Brewers Looking to Put Bow on Regular Season
The final day to bet on MLB during the regular season has come, and there is a full slate of action across the league. The Milwaukee Brewers host the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday afternoon, and the home team is looking for a sweep.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have not been in playoff contention for weeks as they just couldn’t keep up in the tough National League West Division. Arizona comes into the season finale with a record of 73-88 and has lost three straight games.
Milwaukee was on top of the NL Central Division for most of the first half, but couldn’t stay ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals. The Brewers head into the final game with a record of 86-75, and they were just recently eliminated from Wild Card contention as well.
The MLB lines for this game have the Milwaukee Brewers as the moneyline betting favorites over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Diamondbacks Couldn’t Deliver on Offense
The Arizona Diamondbacks had a number of shortcomings, but the lack of consistent offense was at the top of the list. Arizona comes into this game, hitting just .230 as a team to go along with 171 home runs.
Christian Walker is having a solid season for Arizona as he has belted 36 home runs to go along with 93 RBIs. There were moments when the Diamondbacks were swinging it well, but they just couldn’t be consistent enough.
Merrill Kelly comes into his final start of the season with a record of 13-8 and an ERA of 3.43 ERA. The Diamondbacks’ bullpen has struggled and that has pushed the team ERA to 4.27.
Starting Pitching Carrying Brewers
The Milwaukee Brewers have consistently had a great starting rotation, and they will have their best pitcher on the mound in this game. Milwaukee has a team ERA of 3.83, and Corbin Burnes will close out the season on Wednesday.
Burnes isn’t going to win another Cy Young Award, but he has gone 12-8 with a 2.98 ERA. Milwaukee hasn’t always been a great offensive team, and that will need to be an area of need heading into the off-season.
Milwaukee got to Zac Gallen on Tuesday night, and it was Garrett Mitchell that delivered the big blow in that one. After the game, Mitchell said, “It was a great job by the offense today to get his pitch count up early.”
Diamondbacks vs Brewers Head-to-Head
Looking at the scores and odds from this season series, the Diamondbacks and Brewers have won three games apiece.
Diamondbacks vs Brewers Game Information
- Game: Diamondbacks (73-88) vs Brewers (86-75)
- Location: American Family Field, Milwaukee, WI
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Oct. 5, 4 p.m. ET
- Diamondbacks vs Brewers Live stream: MLB.tv
Diamondbacks vs Brewers Betting Lines
M. Kelly -R
C. Burnes -R
The odds in this chart are based on the time of publication. They are subject to change.
Diamondbacks vs Brewers Prediction
Even though it’s the final day of the season, looking at the starting pitching matchups is a great way to make MLB picks. Both teams will have a talented pitcher on the mound in this game, but Burnes has been better than Kelly.
Arizona has been fading a bit down the stretch, and there is nothing but pride to play for in this game. Milwaukee wants to end the season with three straight wins and look ahead to the 2023 MLB season.
Head to BetUS Sportsbook and take the Milwaukee Brewers -1½ as they finish the season with a sweep over the Arizona Diamondbacks.