Padres vs. Brewers - 8/3/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (48-57) at San Diego Padres (46-61)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 3:40 pm (PETCO Park)
Junior Guerra (7-2) (2.70) vs. E Jackson (1-2) (5.46)
The Line: San Diego Padres +133 / Milwaukee Brewers -143 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Brewers and San Diego Padres play a rubber game early Wednesday afternoon.
The Milwaukee Brewers look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last nine games. The Brewers have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Milwaukee Brewers offense continues to pick up, and they’ve won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Jonathan Villar leads Milwaukee with 114 hits, Ryan Braun has 47 RBI and Chris Carter has 25 home runs. Junior Guerra gets the nod, and he’s 7-2 with a 2.70 ERA and 85 strikeouts this season. This will be Guerra’s second career game against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres could use a win after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The Padres have scored 11 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The San Diego Padres offense has been hit or miss lately, and they’ve won four of their last five games when scoring more than three runs. Wil Myers leads San Diego with 109 hits, Alexei Ramirez has 35 RBI and Derek Norris has 12 home runs. Edwin Jackson takes the hill, and he’s 1-2 with a 5.46 ERA and 15 strikeouts this season. Jackson is 5-7 with a 3.89 ERA and 67 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
The Brewers are 1-11 in their last 12 during game 3 of a series and 11-5 in Guerras last 16 starts. The Padres are 20-43 in their last 63 during game 3 of a series and 2-7 in their last 9 vs. National League Central. The under is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings.
The Padres have given up on the season with all of their moves and having Jackson on the hill doesn't exactly help matters. The Brewers offense has heated up and Guerra has been consistent all year. Look for the Brewers to win this series.