Brewers vs. Diamondbacks - 7/25/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (40-57) at Milwaukee Brewers (41-54)
MLB Baseball: Monday, July 25, 2016 at 7:20 pm (Miller Park)
Braden Shipley (0-0) (0.00) vs. C Anderson (4-10) (5.50)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -133 / Arizona Diamondbacks +123 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Milwaukee Brewers begin a four-game series Monday night.
The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Diamondbacks have allowed 20 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in six straight games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 4.77 and have lost 11 of their last 14 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 122 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 63 RBI and Jake Lamb has 21 home runs. Braden Shipley will make his major league debut when he gets the ball here. Shipley was 24-27 with a 3.79 ERA and 362 strikeouts in his minor league career.
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The Milwaukee Brewers could also use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Brewers have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Milwaukee Brewers offense has picked up lately, and they’ve won five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Jonathan Villar leads Milwaukee with 104 hits, Ryan Braun has 45 RBI and Jonathan Lucroy has 13 home runs. Chase Anderson takes the hill, and he’s 4-10 with a 5.50 ERA and 69 strikeouts this season. This will be Anderson’s first career game against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 0-7 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 8-22 in their last 30 vs. National League Central. The Brewers are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 1-5 in Andersons last 6 starts. The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Milwaukee.
I don't trust either one of these teams or these pitchers. However, I trust a pitcher making his major league debut far less than anything else. I'll side with the Brewers at home if forced to pick. Although the best bet would be to leave this game alone.