Phillies vs. Brewers Prediction
The Milwaukee Brewers managed to win their last home series and now have a 1.5-game lead in the NL Central as they prepare to host the Philadelphia Phillies for three games starting tonight. Is Milwaukee going to continue its winning ways in the series opener?
Friday, June 15, 2018
Miller Park at 8:10PM ET
TV: FSWI (MIL)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Brewers are a -137 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Phillies are a +127 underdog, while the over-under sits at 8.5 runs. As of Friday morning, 51 percent of public bets are being placed on host Milwaukee. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Brewers shut out Cubs
After Chicago won the first game of the series in extra innings, Milwaukee rebounded with two straight wins including a 1-0 triumph yesterday to move its NL Central lead to 1.5 games. Jhoulys Chacin is now 6-1 with a 3.32 ERA after tossing six shutout innings. He gave up four hits, struck out seven and walked three. Corey Knebel picked up his sixth save as he struck out two in a perfect ninth. Lorenzo Cain provided the offense as he went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in the bottom of the third inning plus a walk.
Phillies win finale over Rockies
Vincent Velasquez had a no-hitter through six innings Thursday afternoon, giving up two earned runs on one hit with six strikeouts and two walks over 6 2/3 innings in a 9-3 win. Rhys Hoskins was 3-for-5 with a home run, a double, two runs and three RBIs to pace the offense. Odubel Herrera was 2-for-5 with a run. Carlos Santana finished 2-for-4 with a run. Nick Williams was 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk and two RBIs. Andrew Knapp finished 2-for-4 with a double and two runs.
MLB Betting Trends
The over is 7-3-2 in Arrieta's last 12 starts overall. Philadelphia is 2-6 in Arrieta's last eight starts.
The Brewers are 18-6 in their last 24 home games. The under is 7-3 in the last 10 Milwaukee games overall.
Milwaukee had yesterday off and remains at home, so they will be the more well-rested team. Arrieta has looked hittable as of late, while the Phillies offense has been inconsistent. Since Philadelphia had a big offensive effort yesterday, it will probably go cold against Suter today. Take Milwaukee here.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: MILWAUKEE BREWERS -137