Brewers Vs Pirates: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 13, 2021

Written By Staff on August 13, 2021

The Milwaukee Brewers (70-46) meet the Pittsburgh Pirates (41-74) after Luis Urias hit a pair of home runs in a 17-4 win over the Cubs. It starts at 7:05 PM ET on Friday. Milwaukee (-190 to win) has Brett Anderson starting, while Pittsburgh (+160) counters Mitch Keller.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of August 12, 2021, 6:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Brewers vs Pirates Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Anderson (MIL) Pitcher Keller (PIT)
4 – 5 W/L 3 – 9
73.2 IP 57.1
3.54 ERA 7.06
1.240 WHIP 1.800
5.4 K/9 8.9
2.3 BB/9 5.0

Brewers Probable Starter Brett Anderson

  • The Brewers are sending Anderson (4-5) to the mound for his 18th start of the season. He is 4-5 with a 3.54 ERA and 44 strikeouts over 73 2/3 innings pitched.
  • His most recent time out was on Sunday against the Giants, when the left-hander went five innings, surrendering one earned run while giving up five hits.
  • The opposing Pirates offense has a collective .234 batting average, and is 23rd in the league with 890 total hits and last in MLB play with 412 runs scored. They have the worst slugging percentage (.362) and rank last in home runs (91) in all of MLB.
  • The Brewers have a 3-3 record in Anderson’s six starts this season when they were the moneyline favorite.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 12, 2021 at 6:51 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Pirates Stats vs Anderson

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Bryan Reynolds 11 .273 3 0 0 .273 .546
Kevin Newman 9 .000 0 0 1 .000 .000
Gregory Polanco 9 .000 0 0 0 .182 .182
Jacob Stallings 8 .375 3 0 1 .375 .875
Ke’Bryan Hayes 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Colin Moran 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
John Nogowski 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Rodolfo Castro 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Anthony Alford 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Wilmer Difo 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Pirates Probable Starter Mitch Keller

  • The Pirates will send Keller (3-9) to the mound for his 15th start this season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday, when he gave up four earned runs and allowed seven hits in five innings against the Reds.
  • The Brewers have scored 543 runs this season, which ranks 11th in MLB. They are batting .232 for the campaign with 144 home runs, ninth in the league.
  • His team has been victorious in 30.8% of the games he’s started as the moneyline underdog with a record of 4-9.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 12, 2021 at 6:51 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Brewers Stats vs Keller

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Kolten Wong 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
Omar Narváez 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000

Brewers Betting Trends

  • The Brewers score an average of 5.1 runs per game on the road compared to 4.2 per contest at home.
  • The Brewers rank 11th in runs scored with 543, 4.7 per game.
  • The Brewers have won 53 of the 88 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (60.2%).
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -190 or shorter, Milwaukee has gone 18-7 (72%).
  • Milwaukee has played in 116 games with a set over/under, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 52 times (52-55-9).
  • Milwaukee was the moneyline favorite for each of its last 10 games, and went 7-3 in those matchups.
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Pirates Betting Trends

  • The Pirates are among the lowest scoring teams in the league, ranking last with just 412 total runs (3.6 per game) this season.
  • They’ve scored 3.9 runs per game this season at home compared to an average of 3.3 per contest on the road.
  • The Pirates have entered the game as underdogs 107 times this season and won 37, or 34.6%, of those games.
  • Pittsburgh has a record of 15-21 in games where oddsmakers have them as underogs of at least +160 on the moneyline.
  • Games involving Pittsburgh have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 57 of 115 chances this season.
  • Pittsburgh has played as the underdog in 10 of its past 10 games and has gone 1-9 in those contests.

Brewers Players to Watch

  • Willy Adames is hitting .197 with six doubles, a triple, five home runs and 10 walks.
  • Adames enters this game on a six-game hitting streak. During that streak he is batting .346 with two doubles, two home runs, a walk and five RBIs.
  • Avisail Garcia has put up 69 runs batted in to pace his team.
  • Among the qualified batters in baseball, Garcia’s 69 RBI rank 17th.

Brewers Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Eduardo Escobar 370 .246 50 22 65 .298 .776
Avisaíl García 357 .266 52 20 69 .323 .799
Luis Urías 353 .249 58 16 55 .337 .790
Jackie Bradley Jr. 316 .180 32 6 29 .256 .550
Kolten Wong 286 .283 45 8 27 .342 .790
Omar Narváez 272 .290 46 11 39 .373 .836
Willy Adames 266 .297 47 16 48 .377 .933
Christian Yelich 240 .229 49 6 30 .363 .713
Tyrone Taylor 206 .243 29 9 36 .320 .757
Lorenzo Cain 149 .255 25 4 20 .329 .705

Pirates Players to Watch

  • Bryan Reynolds leads Pittsburgh in batting average (.306), home runs (20) and runs batted in (67) this season.
  • Reynolds ranks eighth in hits (125), 11th in AVG (.306), 18th in SLG (.532), and 10th in OBP (.383) among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Jacob Stallings has 65 hits and an OBP of .327 to go with a slugging percentage of .386 this season.

Pirates Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bryan Reynolds 408 .306 66 20 67 .383 .915
Kevin Newman 376 .218 34 3 24 .254 .539
Grégory Polanco 296 .199 33 11 32 .275 .626
Jacob Stallings 277 .235 29 8 42 .327 .713
Ke’Bryan Hayes 224 .250 27 5 23 .319 .707
Colin Moran 172 .285 13 6 27 .347 .795
Wilmer Difo 148 .257 15 3 15 .319 .711
Michael Perez 145 .159 14 7 16 .228 .587
John Nogowski 124 .234 14 1 13 .304 .619
Rodolfo Castro 63 .190 8 5 8 .250 .694

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