Milwaukee Brewers at Atlanta Braves Betting Preview
The Brewers come into this game with a record of 62-42, and they have built up a big lead in the NL Central Division. Milwaukee can make some serious noise in the postseason as they have a dominant starting rotation.
Atlanta has gone just 51-53 on the year, and it has been a very disappointing year for the Braves. Despite the poor record, the Braves still trail the New York Mets by just four games in a wide-open NL East race.
The Milwaukee Brewers are the betting favorites at -157 for the second game of this series on Saturday night.
Woodruff Dealing For Brewers
Brandon Woodruff makes the start on Saturday night for the Brewers, and he has been one of the top pitchers in baseball this season. The overall record for Woodruff is just 7-5, but he has also pitched to a very impressive 2.14 ERA.
The bullpen for Milwaukee has also been extremely impressive, and they are able to shorten the games with a lead. If Woodruff is on top of his game on Saturday night, then it will be a tough matchup for the Braves.
Avisail Garcia leads the Brewers with 18 home runs and 63 RBIs, but he hasn’t always gotten much help. Milwaukee still needs to find more offense as the season moves along.
Braves Need Power
The Braves are slugging just .391 so far on the season, and that is in the bottom third of the league. Atlanta has to find some more power as the season moves along, and this team did make some big moves at the Trade Deadline that should help.
Austin Riley and Ozzie Albies are doing all they can to carry the Braves at the plate, and both will play a factor in this game. Riley leads the team with a .290 batting average, and Albies has a team-high 69 RBIs.
The Braves could slow down the Brewers’ offense in this game, but Atlanta is facing an uphill battle at the plate.
Braves Find Way to Win
Facing Brandon Woodruff is never an easy challenge, but the Brewers ace doesn’t always receive a ton of run support. Milwaukee put up nine runs on Friday night, but they aren’t always a great offensive team.
Atlanta is still in the playoff race despite a disappointing season, and the team should be re-energized by the moves the front office made. The Braves still have time to turn this thing around, and they will be a dangerous team to watch out for over the next few months.
The Brewers are clearly the better team, but that won’t be the case on Saturday night. Bet the Atlanta Braves money line as they find a way to scratch across just enough runs to pick up the victory.
Keep up with your latest MLB news coverage and betting pick previews at The Dunkel Index.