Arizona Diamondbacks (20-37) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (29-26)
June 4, 2021 8:10 pm EDT
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -195 / Arizona Diamondbacks +176 ; Over/Under: 8
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The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Milwaukee Brewers meet Friday in MLB action from Miller Park. This will be the second installment in a four-game series between these teams over the weekend. In the Thursday opener, the Brewers posted a three-run victory. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
Arizona played a series versus the Mets this week, winning Tuesday but falling in the other pair. In the Thursday opener against Milwaukee, the Diamondbacks coughed up four runs in the third inning and couldn’t catch up in a 7-4 loss. Starter Jon Duplantier put up 4.0 innings with four hits and five earned.
For the starting role Friday, the Diamondbacks will send Matt Peacock to the hill. This year over 11 games (three starts), Peacock is 2-1 with 21 strikeouts and a 1.07 WHIP across 28.0 total innings.
Over on the Milwaukee side, they played a couple of games versus the Tigers this week, winning Monday and losing on Tuesday. In the Thursday opener, the Brewers managed seven hits (and gave up 13) in the victory.
For the Friday starting pitcher role, the Brewers are going with Freddy Peralta. Over his 5-1 record this year Peralta has a 2.38 ERA with 83 strikeouts. He’s carrying a 37.2 percent strikeout rate this year.
Arizona is 15-37 in their last 52 road games and 1-4 in the last five in game two of a series. Arizona is 5-24 in their last 29 overall and 0-4 in their last four Friday games.
Meanwhile, the Brewers are 1-6 in their last seven Friday games and 3-9 in their last 12 versus a team with a winning percentage below .400. Milwaukee is 10-21 in their last 31 versus a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15 and the over is 4-1 in their last five in game two of a series.
PICK: I’m going to take a stab on the Diamondbacks. Peacock posted a win in his last start on Sunday, tossing six innings with two runs. He’s been pretty solid on the road this year, with a 0.79 ERA in 11.1 innings away from Chase Field. I like Peacock to post a quality start in this one and give Arizona a fighting chance to take the win.