Arizona Diamondbacks (20-39) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (31-26)
June 6, 2021 2:10 pm EDT
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -225 / Arizona Diamondbacks +204; Over/Under: -7.5
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The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Milwaukee Brewers meet Sunday in MLB action from Miller Park. This will be the final matchup in a four-game set between these teams over the weekend. The Brewers took the first two games on Thursday and Friday. In the Saturday game, the Brewers posted a two-run victory. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
Arizona didn’t have much luck in the first two games, falling 7-4 in the Thursday opener and 5-1 on Friday. In the Saturday matchup, the Diamondbacks had a 5-5 game after seven innings but couldn’t get it done in a 7-5 loss. Merrill Kelly lasted 6.0 innings with four earned on six hits.
For the starter role on Sunday, the Diamondbacks are sending out Caleb Smith. This year Smith is 2-1 with a 3.32 ERA and 42 strikeouts. This is his second start since returning to the Diamondbacks’ rotation.
Over on the Brewers’ side, they got a nice start out of Freddy Peralta on Friday with 7.1 innings and one earned on one hit. In the Saturday matchup, Milwaukee managed eight team hits and banged out the win with two runs in the eighth. Starter Brandon Woodruff went 5.0 innings with six hits and two earned runs.
For the Sunday starting pitcher role, the Brewers are sending out Corbin Burnes. Across his 52.1 innings of work this year, Burnes has 31 hits, 14 runs (13 earned), two homers allowed, seven walks, 81 Ks and a 2.24 ERA overall.
The Diamondbacks are 5-2 in their last seven in game four of a series and 8-3 in their last 11 Sunday games. Arizona is 14-38 in their last 52 road games and 5-26 in their last 31 overall.
Meanwhile, the Brewers are 4-0 in their last four Sunday games and 12-5 in their last 17 in game four of a series. The over is 18-8-2 in Milwaukee’s last 28 in game four of a series and 20-7-3 in their last 30 with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
PICK: I’m sticking with the Brewers in this one. Burnes started out the year on a tear with just one earned over four starts, but since then he’s given up 12 earned over his last five outings. The good news is that Burnes is coming off a nice 6.0 innings with six hits and one earned versus the Tigers, and his strikeout numbers are still pretty darn solid. I like Burnes to put up another good effort in a Milwaukee win here.