Athletics vs. Brewers - 6/22/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (31-40) at Oakland Athletics (29-41)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 3:35 pm (O.co Coliseum)
Junior Guerra (3-1) (3.81) vs. Daniel Mengden (0-2) (2.25)
The Line: Oakland Athletics -119 / Milwaukee Brewers +109 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Brewers and Oakland Athletics meet again early Wednesday afternoon.
The Milwaukee Brewers could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Brewers have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Milwaukee Brewers have an ERA of 4.60 and have lost five of their last seven 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. Junior Guerra gets the nod, and he’s 3-1 with a 3.81 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. This will be Guerra’s first career game against the Athletics.
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The Oakland Athletics also need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Athletics have allowed 12 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Oakland Athletics have an ERA of 4.69 and have lost four straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Danny Valencia leads Oakland with 61 hits, Jed Lowrie has 19 RBI and Khris Davis has 16 home runs. Daniel Mengden takes the hill, and he’s 0-2 with a 2.25 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. This will be Mengden’s first career game against the Brewers.
The Brewers are 1-6 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 7-2 in Guerras last 9 starts. The Athletics are 2-6 in their last 8 Wednesday games and 0-5 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Both teams continue to be hard to trust, but the A's have the better offense and usually hit the ball well at home. We backed Oakland Tuesday and it paid off. Might as well take the home team again in this spot.