Free MLB Pick: Brewers vs. Giants Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(79-52) Milwaukee Brewers vs. San Francisco Giants (84-46)
Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Time: 9:45 PM ET
Venue: Oracle Park, San Francisco, CA
Projected Pitchers: Woodruff (MIL) vs. Wood (SF)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Brewers TBD Giants TBD
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: TBD
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: TBD
The two first-place surprises in the National League get together for the second game of a four-game set on Tuesday. Milwaukee ace Brandon Woodruff will face left-hander Alex Wood.
The Brewers are 29 games over .500 since May 21. They are 26–13 since the All-Star Break. And that’s despite losing two out of three against Minnesota over the weekend.
No matter. Milwaukee has a comfortable lead in the NL Central and Brandon Woodruff going on Tuesday in San Fran.
Woodruff made his second National League All-Star Team this year and he ranks tenth in the league with 10.5 strikeouts per nine innings. He only walks just over two per nine, which explains some of why his WHIP is well under 1.00.
The Brewers don’t like scoring him runs, though. He’s only got eight wins on the year, despite having not missed a start. He got a no-decision against the Giants earlier this month with just one hit (it was a solo homer) and a walk in six innings.
It’s strange to see the Brewers having such a strong year and Christian Yelich at the end of their WAR leaderboard.
But the former MVP has struggled, relatively speaking, this season. His number have been up and down but they are trending up lately. He is riding an eight-game hitting streak into Monday’s opener in SF and has seen his OPS climb 45 points in the duration.
If Yelich were to get hot down the stretch, Milwaukee would become that much more dangerous.
San Francisco Giants
Like most of his teammates, Alex Wood has stayed healthy and pitched well for the first-place Giants this season.
He’s got 10 wins already and thrown over 125 innings with an ERA just better than the league average. He’s given up exactly two earned runs in his last three outings (a total of 17 innings).
Like the Brewers, the Giants lost two out of three over the weekend. They were against Atlanta, the third first-place team in the NL, but they are still atop the West.
San Francisco’s cushion isn’t what Milwaukee’s is, despite having the better record. The Dodgers are lurking just 2.5 behind but the Giants’ postseason prospects are secure. The goal is staying out of that wild card game now.
They host the Dodgers for the final three times this season over the weekend at Oracle Park but looking ahead and past the Brewers would be a mistake the Giants can ill afford.
After missing nearly all of June and then all of July, Evan Longoria is back on the Injured List here at the end of August due to Covid.
He shouldn’t be out much longer. The Giants could sure use his bat back in the lineup. He’s got a 142 OPS+ this season but only 199 plate appearances.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Brewers are 23-8 in their last 31 road games.
- Brewers are 40-14 in their last 54 games following a win.
- Giants are 20-7 in their last 27 games as a home favorite.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Prediction: it’s a pitcher’s duel.
Expect the total to be somewhere around 8.0 and feel comfortable enough taking the under here. Both bullpens are excellent and both starters have a good shot at holding the opponent under three runs.
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