Atlanta Braves at Milwaukee Brewers Matchup

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The red-hot Milwaukee Brewers will go for their sixth win in a row as they play host to the Atlanta Braves at Miller Park. This NL matchup can be viewed across the country on Fox Sports One and the opening pitch is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. ET.

Atlanta Braves vs. Milwaukee Brewers Odds

Atlanta (+125) is the underdog against Milwaukee (-135) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this game at 9 runs (-105 for the over and -115 for the under). The games current runline odds stand at -170 for taking the Braves +1.5 runs and +150 for the Brewers -1.5.

The Braves have gone 49-38 SU this year and are 45-40 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 16.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 2.9 units ATS. The Brewers, on the other hand, are 53-35 SU and 48-39 ATS. They’ve gained 15.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 9.1 units ATS.

Milwaukee games have an over/under record of 36-48-3 so far in 2018. The Braves have an over/under record of 42-39-4.

Anibal Sanchez will get the nod for the Braves. The right-handed Sanchez is 3-2 with a 2.89 ERA and 48 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Brewers this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Brewers will turn to righty Aaron Wilkerson (0-0, 15.00 ERA), who has three punchouts and zero walks to his name as well as a WHIP of 1.67. Wilkerson did not record a start against the Braves in 2017.

Milwaukee’s pitching staff has allowed 3.7 runs per game overall this season as a unit. Its starters have an ERA of 3.85, a WHIP of 1.21 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.8. The bullpen has posted a solid ERA of just 3.07, a WHIP of 1.21 and a K/9 of 10.4.

Milwaukee’s hitters have produced 4.4 runs per contest, including 4.6 per game over its last 10 games and 4.6 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .244/.314/.442 over its last five contests and is 5-0 SU during that stretch.

The Brewers offense has been led by Christian Yelich, who is slashing .286/.362/.465 with 11 home runs, 35 RBIs, 54 runs and 10 stolen bases.

In the visiting dugout, Atlanta’s pitchers have allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starters own a 3.57 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 8.78 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.20, along with a K-per-9 of 9.11.

The Braves offense has slashed .259/.329/.424 on its way to 5.0 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.8 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 3.6 per game over the teams last five outings (1-4 SU).

Nick Markakis has led Atlanta’s offense and is slashing .324/.389/.490 with 10 home runs, 58 RBIs and 53 runs scored.

The Brewers are looking for another win after a 5-4 victory in the prior game of the series.

Atlanta Braves vs. Milwaukee Brewers Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Brewers, ATS Winner – Braves, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The over has hit in four of Milwaukee’s last seven games.
  • The Braves have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games, including six over their last five.
  • Milwaukee has recorded 20.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 19.8 over its last five.