San Francisco Giants vs. Milwaukee Brewers Matchup

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The Milwaukee Brewers will play host to the San Francisco Giants at Miller Park. Fox Sports Net Wisconsin is in line to broadcast this NL showdown and the opening pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET.

San Francisco Giants at Milwaukee Brewers Odds

San Francisco (+160) is the underdog to Milwaukee (-170) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this game at 8.5 runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total stand at -125 for the over and +105 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the runline odds sitting at Giants +1.5 runs (-135) and Brewers -1.5 runs (+115).

The Giants have gone 68-74 SU this year and are 77-64 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 2.0 units for moneyline gamblers and 10.4 units ATS. San Francisco has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven. The Brewers, on the other hand, are 80-62 SU and 72-69 ATS. The team has gained 12.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline while earning 1.4 units ATS. Milwaukee has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the over has cashed in four of those seven.

Milwaukee games have had an over/under record of 69-68-4 in 2018. San Francisco has been a good under bet with a total record of 60-75-6.

Chris Stratton is getting the start for the visiting Giants. The right-handed Stratton is 9-8 with a 4.90 ERA and 91 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with two strikeouts and a 20.25 ERA against Milwaukee this year.

The Brewers are sending lefty Gio Gonzalez (7-11, 4.57 ERA) to the mound. Gonzalez has 126 strikeouts and 70 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.53. Gonzalez is 0-1 with seven strikeouts and a 7.56 ERA over two starts against San Francisco this year.

Milwaukee’s pitchers have yielded 4.2 runs per game overall this season as a unit. The club’s starters have an ERA of 4.00, a WHIP of 1.26 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.8. The bullpen has a 3.77 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 10.1 K/9.

The Milwaukee offense has put up 4.5 runs per outing, including 6.2 per game over its last 10 games and 6.4 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .241/.391/.370 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that span.

Outfielders Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain have led the charge for the Brewers’ hitters this year. Yelich is hitting .314/.379/.553 with 27 home runs, 85 RBIs, 96 runs and 16 stolen bases, and Cain is hitting .308 with 10 homers, 35 RBIs, 77 runs and 26 stolen bases.

In the other dugout, San Francisco’s pitching staff allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starters own a 3.98 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 7.21 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.66, along with a K-per-9 of 8.86.

Giants hitters have slashed .242/.307/.377 on their way to 3.9 runs scored per game in 2018, including 2.8 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (0-5 SU).

San Francisco’s offense has been sparked by outfielder Andrew McCutchen and shortstop Brandon Crawford. McCutchen is slashing .255/.357/.415 with 15 home runs, 55 RBIs, 65 runs and 13 stolen bases, while Crawford (.257/.324/.400) has produced 12 homers, 50 RBIs and 55 runs scored.

The Giants have gained 1.9 units and are 30-25 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has cashed in 26 of those games, compared to 27 that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Brewers have netted 15.2 units and are 56-49 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 47 of those games, as opposed to 54 that’ve cashed the under.

San Francisco Giants at Milwaukee Brewers MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in just one of San Francisco’s last seven contests.
  • The Giants have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games, including six over their last five.
  • San Francisco fielders have committed two errors over their last five games, compared to six errors for Milwaukee over its last five.
  • The Giants have lost seven of their last eight games SU while the Brewers have taken four of their last five.