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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 7/23/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Milwaukee Brewers (52-47) at Philadelphia Phillies (33-61)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 1:35 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Junior Guerra (1-3) (4.77) vs. Jerad Eickhoff (1-7) (4.82)

The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -113 / Milwaukee Brewers +103 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSWI, CSPH

Headed our way on Sunday from Citizens Bank Park, the Milwaukee Brewers and the Philadelphia Phillies will be finishing up their weekend MLB series. 

On Friday, the Phillies won 6-1. In the Saturday game, Milwaukee was able to eke out a 9-8 win despite giving up seven runs between the seventh and eighth innings. 

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 7/23/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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For Sunday, the Brewers will be going with RHP Junior Guerra. In his 54.2 innings and 1-3 record this year, Guerra has a 4.77 ERA with 43 Ks and 32 BBs. 

Milwaukee has some solid hitters on their side. Travis Shaw came into the weekend with 96 hits, 55 runs, 21 homers and 69 RBI, while Domingo Santana had 95 hits, 57 runs, 16 homers and 51 RBI. On Saturday, Shaw and Santana combined for five ehits, three RBI and two runs. 

Over on the Phillies’ side, they’re going with Jerad Eickhoff on Sunday. In his 87.2 innings and 1-7 record this year. Eickhoff has a 4.83 ERA with 81 Ks and 35 BBs. 

Philadelphia has some solid bats as well. Odubel Herrera came into the weekend with 93 hits, 38 runs and 34 RBI; Freddy Galvis had 88 hits, 38 runs, 11 homers and 41 RBI. On Sunday, Herrera ripped a homer, four hits and three runs while Galvis had two hits. 

The Brewers are 16-5 in their last 21 during game three of a series, and 11-5 in Guerra’s last 16 road starts. Milwaukee is also 8-3 in their last 11 games versus a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30, and the under is 4-0 in the Brewers’ last four during game three of a series. 

Meanwhile, the Phillies are 4-1 in their last five during game three of a series and 4-16 in Eickhoff’s last 21 starts. Philly is also 0-4 in Eickhoff’s last five starts versus a team with a winning record and 0-4 in Eickhoff’s last four starts with five days’ rest. 

In a two-start span stretching from June to July, Guearra gave up 12 earned in 8.0 innings. Since then, he’s allowed four earned in 9.0 innings over two starts. As for Eickhoff, He had zero earned in 5.0 innings versus the Padres, but came back with five earned on six hits in 6.0 innings versus Miami. This game is kind of a toss-up, but I like the Phillies to eke out a win.

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