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Atlanta Braves at Milwaukee Brewers 10/9/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Milwaukee Brewers vs Atlanta Braves Odds & Info

Game Milwaukee Brewers vs Atlanta Braves
Date & Time Saturday October 9, 2021, 5:07 PM (EDT)
Location
American Family Field
Latest odds
MIL -128 ; Total 7.5
TV Channel
TBS

The first game of a Saturday MLB playoff doubleheader will feature a matchup between the Atlanta Braves and the Milwaukee Brewers. The Braves finished the regular season 11 games above .500 on the road and finished fifth in slugging percentage. On Friday, Atlanta went 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position and managed just four hits during a 2-1 road loss against Milwaukee.

Twenty-seven year old southpaw Max Fried (14-7 3.04 ERA) will head to the hill for the Braves in this contest. Atlanta has won Fried’s previous five starts and he has allowed six earned runs over his last 35 frames.

The Milwaukee Brewers won 45 of their 81 home games during the regular season and won the NL Central Division by five games. In the series opener, 1B Rowdy Tellez hit a two-run blast in the seventh inning to supply the Milwaukee offense. All-Star P Corbin Burnes struck out six batters across six shutout frames and did not factor in the decision for the Brewers. 

The Brewers will counter with All-Star righty Brandon Woodruff (9-10 2.56 ERA) on Saturday. Milwaukee has lost Woodruff’s last four starts and he has given up ten runs over his last 22 innings of work.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Braves are 22-8 in their last 30 road games.
  • Braves are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series.
  • Brewers are 0-5 in their last 5 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
  • Under is 10-3-1 in Braves last 14 vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Over is 9-0 in Brewers last 9 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.

Free MLB Pick:

Atlanta Braves +106

Milwaukee RP Devin Williams underwent surgery on his fractured right hand and will not pitch in this series. Through 161 games, Atlanta ranks 8th in OPS and 8th in runs scored. For the season, Milwaukee ranks 20th in OPS and 12th in runs scored. Take the Braves to even things up with a road victory. Final Score Prediction, Atlanta Braves win 5-3.

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