Brewers vs. Braves Friday Prediction
The Milwaukee Brewers are in the midst of a mini-slump and their timing couldn't be worse as they get set to take on an Atlanta Braves team that has won seven of their last 10 games. Will the Brewers cash tonight as a small favorite?
Game Snapshot & Odds
957 Milwaukee Brewers (-115) at 958 Atlanta Braves (-105); 8.5 runs
Friday, August 10, 2018
7:35 p.m. ET, SunTrust Park
TV: MIL (FSWI); ATL (FSSO)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Brewers as a -115 favorite. As of this writing, 71% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Braves to beat the Brewers on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Brewers' Peralta strikes out eight in win over Rockies
Freddy Peralta notched eight strikeouts while allowing two runs in six innings to record a win over the Rockies on Saturday. The Brewers' offense staked him out to a huge early lead and he was able to cruise through six frames in relaxed fashion. His only blemish was a two-run homer by Trevor Story in the fourth inning. He allowed just five baserunners: two hits, two walks and a hit batsman while fanning eight in the quality start. He improved his record to 5-2 with a pleasant 3.54 ERA through 10 starts. His strong 71:28 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 53 1/3 innings indicates his success is real and the 22-year-old can be relied upon down the stretch in fantasy leagues.
Gausman allows three runs in debut for Braves
Kevin Gausman gave up three runs in five-plus innings and took a loss as the Braves got shut out by the Mets on Saturday. This was a real pitchers' duel for the first five innings. Gausman allowed a run on a fielder's choice grounder in the second inning and was cruising along until stumbling in the sixth. In that frame, he allowed hits to the first three batters he faced and was relieved with the bases still loaded with nobody out. Reliever Shane Carle let two of Gausman's runners score before stifling the rally. It was not a bad showing for Gausman in his Braves debut after being acquired in a trade with the Orioles early in the week. Overall for the season he is 5-9 with a 4.47 ERA but is now in a much better position for him.
MLB Betting Trends
The Brewers are 7-3 in Peralta's last 10 starts and are 6-1 in their last seven games versus a right-handed starter.
The Braves are 8-3 in their last 11 games overall.
The Brewers are scuffling and have not fared well in Atlanta in previous meetings, where they are just 8-17 against the Braves over their last 25 cracks. Milwaukee is also just 3-9 in its last 12 games versus a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30 while the Braves have won six of their last eight games versus a right-handed starter.
The Pick: Atlanta Braves -105