Milwaukee Brewers vs. Detroit Tigers Matchup

Victor TrejosArticles, Baseball, MLB

The Detroit Tigers will make a road trip to Milwaukee to take on the Brewers at Miller Park. Fox Sports Net Wisconsin will broadcast this interleague showdown and the game gets going at 8:10 p.m. ET.

Detroit Tigers at Milwaukee Brewers Odds

Oddsmakers are listing Detroit (+190) as the dog to Milwaukee (-210). The total sits at 8.5 runs and bettors can wager on either the over or the under for -110. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the most recent odds sitting at Tigers +1.5 runs (-115) and Brewers -1.5 runs (-105).

The Brewers are 92-67 straight up (SU) and 83-76 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 19.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 3.3 units (ATS). The Tigers have gone 64-95 SU this year and are 81-77 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 7.2 units for moneyline gamblers and 7.7 units ATS.

Milwaukee games have an over/under record of 75-80-4 in 2018. Detroit has been a good under bet with a total record of 68-82-8.

Right-hander Jordan Zimmermann is projected to start for the visiting Tigers. Zimmermann is 7-8 with a 4.31 ERA and 107 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Brewers this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Brewers are putting the ball in the hands of righty Zach Davies (2-7, 4.65 ERA), who has 46 strikeouts and 21 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.34. Davies did not record a start against the Tigers in 2017.

Milwaukee’s pitchers have allowed 4.1 runs per game overall this season as a unit. Its starters have a 3.93 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.52 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 10.3 K/9.

The Milwaukee hitters are putting up 4.6 runs per contest, including 5.9 per game over its last 10 games and 6.6 per game over their last five. The team has hit .257/.367/.447 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that span.

The Brewers’ hitters have been led by outfielders Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain. Yelich is hitting .321/.395/.583 with 33 home runs, 104 RBIs, 112 runs and 21 stolen bases, and Cain’s line is .310/.400/.421 with 10 homers, 37 RBIs, 87 runs and 30 stolen bases.

In the visiting dugout, Detroit’s pitchers have allowed 4.9 runs per game and its starters own a 4.58 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 7.42 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.46, along with a K/9 of 7.88.

Tigers hitters have slashed .242/.303/.380 on their way to 3.9 runs scored per game this season, including 3.8 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.6 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

Detroit’s offensive production has been sparked by outfielder Nicholas Castellanos and third baseman Jeimer Candelario. Castellanos is slashing .298/.353/.497 with 22 home runs, 88 RBIs and 85 runs scored, while Candelario is slashing .225/.317/.398 with 19 homers, 54 RBIs and 77 runs scored.

Detroit Tigers at Milwaukee Brewers Free Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • Detroit has recorded six extra-base hits over its last five games. Milwaukee has 16 XBH over its last five.
  • The Tigers have lost three of their last four games SU while the Brewers have taken six of their last seven.
  • Detroit has posted 19.4 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 19.6 over its last five.
  • The Tigers have hit five home runs in their last 10 games. The Brewers have hit 18 over their last 10.