Milwaukee Brewers (67-53) at Atlanta Braves (63-51)
|Date & Time||Sunday August 12, 2018, 1:35 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Atlanta Braves -127 / Milwaukee Brewers +117 --- Over/Under: 9
The Milwaukee Brewers and Atlanta Braves meet Sunday in MLB action at SunTrust Park.
The Milwaukee Brewers look for another victory after splitting their last 12 games. The Brewers have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Milwaukee Brewers have split their last 10 games when scoring more than one run. Christian Yelich leads the Brewers with 128 hits and 60 RBI while Lorenzo Cain and Travis Shaw have combined for 209 hits and 98 RBI. Chase Anderson gets the ball, and he is 7-7 with a 3.81 ERA and 100 strikeouts this season. Anderson is 2-0 with a 3.93 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
The Atlanta Braves also need a win here after splitting their last eight games. The Braves have scored 15 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Atlanta Braves have lost four of their last five games when scoring three or less runs. Nick Markakis leads the Braves with 145 hits and 74 RBI while Freddie Freeman and Ozzie Albies have combined for 270 hits and 130 RBI. Sean Newcomb gets the ball, and he is 10-5 with a 3.15 ERA and 116 strikeouts this season. This will be Newcomb’s first career game against the Brewers.
The Brewers are 6-13 in their last 19 road games, 0-4 in their last 4 Sunday games and 2-5 in Andersons last 7 road starts. The Braves are 10-3 in their last 13 Sunday games, 20-9 in their last 29 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Newcombs last 5 starts vs. National League Central. The Brewers are 8-18 in the last 26 meetings in Atlanta and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Anderson has been really sharp recently, allowing two or less runs in eight of his last nine starts, and he's been at his best at home where he's allowing a 2.59 ERA and .207 batting average. However, Newcomb has been one of the more consistent pitchers in the NL East this season, which includes allowing three runs in his last 20.2 innings. At home this season, Newcomb is allowing a 2.86 ERA and .191 batting average. The Brewers have also had their struggles on the road that are well documented in the second half of the season. I'll take the Braves and the cheap price.