Atlanta Braves vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 5/24/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (18-26) at Atlanta Braves (12-31)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Turner Field)
J Nelson (4-3) (3.07) vs. J Teheran (1-4) (2.73)
The Line: Atlanta Braves -123 / Milwaukee Brewers +114 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWI, FSSE
Tuesday evening at Turner Field, the Milwaukee Brewers and the Atlanta Braves will be kicking off their series this week.
The Brewers are coming off a weekend series against the Mets. Milwaukee dropped all three games in that set by a combined four runs.
As for the Braves, they played against the Phillies this weekend. Atlanta won the first two games by a combined 9-1, then dropped the finale 5-0.
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Milwaukee will be going with right-hander Jimmy Nelson for Tuesday’s game. Over his nine starts and 4-3 record this season, Nelson has been decent on a 3.07 ERA with a 1.18 WHIP in 58.2 innings. On Wednesday against the Cubs, Nelson logged 7.1 shutout innings with five hits and four walks.
The Brewers batting order features a host of recognizable names on the top end. Ryan Braun has 49 hits with seven homers and 28 RBI for a .360 average. Jonathan Villar is also hitting well on 44 hits with a team-high 13 doubles for a .286 BA. Chris Carter has been the big swinger this season, bashing a team-high 13 homers with 25 runs and 31 RBI in total.
The Braves will be rolling out right-hander Julio Teheran in Tuesday’s starting role. Despite his tough luck 1-4 record, Teheran owns a 2.73 ERA with a 1.11 WHIP in nine starts and 56 total innings. On Wednesday against the Pirates, Teheran put up 7.2 scoreless innings of work with three strikeouts.
It’s not tough to find the bright spots on the Atlanta order. Freddie Freeman leads the team on 43 hits with 19 runs, eight homers and 15 RBI. Nick Markakis has a team-high 24 RBI and 39 hits with a team-high 12 doubles. Adonis Garcia is also playing pretty well with 27 hits and eight RBI for a .260 average.
The Brewers are 4-1 in their last five Tuesday games, and 4-0 in Nelson’s last four starts against the National League East.
As for the Braves, they’re 1-8 in their last nine game ones of a series and 10-3 in Teheran’s last 13 starts during game one of a series.
Offensively, there’s not much to get excited about on either team, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see the under come in here. I’ll also give an edge to the Braves thanks to Teheran’s solid play and Nelson’s high walk rates.