On the evening of May 13, 2024, the Pittsburgh Pirates are set to clash with the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field. The game, slated to begin at 7:40 PM, could see light rain affecting play. Starting pitcher Mitch Keller, with a 4.408 ERA, will take the mound for the Pirates, while Colin Rea, holding a 3.287 ERA, will pitch for the Brewers.

The Pirates are currently 11th in the 2024 NL Central Division, sporting a record of 18-23 (.440 WP). Across their last 10 outings, they’ve captured 4 victories but are coming off a recent loss. With a home record of 9-12 and an almost even road record of 9-11, the Pirates have amassed a total of 150 runs but have allowed 177. In the division, their status is less favorable, standing at third place with a 3-4 in-division record.

Conversely, the Brewers are placed higher at 4th in the division with a more robust 24-16 record (.600 WP). They have secured the top spot in divisional contests with an 11-6 record. Despite also coming off a loss, the Brewers show a slightly stronger recent performance, winning 5 out of their last 10 games. With a balanced home (10-8) and road (14-8) record, they have notched up 203 runs while conceding 168.

Examining the betting odds for this game, the Brewers have been marked as the favorites with a point spread of -1.5 and a money line of -139, indicating analysts expect them to win by more than one run. For the Pirates, the money line is set at +117, suggesting an underdog status. Bettors can also engage with an over/under line set at 8.0, leading to an anticipation of moderate scoring influenced by both teams’ recent performances and the pitching lineup for the game.