Atlanta Braves vs. Milwaukee Brewers
The Atlanta Braves and the Milwaukee Brewers face off on Tuesday for game two of their series. The Braves are -160 favorites over the Braves with an over/under run total set at 6.5.
The Atlanta Braves have ben streaky this season but on Monday they looked steady pounding the Brewers. Jason Heyward and Andrelton Simmons each had three hits and Justin Upton, Freddie Freeman, and Ryan Doumit each hit home runs as the Braves scored nine runs on 15 hits. Starting pitcher Mike Minor allowed five hits and two runs while striking out five over 6.2 innings to get the win and go to 2-2 for the season. For Tuesday’s game the Braves start Julio Teheran who has lost his last two decisions. For the season Teheran has allowed 43 hits and 15 earned runs while striking out 46 over 61.1 innings for a 2-3 record and a 2.20 ERA.
The Milwaukee Brewers are starting to look over their shoulders at the St. Louis Cardinals and they lost some of their lead on Monday losing in Atlanta. Ryan Braun and Khris Davis each hit home runs and Jonathan Lucroy had three hits as the Brewers scored three runs on seven hits. Starting pitcher Wily Peralta allowed nine runs and three hits, two earned, while striking out five over 5.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 4-3 for the season. For Tuesdays game the Brewers start Yovani Gallardo who has two losses and five no decisions in his last seven starts. For the season Gallardo has allowed 51 hits and 19 earned runs while striking out 39 over 55.2 innings for a 2-2 record and 3.07 ERA.
Atlanta is 13-4 in game two of a series, 4-10 at home against a right handed starter, and 5-1 in Teheran’s last six home starts. Milwaukee is 5-2 against a team with a winning record, 2-6 as an underdog, and 7-2 in Gallardo’s last nine road starts. Milwaukee is 2-10 in their last 12 games in Atlanta.
This price is simply too good to pass up on as the game looks tight but I am on the Brewers.
Milwaukee Brewers +140 Atlanta Braves