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The ice-cold Arizona Diamondbacks are trying to avoid losing their seventh in a row they play host to the Milwaukee Brewers at Chase Field. The first pitch is scheduled for 9:40 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Net Wisconsin is in line to televise this NL matchup.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Odds

Arizona (-155) is the favorite against Milwaukee (+145) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this night game at 8 runs. The odds for wagering on the games total sit at -110 for both the over and the under. You can also bet on the games spread with the runline odds standing at -150 for the Brewers +1.5 runs and +130 for the Diamondbacks -1.5 runs.

The Brewers are 25-17 SU and have gone 23-18 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 8.8 units for moneyline gamblers over the early part of the season and 3.3 units ATS. The Diamondbacks, on the other hand, are 24-17 SU and 21-19 ATS. They’ve gained 10.2 units for moneyline bettors and 2.4 units ATS.

Diamondbacks games have had an over/under record of 17-21-2 so far in 2018. Milwaukee has been a good under bet with a total record of 14-25-2.

Right-hander Jhoulys Chacin will get the start for the visiting Brewers. Chacin is 3-1 with a 4.00 ERA and 29 strikeouts. He has yet to face Arizona this year, but he did make three starts against the team in 2017, compiling a 1-1 record with a 5.21 ERA and 16 strikeouts.

The Diamondbacks are putting the ball in the right hand of Zack Greinke (3-2, 3.70 ERA), who’s got 53 punchouts and six walks as well as a 1.03 WHIP. Greinke only made one start against the Brewers in 2017 (0-1, 8.44 ERA and six strikeouts across 5.1 innings).

Arizona’s pitchers have given up 3.5 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. The teams starters have an ERA of 3.69, a WHIP of 1.22 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.7. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 2.55, a WHIP of 1.07 and a K/9 of 8.1.

Arizona’s hitters are putting up 4.0 runs per outing, including 2.7 per game over its last 10 games and 1.8 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .188/.238/.259 over its last five contests and is 0-5 SU during that stretch.

The Diamondbacks hitters have been led by A.J. Pollock, who is hitting .293/.349/.620 with 11 home runs, 33 RBIs, 23 runs and nine steals.

For the visiting squad, Milwaukee’s pitching staff allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.20 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 6.91 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 2.62, along with a K/9 of 10.15.

The Brewers offense has slashed .243/.313/.393 on its way to 4.0 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.4 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 6.0 per game over the teams last five contests (4-1 SU).

Milwaukee’s offense has been spearheaded by Lorenzo Cain. Cain is slashing .284/.389/.454 with five home runs, 13 RBIs, 24 runs and nine stolen bases.

The Brewers are coming off a 7-2 victory in the prior game of this series.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has hit in only one of Milwaukee’s last seven games.
  • The Brewers have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.
  • Arizona has recorded 15.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 14.6 over its last five.
  • The Brewers have won four of their last five games SU.