Brewers at Athletics - 6/21/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (31-39) at Oakland Athletics (28-41)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 10:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
J Nelson (5-6) (3.92) vs. S Gray (3-6) (5.53)
The Line: Oakland Athletics / Milwaukee Brewers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Brewers and Oakland Athletics begin a two-game series late Monday night.
The Milwaukee Brewers could use a bounce back win after losing six of their last seven games. The Brewers have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Milwaukee Brewers have an ERA of 4.60 and have lost five of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jonathan Villar leads Milwaukee with 76 hits, Jonathan Lucroy has 35 RBI and Ryan Braun has 12 home runs. Jimmy Nelson gets the nod, and he’s 5-6 with a 3.92 ERA and 67 strikeouts this season. This will be Nelson’s first career game against the Athletics.
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The Oakland Athletics also need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Athletics have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Oakland Athletics have an ERA of 4.69 and have lost 10 of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Billy Burns leads Oakland with 59 hits, Danny Valencia has 27 RBI and Khris Davis has 16 home runs. Sonny Gray takes the hill, and he’s 3-6 with a 5.54 ERA and 53 strikeouts this season. This will be Gray’s first career game against the Brewers.
The Brewers are 5-2 in their last 7 games following an off day and 2-5 in Nelsons last 7 starts. The Athletics are 21-50 in their last 71 games following a loss and 0-4 in Grays last 4 starts. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Both of these teams have been hot garbage as of late, so trying to pick a winner between these two is as good as flipping a coin. Gray is probably due for a good performance, and Oakland is at home. So, I'll side with the A's if forced to pick here.