Brewers vs. Braves Sunday Prediction
After splitting the first two games of the series, the Milwaukee Brewers and Atlanta Braves will play the rubber match at 1:35 p.m. ET on Sunday. Will Milwaukee pull off another upset when these clubs wrap things up today?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, August 12, 2018
1:35 p.m. ET, SunTrust Park
TV: MIL (FSWI); ATL (FSSO)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Braves as a -118 favorite. As of this writing, 67% 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’ Anderson lifted in fifth inning of last start vs. Padres
Chase Anderson was lifted after allowing four runs in 4 2/3 innings Tuesday against the Padres. Anderson was spotted a four-run lead in the first, but he gave up two in third, one in the fourth and one more in the fifth before being lifted. It's the first time in nine starts since June 17 that he's given up more than two runs. Still, since he's not pitching very deep into games and run support has been an issue, he's won just two of the nine starts.
Braves’ Newcomb superb over six innings vs. Nationals
Sean Newcomb fanned six while tossing six innings of one-run ball Tuesday, taking a no-decision in the Braves' 3-1 win over the Nationals. Newcomb was pitching on eight days’ rest after he threw 134 pitches in his near no-hitter and he certainly looked fresh in this one, holding his own in a head-to-head matchup with Max Scherzer. A Juan Soto solo homer was the only blemish on his record Tuesday, as he gave up just five hits and walked two. Newcomb went through a rough stretch but has now bounced back with three straight outings with just one run allowed. He’ll try to keep it going on Sunday at home against the Brewers.
MLB Betting Trends
The Brewers are 2-5 in Anderson’s last seven road starts.
The Braves have dropped four of Newcomb’s last five outings versus the National League Central.
The Brewers are 5-2 in their last seven games against the Braves and have won six of their last eight games overall when their opponent scores two runs or less in its previous contest. On the other side, the Braves are just 6-13 in Newcomb’s last 19 starts versus an opponent with a winning record and are 2-7 in his last nine home outings when facing a team with a winning record.
The Pick: Milwaukee Brewers +102