Brewers Are Second Best Team in MLB for a Reason
The Milwaukee Brewers are riding a four-game winning streak and have now become the second-best team in the MLB. Their success has come from their offensive dominance over opposing pitchers.
During their four-game winning streak, they’ve scored 40 runs, putting them atop the NL Central. Their offense should have no problem scoring, as they are 9-1 in their last ten games.
Brewers Can’t Afford Offense to be Off with Suspect Pitching, Defense
While the Milwaukee Brewers’ batting has gotten them wins, the starting pitching hasn’t been the greatest. They also have some fielding errors to clean up from their previous wins. They’ve committed four errors during their four-game streak, three of which came in their game on Friday against the Atlanta Braves.
Thanks to their offense scoring six runs, the mistakes didn’t cost them the game. However, the Braves did score off those errors. If the Brewers can’t improve their fielding, it might give the Braves a window of opportunity against them.
The good news for the Brewers is they have Corbin Burnes (1-1 1.93 ERA) starting in this game. He’s pitched 32.2 innings over five games with 43 strikeouts. Expect him to continue with his striking out of batters today.
Braves Can’t Find Rhythm in 2022
One thing holding the Atlanta Braves back is finding a rhythm. Their stats show they have yet to sweep any team they’ve faced in 2022. However, the good news for them is they’ve yet to be swept by any team.
With Max Fried (3-2 3.00 ERA) getting the start, they might sneak out with a win. But it won’t be easy, as the Milwaukee Brewers offense is taking no prisoners when they come to the plate. Fried will need to rely on his strikeout pitches, as he’s averaging nearly one strikeout per inning.
Fried has won the last three games he started, giving the Braves hope here. However, they need their batters to come through for them to win. In Friday’s game, the Braves only had three hits, two of which were solo home runs.
Brewers vs Braves Head-to-Head
The Milwaukee Brewers are a 1.5-run sportsbook favorite. This is their second meeting of 2022. However, in 2021, the Atlanta Braves held a 6-4 record over the Brewers.
The Braves also hold the all-time record in wins over the Brewers, making it seem like they might have a chance here.
Brewers vs Braves Game Information
- Game: Brewers (19-8) vs Braves (12-16)
- Location: Truist Park, Atlanta, GA
- Day/Time: Saturday, May 7, 7:20 p.m. ET
- Brewers vs Braves Live Stream: MLB.TV
Brewers vs Braves Betting Lines
Brewers vs Braves Prediction
With the way things are going for the Milwaukee Brewers, you’d think picking them is safe money. However, you might worry when you see their pitching has issues and their fielding isn’t the greatest. Because their offense has helped them win games, it comes down to a question of when their offense has that one poor game.
The Atlanta Braves usually win at least one game in any series. So on their side, you’d ask if this will be that one game they win. However, examining both teams’ stats against the run line might help.
The Brewers are 15-12 against the spread, while the Braves are 12-16. The Brewers have covered eight of the last 10 games, while the Braves only covered five. Taking the Brewers at -1.5 for +150 is the best bet when betting online and making your MLB picks and parlays.