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Milwaukee Brewers at Atlanta Braves Betting Preview

The Milwaukee Brewers and the Atlanta Braves are set to start a three-game series in Atlanta on Friday. The Brewers are in first place in the National League Central. Milwaukee is 57-46, 1.5 games ahead of the Cincinnati Reds.

The Brewers have won six out of their last ten games. For Atlanta, despite the struggles, going 3-7 in their last 10, they sit at 64-36 on the season. The Braves are ten games up on Philadelphia in the National League East.

The Milwaukee Brewers are listed at +160, while the Atlanta Braves are at -190. If you like the run line, the Brewers are +1.5 at -120, and the Braves are even money at -1.5. The total is 9.5 runs.

Veteran Gets the Start for Milwaukee

Adrian Houser gets the start for Milwaukee. Houston is a 30-year-old from Oklahoma that holds a 3-2 record and a 3.86 earned run average. Houser has made 11 starts this season and thrown a total of 63 innings. In his last start, Houser went six innings, allowing six hits and three earned runs while striking out 10. That was against the Braves in a game Milwaukee won 4-3.

The Milwaukee Brewers have done their work holding off the Cincinnati Reds. The Brewers and Reds played a series to end the first half, a series to start the second half, then had six games and played another series. The Brewers won seven out of nine against Cincinnati. In the recent series, the Brewers scored just three runs per game to win the series.

Milwaukee got a great start from Freddie Peralta, who struck out 13 batters in the game. The Brewers have used great pitching all season which is why they rank inside the Top 10 in earned run average. Milwaukee’s starters have the 6th most quality starts on the season, with 46.

Chirinos On the Mound for Atlanta

The Atlanta Braves are going with 29-year-old Yonny Chirinos in this game. The 6’2 right-hander from Venezuela has made four starts this season and is 4-4 on the season. Chirinos has done most of his work out of the bullpen and has not started since July 5th.

The Braves have shown some struggles after their red-hot play earlier in the summer. The Braves have dropped three out of their last four and two in a row against the Red Sox. In the two games against Boston, the Braves allowed six runs per game. Pitching has not been an issue for Atlanta this season, as they are 4th with a 3.81 earned run average.

Ronald Acuna Jr leads the offense for the Braves. The slugger is hitting .327 on the season and has a .407 OBP. Matt Olson continues to slug the baseball, as he leads the National League with 32 home runs and also 80 runs batted in. The Braves lead all of Major League Baseball with a .487 slugging percentage.

Slug Fest in Milwaukee

Look for this game to have a ton of runs. It’s hard to predict who is going to win this game, so the bet we most is the over 9.5 runs. The Braves are going to score a bunch, and with a bullpen game, they should allow a bunch to the Brewers. Bet the over 9.5 runs in this affair on Friday to start the series.

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