|Written by Michael|
Bet on the MLBThe Atlanta Braves visit their former home tonight, when they travel across the Wisconsin border to Milwaukee and begin a 3 game set with the Brewers. Gametime in Miller Park is 8:10 ET.
Atlanta (81-60) maintains a firm grip on one of the two NL wild card spots and currently trails Washington for the NL East crown by 5.5 games with just over 20 remaining to be played. The Braves have won 5 straight off the strength of their pitching staff who has a 0.98 earned run average during the stretch. The streak began with 3 straight shutouts. The Braves swept the Mets over the weekend, winning Sunday 3-2 in 10 innings. They play well on the road posting a 41-28 W/L mark.
Milwaukee (69-71) has also played better lately, going 15-5 in their last 20. They happen to play very well in Brewtown with their home record matching Atlanta's road won/loss total of 41-28. The Brewers could be short handed in tonight's contest with both Ryan Braun and Corey Hart having to leave Sundays game with injuries. They are both questionable in the series opener with the Braves.
Tonight's pitching probables are southpaw Mike Minor (8-10, 4.58 ERA) for the Braves and righthander Wiley Peralta (1-0, 5.14 ERA) for the Brewers. Peralta was victorious in his first major league start versus the Marlins last Wednesday. Against left-handers, the Brewers are 21-18 on the season, and 1-0 in their last 10 games. Against righties, the Braves are 55-31 overall, and 5-1 in their last 10.
The Braves are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games, and 4-1 SU in their last 5 on the road. The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games, and UNDER in 4 of their last 6 away from home. Milwaukee is 15-5 SU in their last 20 games, and 5-0 SU in their last 5 at home. The total has gone OVER in all 5 of their last 5 games, but UNDER in 6 of their last 9 at home.
Between these two teams, Atlanta has gone 5-0 SU against the Brewers. The total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 7 games against each other.
Checking the odds on BetRoyal's sportsbook, Atlanta is favored on the road at a -$111, while the hometown Brewers are a +$101. As the favorite, the Brewers are 46-38 on the year, and 4-1 in their last 10 games. As the underdog, the Braves are 26-23 overall, and 1-0 in their last 10. The over/under of 8.5 runs is a -$115.
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