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Brewers at Diamondbacks - 8/5/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Milwaukee Brewers (48-58) at Arizona Diamondbacks (43-65)

MLB Baseball: Friday, August 5, 2016 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)

C Anderson (6-10) (5.13) vs. Braden Shipley (1-1) (4.77)

The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks / Milwaukee Brewers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: FSWI/FSAZ

The Milwaukee Brewers and Arizona Diamondbacks begin a three-game series Friday night.

The Milwaukee Brewers look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Brewers have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 12 games. The Milwaukee Brewers offense has picked up recently, and they’ve won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Jonathan Villar leads Milwaukee with 115 hits, Ryan Braun has 49 RBI and Scooter Gennett has nine home runs. Chase Anderson gets the ball, and he’s 6-10 with a 5.13 ERA and 81 strikeouts this season. This will be Anderson’s second career game against the Diamondbacks.

Brewers at Diamondbacks - 8/5/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Diamondbacks have allowed 32 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 5.04 and have lost eight straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 131 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 69 RBI and Jake Lamb has 23 home runs. Braden Shipley takes the hill, and he’s 1-1 with a 4.76 ERA and eight strikeouts this season. This will be Shipley’s second career game against the Brewers.

You guys know the rule by now; I don't pick the Diamondbacks under any circumstances. We're talking about a team that gives up five or more runs damn near every night for over 30 games. It's getting to the point where Arizona should consider allowing the fans to pitch. It's just downright ugly.

Anyway, the Brewers are the pick here by default, as Arizona is a team that's thrown in the towel and has the offseason on its mind.

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