The San Francisco Giants have won seven out of their last nine games, with one of those losses coming Wednesday to the Minnesota Twins.
Now the Giants will head to Milwaukee for a Thursday evening affair at American Family Field. Are they a good bet versus the MLB odds to get back on track?
Giants Have Slip-Up
The Giants have been playing very good baseball in the past few weeks, though this 7-1 defeat against the Minnesota Twins was a surprising result.
They know what corrections they need to make to bounce back quickly. Manager Gabe Kapler said, “A good reminder that we have been playing good defense for the majority of the season, but that obviously wasn’t good enough.”
It didn’t help that they surrendered four errors, which gave up three out of the seven runs. Those who bet online should note that San Francisco hadn’t allowed that many runs in a game since May 13.
Brewers Riding Consecutive Shutouts
It’s hard enough to pitch a shutout nowadays, but the Brewers have now done so in consecutive games. Both of which were against the talented Houston Astros.
Pitcher Adrian Houser stepped up and delivered five scoreless innings while the offense smashed three home runs to lift them up on Wednesday.
Milwaukee took a 6-0 win over Houston on Tuesday, so their pitching has been quite strong. However, the Brewers have cashed on the MLB betting lines just three times in their last seven, so be careful getting too excited about this little streak.
Scott Alexander (4-0, 4.42 ERA) vs. (Julio Teheran (0-0, 0.00)
With Logan Webb dealing with some back tightness, San Francisco will start Scott Alexander, who might not remain on the mound for very long as he’s a reliever making a spot start. He hasn’t gone more than 1.1 innings this season.
For what it’s worth in terms of sportsbook lines, he’s posted a 4-0 record and a 4.42 ERA up to this point in the year.
Milwaukee will start right-hader Julio Teheran, who signed with the club on Tuesday after opting out of his minor league deal with the San Diego Padres.
Teheran, a two-time All-Star who hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2021, was 4-2 with a 5.63 ERA in eight starts for San Diego’s Triple-A affiliate this season. He pitched at least five innings in each of his last four outings.
Giants vs Brewers Head-to Head
These teams seem to match up well against one another. In the last three seasons, the Giants have won nine games and Milwaukee eight.
Giants vs Brewers Game Information
- Game: Giants (24-25) vs Brewers (27-22)
- Location: American Family Field, Milwaukee, WI
- Day/Time: Thursday, May 25, 7:40 p.m. ET
- Giants vs Brewers Live Stream: MLB.tv
Giants vs Brewers Betting Lines
If you’re looking at the total, roll with the over. The Giants are riding their bullpen while the Brewers don’t know what to expect from Teheran, who made only one start in the majors in 2021.
Pick: Over 9 (-120)
Given the uncertainty with the pitching matchup, live betting might be the best way to go here. Another option is to wait closer until game time once. Even if Teheran falters, Milwaukee’s bullpen has combined for seven scoreless innings in the last two games and seems to be up for the challenge.
Overall, though, the slight lean is to the Giants, who have been the better team over the last couple of weeks.
Pick: Giants (-126)