Milwaukee Brewers vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/5/14
San Francisco Giants (60-51) at Milwaukee Brewers (61-51)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
Tim Lincecum (R) (9-7) (4.230) vs. Jimmy Nelson (R) (1-2) (4.304)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -119 / San Francisco Giants +109 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-BA, FSN-WI
The Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants begin a three-game series Tuesday at Miller Park.
The Giants have won four of their last five games and are 10 games above a .500 record. While everything may seem fine, the Giants offense has struggled, producing three or fewer runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Giants have lost seven straight games when scoring three or less runs. Hunter Pence has seven RBIs in his last four games and Pablo Sandoval has 12 hits in his last 10 games. Pitching wise, the Giants have an ERA of 3.35, which is fifth best in the majors. Starting is Tim Lincecum, who is 9-7 with a 4.21 ERA and has 116 strikeouts in 128.1 innings. Lincecum is 4-3 with a 3.97 ERA in 10 career starts against the Brewers.
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The Brewers have lost six of their last nine games and are 10 games above a .500 record. The issue for the Brewers during this stretch has been a lack of offense, as they’ve been held to two or less runs in five of their last nine games. The Brewers have lost 11 straight games when scoring less than four runs. Ryan Braun has five hits in his last three games and Aramis Ramirez has five RBIs in his last four games. Pitching wise, the Brewers have an ERA of 3.71, which is 14th in baseball. Jimmy Nelson takes the hill, and he’s 1-2 with a 4.30 ERA and has 22 strikeouts in 23 innings. This is Nelson’s first career game against the Giants.
The Giants are 1-4 in Lincecums last 5 road starts and 5-2 in Lincecums last 7 starts overall. The Brewers are 7-1 in their last 8 vs. National League West and 6-2 in their last 8 home games. The Giants are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Milwaukee.
it's hard to turn down Lincecum and the plus money, especially with the Giants on a little bit of a roll the past week. Give me the Giants.