Milwaukee Brewers vs. Oakland Athletics - 6/7/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (25-32) at Milwaukee Brewers (26-31)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
Sean Manaea (2-3) (6.16) vs. Zach Davies (3-3) (5.07)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -128 / Oakland Athletics +118 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWI, CSCA
On Tuesday up at Miller Park, the Oakland Athletics and the Milwaukee Brewers will tangle in series-opening MLB action.
The A’s are coming off a weekend series against the Astros. Oakland was swept in that one, losing the three games 12-2, 6-5 and 5-2.
As for the Brewers, they just finished up with the Phillies in a four-game weekend set. Milwaukee won games one and three, but dropped Friday and Sunday’s game for a 2-2 series split.
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We’ll be getting another look at the Athletics’ Sean Manaea on Tuesday. In his seven starts this year alongside a 2-3 record, Manaea has put together a 6.16 ERA with a 1.53 WHIP in 38 total innings. On Wednesday against the Twins, Manaea managed a win with one run on five hits over six innings.
The Oakland batting order has had its ups and downs this year as you might think. Billy Burns has 50 hits with 25 runs and 12 steals to his credit. Steven Vogt also has 50 hits alongside 19 runs, 13 doubles (team-high) and 14 RBI. Khris Davis leads the team on 14 homers with 23 runs and 36 RBI but is still struggling a bit on a .234 BA.
The Brewers will be countering with right-hander Zach Davies on Tuesday. Over nine starts and a 3-3 mark this season, Davies holds a 4.53 ERA with a 1.31 WHIP in 49.2 total innings of work. On Wednesday against the Cardinals, Davies was great with eight shutout frames for his second victory in a row.
The top end of the Milwaukee order is a pretty well-rounded crew. Jonathan Villar leads the way on 62 hits with 31 runs and 25 RBI with 21 stolen bases. Jonathan Lucroy is right there as well with 61 hits, 30 runs and 28 RBI. Chris Carter leads the team with 14 homers and has 27 runs with 34 RBI, but has struck out 74 times on the way to a .222 BA.
The A’s are 13-3 in their last 16 interleague road games against a team with a losing record, and 13-6 in their last 19 against the National League Central. Oakland is also 5-16 in their last 21 road games, and 1-4 in Manaea’s last five starts after allowing five runs or more in their previous game.
As for the Brewers, they’re 4-0 in their last four home games against a left-handed starter and 4-1 in their last five games against a left-handed starter overall. Milwaukee is also 4-1 in their last five games following a loss, and 4-1 in Davies’ last five starts.
I’m not quite sure what to think about the A’s and the Brewers right now--neither looks too good. That said, I like Davies and the Brewers to get a home victory here.