Brewers at Diamondbacks 5/16/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Milwaukee Brewers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
MLB: 3:40 PM ESt
May. 16, 2018
Latest Odds : ARI -115 O/U. 9
On Wednesday, the Milwaukee Brewers (25-17, 1st NL Central) continue their series on the road against the Arizona Diamondbacks (24-17, 1st NL West) in a showdown between division leaders.
The two teams opened the series on Monday with Milwaukee winning 7-2. The loss was Arizona’s sixth straight. Tyler Saladino hit an in-the-park home run for Milwaukee after Arizona outfielder A.J. Pollock dove and missed the line drive. Pollock, who is the offensive statistical leader for the D-Backs, was injured on the play. Pollock suffered a sprained thumb was due to see a specialist on Tuesday. He is listed as questionable for Wednesday’s game, but that could change after his visit to the specialist.
Christian Yelich leads Milwaukee with a .299 batting average. Travis Shaw is the team leader in home runs with nine and RBIs with 23. Lorenzo Cain has a team high 40 hits. Milwaukee has a team batting average of .243 while opposing hitters are averaging .232 at the plate against Brewers pitching. On Wednesday, the Brewers will send Brandon Woodruff to the mound. The right-hander this season is 1-0 with an ERA of 8.03, 11 Ks and 3 BBs.
A.J. Pollock is questionable for the game but leads Arizona with a .293 batting average, 11 home runs, 33 RBIs and 44 hits. Arizona has a team batting average of .223, while opposing hitters are averaging .222 at the plate against Diamondbacks pitching. Arizona will send Matt Koch to the mound on Wednesday. The right-hander this season is 2-1 with an ERA of 2.43, 20 Ks and 8 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends:
Milwaukee has won 7 of its last 8 games on the road
The UNDER has cashed in 7 of Woodruff’s last 10 starts for the Brewers
Arizona has lost each of its last 5 games against right-handed starters
The UNDER has cashed in 6 of Koch’s last 7 starts for the D-Backs
Free Betting Pick: Milwaukee Brewers +105
Milwaukee looks strong here as A.J. Pollock will likely not play with a sprained thumb, and if he does he will be far from 100%. Milwaukee has won each of the last four starts by Woodruff on the road. Final Score Prediction, Milwaukee Brewers win high scoring game as underodgs today 7-5.