Free MLB Picks Today: Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates 6/17/23

Free MLB Picks Today: Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates 6/17/23
Sat 17th June 2023

The Pittsburgh Pirates (34-34) are on the road to face the Milwaukee Brewers (35-34) at American Family Field on Saturday. The Brewers took Friday’s series opener 5-4.

Julio Teheran went six innings, giving up two runs on one hit, to get the win, and Devin Williams picked up his 11th save with a scoreless ninth.

Blake Perkins went 2 for 3 with one run and two RBIs in the win. Carlos Santana was 2 for 4 with a home run and two runs for the Pirates.


Rich Hill (6-6, 4.23 ERA) is slated to take the mound for Pittsburgh. The Southpaw takes on the Brewers in back-to-back starts. He allowed four runs (three earned) over five innings on Friday, a 5-4 road defeat.

He took the loss, giving up three hits while striking out five and walking six. LHP Wade Miley (3-2, 3.60 ERA) will take the mound for Milwaukee.

It’s his first appearance of the season against the Pirates. Miley made two appearances against the Pirates in 2022, both as the starter, striking out nine and walking one over 11 innings (1-1, 0.82).

In his last start on May 16, Miley took a no-decision on the road against the Cardinals. He threw 1.2 innings and gave up one run on one hit, walking one, in the 3-2 win.


Over the last five games, Pittsburgh has averaged 3.4 runs a game, a small drop compared to their season average of 4.4. Against left-handed pitchers like Miley this season, the Bucs have a .766 OPS.

Rodolfo Castro is the team’s strongest performer against left-handers with a 1.110 OPS in 71 at-bats. Milwaukee is averaging only 3.8 runs per game in the last five, down slightly from 4.0 for the season.

The Brew Crew have a .643 OPS against left-handers in 2023, the lowest in MLB. With a 1.041 OPS over 56 at-bats, Joey Wiemer has been their best hitter against left-handers.


Pittsburgh is on a four-game losing streak away from PNC Park, bringing their record to 16-18 in 2023. The Bucs have scored 4.6 runs per game away from home while allowing 4.4 runs.

Milwaukee has gone 19-16 in front of their home fans this season, averaging 4.3 runs per game while surrendering 4.3. In the last 10 games between the NL Central rivals at American Family Field, Milwaukee is 7-3 with an average scoreline of 4.8-3.4.


The Brewers lead the NL Central by zero games over the Reds. The Pirates are second in the NL Central, zero games behind the Brewers.

SportsTips’ MLB Pick:

Pittsburgh Pirates (-115)

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