Milwaukee Brewers vs. Atlanta Braves - 8/9/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (42-70) at Milwaukee Brewers (49-61)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
Tyrell Jenkins (1-2) (4.33) vs. W Peralta (4-7) (6.68)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -140 / Atlanta Braves +130 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers continue their series at Miller Park.
The Atlanta Braves have been at the bottom of the National League East standings but have been playing well the past week. The Braves continued to play well with Monday’s 4-3, 12 inning win at Miller Park giving them wins in five of six. Bravos starter Robert Whalen allowed all three runs over six frames while four relievers putting up zeros. Atlanta logged ten hits and walked twice with Nick Makakis and AJ Pierzynski going deep while Matt Kemp drove in a run and scored. Rookie Tyrell Jenkins draws his 6th start of the season when he faces the Brewers for the first time. The rookie has gone 1-2 so far with a 1.67 WHIP and 4.33 ERA over 35 innings.
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The Milwaukee Brewers can heat up without warning or turn cold which makes them tough to predict. The Brewers are cold right now and have now lost four of five. Brew Crew starter Zach Davies gave up three runs on eight hits including a pair of homers through seven frames before Carlos Torres gave up a 12th inning run to absorb the loss. Milwaukee managed eight hits and walked twice with Martin Maldonado cracking a two run bomb while Keon Broxton driving in a run. With Junior Guerra nursing a sore elbow, the Brewers turn to Wily Peralta for Tuesday’s start. Over 13 starts, Peralta has gone 4-7 with a 1.86 WHIP and 6.68 ERA.
The under is 8-2 in Atlanta’s last 10 Tuesday games and the Braves are 14-38 in their last 52 Tuesday games while going 29-62 in their last 91 road games. The under is 6-2 in Milwaukee’s last 8 Tuesday games and the over is 13-3 in Peralta’s last 16 home starts while going 19-7-2 in Peralta’s last 28 starts on grass. The under is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings. I’m hoping the Braves can keep rolling…