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San Diego Padres vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 3/31/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Milwaukee Brewers (2-0) at San Diego Padres (0-2)
Date & Time Saturday March 31, 2018, 8:40 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: San Diego Padres +113 / Milwaukee Brewers -123 --- Over/Under: 8
TV Channel
FS1, FSSD
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MLB | Milwaukee Brewers (2-0) at San Diego Padres (0-2)
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The Milwaukee Brewers and San Diego Padres meet Saturday in MLB action at Petco Park.

The Milwaukee Brewers hope to complete the series sweep before returning home to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The Brewers made a big comeback late in the game, thanks to a Ryan Braun homer, as Milwaukee once again ripped the hearts out of Padres’ fans. Comeback victories can do wonders for a teams confidence, and the Brewers have to be riding high early this season. Lorenzo Cain leads the Brewers with five hits and one RBI while Travis Shaw and Domingo Santana have combined for six hits and one RBI. The Milwaukee Brewers haven’t started 3-0 since the 2006 MLB season. Brent Suter gets the ball, and he was 3-2 with a 3.42 ERA and 64 strikeouts last season. This will be Suter’s first career game against the Padres.

The San Diego Padres just can’t seem to finish a game and now just hope to salvage a series before the offensive powered Colorado Rockies come to town. The Padres could easily be an impressive 2-0 on the season, but they’re stuck with more disappointment and question marks heading in Saturday night. Freddy Galvis leads the Padres with four hits and one RBI while Jose Pirela and Manuel Margot have combined for five hits and one RBI. The San Diego Padres hope to prevent an 0-3 start for the second time in the last three years. Luis Perdomo gets the ball, and he was 8-11 with a 4.67 ERA and 118 strikeouts last season. Perdomo is 0-2 with a 4.35 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.

The Brewers are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series, 2-6 in Suters last 8 road starts and 6-0 in Suters last 6 starts. The Padres are 5-1 in their last 6 Saturday games, 1-4 in Perdomos last 5 Saturday starts and 1-4 in Perdomos last 5 starts. The Brewers are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in San Diego and 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.

The Milwaukee Brewers have to be riding high with confidence after how they won the first two games, and now they're throwing out a pitcher in Suter who had an ERA of 2.86 on the road last season. Luis Perdomo is somebody I have little faith in, as he gets hit hard more times than not. In fact, Perdomo had an allowed batting average of .285 last season overall, and a 4.73 ERA and an allowed batting average of .274 at home. In 55 at bats against this Brewers lineup, Perdomo is allowing a .382 batting average with four homers. No, thanks. The Brewers complete the sweep and start a season 3-0 for the first time in 12 years.

Pick:
Milwaukee Brewers -123

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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