Milwaukee Brewers vs. Atlanta Braves - 8/8/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (41-70) at Milwaukee Brewers (49-60)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 8, 2016 at 7:20 pm (Miller Park)
Rob Whalen (1-0) (7.20) vs. Zach Davies (9-4) (3.81)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -163 / Atlanta Braves +153 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Braves visit Miller Park Monday to take the field with the Milwaukee Brewers.
The only thing we know about the Atlanta Braves is they are rebuilding and unpredictable. The Braves have been playing well with wins in three of four after knocking off St. Louis 6-3 on Sunday afternoon. Bravos starter Mike Foltynewicz gave up a run on six hits over six frames to even his record at 5-5. Atlanta logged eleven hits and three walks with Erick Aybar and Nick Markakis driving in two runs each while Matt Kemp knocked in a run and scored. Rookie Robert Whalen draws his second career start at Miller Park on Monday night. Whalen won his debut 8-4 versus the Pirates with all four runs scoring on four hits and four BB over five innings.
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The Milwaukee Brewers lone goal for the season is to play spoiler the rest of the season. The Brewers took one on the chin Sunday by a 9-3 count at Arizona on Sunday. Brew Crew starter Jimmy Nelson was hit hard with seven runs allowed (six earned) on seven hits and three BB through 4.1 innings to absorb the loss. Milwaukee mustered five hits and seven bases on balls with Jonathan Villar going deep and scoring three times while Orlando Arcia recorded an RBI. Zach Davies is scheduled to meet the Braves for the first time in his career on Monday. Davies has been consistent for the Brewers with a 9-4 record in 19 starts with a 3.57 ERA.
The Braves are 3-13 in their last 16 Monday games and the under is 17-7-1 in their last 25 road games while Atlanta are 28-62 in their last 90 road games. Milwaukee are 4-12 in their last 16 Monday games and the over is 9-4-1 in their last 14 Monday games while the Brewers are 8-1 in Davies' last 9 home starts. The under is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings. Davies has been very consistent and Whalen has just one start so…