Philadelphia Phillies vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 6/3/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (25-29) at Philadelphia Phillies (26-28)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 3, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
J Nelson (5-3) (2.88) vs. Vincent Velasquez (5-2) (3.63)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -123 / Milwaukee Brewers +113 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Brewers continue their series at Citizens Bank Park with the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Milwaukee Brewers don’t have the firepower to challenge in the National League Central but they aren’t pushovers either. The Brewers have won consecutive contests on the strength of Thursday’s 4-1 victory at Philadelphia. Brew Crew starter Chase Anderson gave up the lone run on three hits over 5.2 frames to pick up the victory with three relievers holding the Phillies at bay. Milwaukee pounded out 12 with Chris Carter going solo while Jonathan Villar homered and drove in two.The Brewers are slated to send Jimmy Nelson to the hill to oppose the Phillies on Friday. Nelson has been outstanding with quality starts in four straight with five runs scored over 28.2 innings.
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The Philadelphia Phillies were making the National League East a three team race a few short weeks ago but have slowed since. The Phillies are now staring at defeats in nine of eleven following Thursday’s loss which also has the team staring at 4th place in the division. Phils starter Jerad Eickhoff gave up two runs on eight through 6.2 innings to absorb the loss with Jeanmar Gomez allowing two runs to put the game out of reach. Philadelphia was held to five hits with Maikel Franco going 2-4 with his 9th homerun. Vince Velasquez draws Friday night’s start against visiting Milwaukee who he will see for the first time ever. Valasquez took a 7-2 loss at the Cubs last time out with all seven runs given upon nine hits in 4.2 frames.
The under is 13-5-2 in Milwaukee’s last 20 overall and is 13-5-2 in their last 20 on grass while the over is 8-2 in Nelson’s last 10 Friday starts. Philadelphia are 4-9 in their last 13 Friday games and the Brewers are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings. Nelson might be the best Milwaukee has so I’ll back him at plus odds…