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San Diego Padres vs. Milwaukee Brewers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/25/14

Milwaukee Brewers (72-58) at San Diego Padres (60-69)

MLB Baseball: Monday, August 25, 2014 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)

Kyle Lohse (R) (11-6) (3.180) vs. Eric Stults (L) (6-13) (4.533)

The Line: San Diego Padres +113 / Milwaukee Brewers -123 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSN-WI, FSN-SD

The Milwaukee Brewers and San Diego Padres play game one of a three-game series on Monday at Petco Park.

The Milwaukee Brewers have won six of their last nine games and are 14 games above a .500 record. The Brewers offense has picked up the pace, scoring four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Brewers have won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Ryan Braun has hit safely in seven of his last eight games and Scooter Gennett has seven RBIs in his last 10 games. The Milwaukee Brewers have an ERA of 3.65, which is 15th in the majors. Kyle Lohse takes the hill, and he’s 11-7 with a 3.49 ERA and has 114 strikeouts in 159.2 innings. Lohse is 6-4 with a 4.00 ERA in 12 career starts against the Padres.

San Diego Padres vs. Milwaukee Brewers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/25/14

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The San Diego Padres have lost five of their last seven games and are nine games below a .500 record. The Padres pitching staff has been a little shaky lately, allowing four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. Overall, the San Diego Padres have an ERA of 3.16, which is third in the majors, and they’ve lost 10 of their last 13 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Yasmani Grandal has homered twice in his last eight games and Rene Rivera has hit safely in six of his last seven games. Starting is Eric Stults, who is 6-13 with a 4.53 ERA and has 86 strikeouts in 135 innings. Stults is 0-0 with a 9.00 ERA in two career games against the Brewers.

The Brewers are 1-4 in Lohses last 5 road starts and 6-0 in Lohses last 6 starts vs. National League West. The Padres are 19-9 in Stults' last 28 home starts and 4-10 in Stults' last 14 starts overall. 

The Padres were relying heavily on their pitching to bail them out this season but now that's not even working. Give me the much better team for the cheap price. 

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Milwaukee Brewers -123

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