Milwaukee Brewers at Atlanta Braves Betting Preview

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The Milwaukee Brewers will head south to SunTrust Park to play the Atlanta Braves. Fox Sports Net Wisconsin will be airing this NL matchup and the action gets going at 1:35 p.m. ET.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Atlanta Braves Odds

Vegas is listing Milwaukee (+110) as the underdog to Atlanta (-120). Bettors can gamble on the game’s total with odds sitting at even money (+100) for over 9 runs and -120 for under 9. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds sitting at -190 for the Brewers +1.5 runs and +165 for the Braves -1.5 runs.

The Brewers are 66-52 SU and have gone 61-58 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 9.8 units for moneyline gamblers, despite having lost 0.3 units ATS. Milwaukee is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven. The Braves, on the other hand, are 62-50 SU and 59-53 ATS. The team has gained 18.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 1.8 units ATS. Atlanta has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven outings and the total has gone over in four of those seven.

Braves games have had an over/under record of 55-52-5 in 2018. Milwaukee has an over/under record of 56-59-4.

Milwaukee’s pitching staff allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starters own a 3.91 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 7.74 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.75, along with a WHIP of 1.23 and a K-per-9 of 10.23.

Brewers hitters have slashed .248/.318/.415 on their way to 4.4 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.9 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

Milwaukee’s hitters have been led by outfielders Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain. Yelich is slashing .319/.382/.536 with 18 home runs, 60 RBIs, 79 runs and 14 steals, while Cain has a .298 average with eight homers, 30 RBIs, 58 runs and 20 steals.

In the home-team dugout, Atlanta’s pitching staff has allowed 4.1 runs per game overall in 2018. The team’s starting pitching staff has a 3.64 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.18 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 9.0 K/9.

The Atlanta hitters are putting up 4.8 runs per contest, including 4.4 per game over its last 10 games and 4.4 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .268/.288/.469 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

Outfielder Nick Markakis and first baseman Freddie Freeman have led the Braves’ hitters this year. Markakis is slashing .323/.388/.499 with 14 home runs, 70 RBIs and 64 runs scored, and Freeman’s line sits at .318/.398/.524 with 18 homers, 70 RBIs and 68 runs scored.

Milwaukee Brewers at Atlanta Braves Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has hit in five of Milwaukee’s last seven games.
  • Milwaukee fielders have committed five errors over their last five games, compared to two errors for Atlanta over its last five.
  • The Brewers have hit 17 home runs in their last 10 games, including 12 over their last five.