Milwaukee Brewers vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 6/17/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (36-32) at Milwaukee Brewers (42-28)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 2:10 pm (Miller Park)
Aaron Nola (8-2) (2.27) vs. C Anderson (5-5) (4.13)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -101 / Philadelphia Phillies -109 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: NSPA, FSWI
The Philadelphia Phillies and the Milwaukee Brewers will be meeting up at Miller Park on Sunday to finish up their MLB series.
The Brewers got a big win Friday 13-2 to take game one, then on Saturday Philly tied the series 4-1.
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For the Sunday game, the Phillies will be going with RHP Aaron Nola. In his 91.0 innings and 8-2 mark this year, Nola has a 2.27 ERA with 90 Ks and 22 walks.
Tops in hitting for the Phillies this year is Odubel Herrera, who entered the weekend with 72 hits, 35 RBI and 29 runs. On Saturday, Herrera managed to go 0-for-5.
As for the Brewers, they’re rolling out Chase Anderson on Sunday. Over 72.0 innings and a 5-5 record this year, Anderson has a 4.12 ERA with 49 Ks and 28 BBs.
Milwaukee’s top hitter this year is Lorenzo Cain, with 71 hits, 42 runs and 24 RBI entering the weekend. On Saturday, Cain had one hit.
The Phillies are 2-5 in their last seven Sunday games and 4-0 in Nola’s last four starts with four days’ rest. Philly is also 8-2 in Nola’s last 10 starts and 2-8 in his last 10 road starts.
Meanwhile, the Brewers are 2-5 in their last seven Sunday games and 4-1 in Anderson’s last five home starts. Milwaukee is also 1-5 in Anderson’s last six Sunday starts and 5-2 in his last seven in game three of a series.
Nola has been very solid lately, and he’s sitting on four straight quality starts in which he’s given up a total of six combined earned runs. As for Anderson, he gave up 11 earned over a three-start stretch but one-hit the Cubs in 7.0 innings his last time up. Still, I like Nola here and I’m going with the Phillies.