Milwaukee Brewers (87-55) vs. Cleveland Indians (69-70)
September 11, 2021 6:10 pm EDT
The Line: Cleveland Indians +155 / Milwaukee Brewers -213; Over/Under: +7
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The Milwaukee Brewers and Cleveland Indians meet Saturday in MLB action at Progressive Field. The Brewers look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Indians need a win after losing six of their last eight games.
The Milwaukee Brewers have scored 24 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Brewers have won five straight games when scoring four or more runs. Avisail Garcia leads the Brewers with 113 hits and 79 RBI while Luis Urias and Kolten Wong have combined for 214 hits and 106 RBI. Corbin Burnes gets the ball, and he is 9-4 with a 2.38 ERA and 196 strikeouts this season. This will be Burnes’ second career game against the Indians.
The Cleveland Indians have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last nine games. The Indians have lost eight straight games when scoring three or less runs. Amed Rosario leads the Indians with 143 hits and 50 RBI while Jose Ramirez and Franmil Reyes have combined for 211 hits and 161 RBI. Zach Plesac gets the ball, and he is 10-4 with a 4.53 ERA and 85 strikeouts this season. This will be Plesac’s first career game against the Brewers.
The Brewers are 8-1 in their last 9 during game 2 of a series and 37-15 in their last 52 Saturday games. The Indians are 1-4 in their last 5 Saturday games and 2-5 in their last 7 home games. The under is 5-1-1 in Brewers last 7 road games. The under is 4-0 in Indians last 4 overall. The Brewers are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings.
Burnes has been lights out all season long, and that includes allowing just 27 hits and nine runs in his last 38 innings. Plesac has allowed 41 hits and 22 earned runs in his last 39 innings. Throw in the fact the Brewers have been one of the more consistent teams in baseball over the last two months or so, and there’s only one option here. Give me the Brewers and the RL for max betting value.