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Brewers vs. Phillies - 4/22/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies (7-9) at Milwaukee Brewers (7-9)

MLB Baseball: Friday, April 22, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)

Aaron Nola (0-2) (5.68) vs. Zach Davies (0-1) (19.31)

The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -118 / Philadelphia Phillies +108 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds


The Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers begin a three-game series Friday night.

The Philadelphia Phillies look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Phillies pitching staff has allowed four or more runs in five of their last six games, including 20 runs in their series against the Mets. The Philadelphia Phillies are 1-8 this season when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Maikel Franco leads Philadelphia with 14 hits, Freddy Galvis has six RBI and Ryan Howard has four home runs. Aaron Nola gets the ball, and he’s 0-2 with a 5.68 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. This will be Nola’s first career game against the Brewers.

Brewers vs. Phillies - 4/22/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Milwaukee Brewers could also use a win after losing six of their last 10 games. The Brewers have allowed five or more runs in six straight games, including 25 runs in a four-game series against the Twins. The Milwaukee Brewers have allowed no less than four runs in 10 straight games and are 5-8 this season when that’s the case. Offensively, Ryan Braun leads Milwaukee with 18 hits, Chris Carter has 13 RBI and Scooter Gennett has three home runs. Zach Davies takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 19.29 ERA and zero strikeouts this season. This will be Davies’ first career game against the Phillies.

The Phillies are 31-67 in their last 98 road games and 0-6 in Nolas last 6 starts. The Brewers are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. National League East. The Phillies are 0-7 in the last 7 meetings.

I have little confidence in either of these teams, as they both give up runs by the boatload. However, the Brewers are at home where they find ways to win. Nola also hasn't won a game in quite some time. Give me the home team and cheap line.

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