Milwaukee Brewers vs. Atlanta Braves - 8/11/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (43-70) at Milwaukee Brewers (49-62)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 2:10 pm (Miller Park)
R Hernandez (1-0) (5.40) vs. M Garza (3-4) (5.03)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -158 / Atlanta Braves +148 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
Headed our way Thursday afternoon, the Atlanta Braves and the Milwaukee Brewers will be finishing up their series from Miller Park.
The Braves bagged one-run wins in the first two games of this set, but on Wednesday Milwaukee struck back with a 4-3 result and a one-run win of their own. Atlanta had won four straight coming into that one.
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For Thursday’s game, the Braves will be rolling out RHP Roberto Hernandez. In his lone start this year against the Cardinals, Hernandez allowed six hits and three earned in five innings alongside four strikeouts for a victory. That gives Hernandez a tentative 5.40 ERA and 1.40 WHIP.
The Atlanta order boasts a pretty solid crew of hitters on the top end. Freddie Freeman leads the charge on 117 hits with 60 runs, 19 homers and 46 RBI. Nick Markakis has put up 115 hits with 45 runs and 61 RBI. Adonis Garcia is currently sitting on 90 hits with 35 runs and 39 RBI.
On the Brewers’ side, we’ll be seeing right-hander Matt Garza on the mound. Across 10 starts and a 3-4 record this year, Garza holds a 5.03 ERA with a 1.53 WHIP in 53.2 innings. Garza got a win his last time out, going 6.1 innings in Arizona with two earned on three hits.
The Brewers have a few noteworthy bats in their order as well. Jonathan Villar has hit 123 times with 41 RBI and 61 runs. Ryan Braun holds 113 hits with 56 runs, 19 homers and 57 RBI. As for Jonathan Lucroy, he’s got 101 hits currently, with 48 runs and 50 RBI to go along with them.
The Braves are 5-0 in their last five games following a loss, and 4-1 in their last five overall. Atlanta is also 5-2 in their last seven Thursday games, and 5-12 in their last 17 game fours of a series.
Meanwhile, the Brewers are 15-32 in their last 47 game fours of a series, and 5-11 in their last 16 Thursday games. Milwaukee is also 2-5 in their last seven overall, and 4-10 in Garza’s last 14 starts against the National League East.
The Braves are actually playing pretty good ball right now; they just need to juice their offense a little more. I’ll take Atlanta in another nail-biter victory.