15* NL Friday Undervalued Underdog on Pittsburgh Pirates +114
Pittsburgh vs. Milwaukee,
08/31/2012 20:10 EDT,
Score: 3 - 9
Money Line: +114 Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh Pirates are showing great value Friday as an underdog to the Milwaukee Brewers. Pittsburgh still has a lot to play for with an NL Wildcard spot on the line over the last month. Milwaukee has nothing to play for at this point.
The Pirates also have the edge on the mound tonight. Jeff Karstens is 5-3 with a 3.47 ERA and 1.120 WHIP in 14 starts, including 1-1 with a 2.57 ERA and 0.857 WHIP in his last three.
Mark Rogers is 2-1 with a 4.28 ERA in six starts this season for Milwaukee. Karstens has been solid when facing Milwaukee, posting a 3.67 ERA and 1.167 WHIP in nine career starts against the Brewers.
The Pirates are 6-0 in Karstens' last 6 starts vs. National League Central. Pittsburgh is 4-0 in Karstens' last 4 starts vs. a team with a losing record. Take the Pirates Friday.