier on in the final game of a three-game series against the Pirates at PNC Park on Sunday with both teams desperate for a win.

Ryan Braun's days as a franchise player aren't that far away in the rear-view mirror, but his play of late hasn't inspired hope that he's still in his prime. Braun is hitting just .226 this season with 2 RBIs, putting him on pace for just 30 runs batted in over the course of the 2015 season.
Pittsburgh big righty ace Gerrit Cole starts on the mound to close out the series, using all of his 240 pounds of torque to throw fire down the middle. His 14 strikes give him the sixth-most in the entire NL. His success on the mound hasn't been mirrored by success at the plate, however, since Cole has appeared in four at-bats and has yet to record a hit.

Recent Betting Trends

Brewers are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.
Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Pittsburgh.
Pirates are 20-8 in Coles last 28 starts as a favorite.
Brewers are 0-7 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series.

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Pittsburgh Pirates -160

The Pirates have the advantage on the starting pitchers side as the younger Gerritt Cole has looked very good this year and most of last year. Matt Garza might have the better experience but today he can't slow down the hot hitting Pirates. Final Score Prediction, Pittsburgh Pirates win 5-1.

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