Milwaukee Brewers (22-16) vs Arizona Diamondbacks (24-13)Date : 05/15/2018
Time : 9:40 pm EST
Location : Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Milwaukee Brewers vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Game 2 of a 3-game set between the visiting Milwaukee Brewers and the Arizona Diamondbacks will resume at Chase Field, in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday at 9:40 pm EST. The Milwaukee Brewers occupy the 2nd place spot in the NL Central while the Arizona Diamondbacks are currently in the top spot within the NL West division. This will be the 1st meeting of the year between these two teams, however, the Diamondbacks have won 4 of their last 7 games while winning two of the last 3 at Chase Field.
Milwaukee Brewers's Latest Performance :
The Brewers have won 3 of their last 5 games to where the O/U was 1-2-2. Recently, the Brewers were swept in a 4-game set against the Chicago Cubs on 4-29-2018, yet, recovered their form by winning a 3-game set versus the Cincinnati Reds on 5-2-2018. The Brewers followed up this series with a 3-game home series loss against the Pittsburgh Pirates on 5-6-2018 while tying a 2-game set versus the Cleveland Indians on 5-9-2018. They have, however, come out strong in the first 2 of a 4-game road set versus the Colorado Rockies by winning both games to go up 2-0. While they have been up and down all season, they hope to take this momentum with them as they will battle an Arizona team that is currently reeling and certainly looking for a win.
For the season, the Brewers are averaging 3.82 runs per game (28th) with a team batting average of .240 (20th), 43 homers (19th), and 27 stolen bases on the year (4th). Their pitching staff has an ERA of 3.58 (8th) with 327 strikeouts (17th), along with 11 quality starts (27th).
Lorenzo Cain (.292 BA on 137 AB), Ryan Braun (.231 BA on 121 AB), Travis Shaw (.246 BA on 142 AB), and Domingo Santana (.256 BA on 117 AB) have been the most consistent offensive weapons for the Pirates this season.
Chase Anderson (3-3, 45.1 IP, 20 R, 36 H, 10 HR, 16 BB, 30 SO, 3.97 ERA) and Jhoulys Chacin (3-1, 45 IP, 23 R, 44 H, 5 HR, 21 BB, 25 SO, 4.00 ERA) have been the bright spots for this Pirate staff. Zack Davies (2-3, 34 IP, 17 R, 31 H, 5 HR, 12 BB, 25 SO, 4.24 ERA) has also been solid on the mound this season for Pittsburgh.
Arizona Diamondbacks's Latest Performance :
The Arizona Diamondbacks come into this game losers of 3 of their last 5 games to where the O/U was 2-3. After winning a 3-game set with the defending champs Houston Astros, they tied a 2-game road set with the Los Angeles dodgers on 5-9-2018. They followed this series up with a loss in both games 1 and 2 of a home 4-game set against the Washington Nationals. Though they have been the picture of consistency for most of this young season, they are currently experiencing a losing skid to which they desperately need to halt.
For the season, the D’backs average 4.10 runs per game (21st) with a team batting average of .224 (30th), 43 homers (18th) along with 24 stolen bases (7th). Their pitching staff has an ERA of 3.09 (2nd) with 361 strikeouts (7th) along with 18 quality starts for the season (8th).
David Peralta (.300 BA on 130 AB) and A.J. Pollock (.296 BA on 142 AB) have been the offensive stars for the Diamondbacks thus far. Paul Goldschmidt (.216 BA on 139 AB) and Nick Ahmed (.216 BA on 145 AB) have also been solid offensively for Arizona this season.
Patrick Corbin (4-0, 51 IP, 12 R, 29 H, 6 HR, 13 BB, 67 SO, 2.12 ERA) and Zack Greinke (3-2, 48.2 IP, 20 R, 44 H, 7 HR, 6 BB, 53 SO, 3.70 ERA) have pitched the most innings for the D’backs this season while Fernando Salas (3-4, 18.2 IP, 10 R, 18 H, 1 HR, 6 BB, 13 SO, 4.82 ERA) has also been solid on the mound thus far.
How Milwaukee Brewers & Arizona Diamondbacks Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
For the season, Arizona is 21-17 ATS while the O/U is 16-20-2. On the other hand, the Brewers are 22-17 ATS while the O/U is 14-23-2.
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
This matchup will entail a seemingly surging Milwaukee Brewers team against a suddenly reeling Arizona Diamondbacks squad. While the Brewers have won 2-straght games, the D’backs have lost 3-straight and desperately need a win in which to stop the bleeding. The fact that the Diamondbacks have dominated this matchup at Chase Field in the past could very well be a good sign for them; However, the Brewers are looking to build from their newly found momentum, so, it will not be as easy to put them away on Tuesday.
Against The Spread Selection: Arizona Diamondbacks
My reason for the pick :
Despite their recent rough patch, the Arizona Diamondbacks have been the picture of consistently so far this season. It is for this reason that I feel as if they will somehow shake off their currently inconsistencies in which to get back in to the win column. I expect this to happen in game 2 as the D’backs will certainly come in focused on getting a much-needed win against a squad that they have certainly had their way with in the past.
Betting trends for Milwaukee Brewers:
- Betting Trends for Milwaukee Brewers
- The Under is 9-4-2 in Brewers last 15 games
Betting trends for Arizona Diamondbacks:
- Betting Trends for Arizona Diamondbacks
- The Diamondbacks are 13-8 in last 21 games
- The Under is 5-3 in Diamondbacks last 8 games