On the evening of May 14, 2024, the Pittsburgh Pirates are set to go head-to-head against the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field, starting at 7:40 PM under potentially overcast skies.

Quinn Priester will take the pitcher’s mound for the Pirates, entering the game with a 3.857 ERA. Opposing him will be Joe Ross for the Brewers, who brings a 4.750 ERA into this contest. Analyzing the 2024 NL Central Division standings, the Pirates find themselves in 10th place with a 19-23 record, achieving a 0.45 winning percentage. Despite a balanced 4-4 in-division record, they hold a modest 5-5 record in their recent outings and carry a slight momentum from a one-game winning streak. Away from home, they have a near-even 10-11 record.

Conversely, the Brewers are positioned better in the standings, ranked 4th with a 24-17 record, which translates to a more robust 0.59 winning percentage. Dominating in divisional matchups with 11 wins out of 18 games, they however recently faced a bit of a slump, losing two consecutive games. The Brewers maintain an impressive 14-8 performance on the road compared to a 10-9 at home setup.

As for the odds, they clearly favor the Brewers. The point spread is set at -1.5, with the over/under at 8.5 runs. Betting on the Brewers might seem safer as they have a home team money line of -160, compared to +134 for the Pirates, indicating the bookmakers’ confidence in a Brewers’ victory. These numbers are impactful for bettors considering the recent performance and current standing of both teams.