Brewers Looking to Bounce Back Against Marlins
With less than a week remaining in the 2022 season, the MLB Playoff odds have never been tighter in the NL Wild Card race. The Milwaukee Brewers are trying to snag the last spot as they host the Miami Marlins for game two of a series on Friday.
Miami has not played meaningful baseball games for weeks as this season started to fall apart quickly. The Marlins are just 65-91 overall this year, but they have been a much better team on the road this season.
Milwaukee comes into this game with a record of 83-73, but they have lost three of their last four games. The Brewers can still make the playoffs in the NL, but they can’t afford to take on any more losses.
The MLB lines for this game have the Brewers as the moneyline betting favorites at -180 over the Marlins.
Pitching Guiding the Marlins
The Miami Marlins might be having a rough season, but they continue to have a dominant starting rotation. Sandy Alcantara is the leader of that starting rotation, and he will take the mound in this MLB game.
Alcantara enters play on Friday night with an overall record of 14-8 to go along with an ERA of 2.32. Miami has a team ERA of 3.91 on the year, and they would have a much better record if they could find more offense.
Avisail Garcia belted a grand slam in the win on Thursday night, but the Marlins are a team without a ton of power. Miami has hit just 139 home runs this season, and they will have to find a way to score against Burnes.
Brewers Have to Find Offense
After a crushing loss on Thursday night, manager Craig Counsell said, “We still have an opportunity in front of us and got to come out and play a good game tomorrow.” Milwaukee Brewers needs to find a more consistent offense if they are going to sneak into the postseason.
The Brewers are hitting just .235 as a team this season, and they have had to rely on the long ball at times. Rowdy Tellez leads the way with 34 home runs, but the Brewers will need some of their other stars to step up in this game.
On Friday night, Corbin Burnes will be on the mound for this crucial game; he is 11-8 with a 3.11 ERA. Burnes is the reigning Cy Young Award winner, and Milwaukee needs their ace to deliver a huge start on Friday night.
Marlins vs Brewers Head-to-Head
The overall records between these two teams are not even, but the scores and odds from this head-to-head series paint a different picture. Both the Marlins and Brewers have picked up a pair of wins in the season series up to this point.
Marlins vs Brewers Game Information
- Game: Marlins (65-91) vs Brewers (83-73)
- Location: American Family Field, Milwaukee, WI
- Day/Time: Friday, September 30th, 8:10 p.m. ET
- Marlins vs Brewers Live Stream: MLB.tv
Marlins vs Brewers Betting Lines
S. Alcantara -R
C. Burnes -R
The odds in this chart are based on the time of publication. They are subject to change.
Marlins vs Brewers Prediction
You can usually get some helpful information when making MLB picks by looking at the starting pitching matchup, but not in this game. Both teams will have their ace on the mound in this one, and one run might be enough to come away with the win.
Miami was able to pick up a win in the series opener, but you can expect a much better overall effort from Milwaukee in this game. The Brewers can’t afford to take any more losses if they are going to reach the postseason, and they will find a way to get the job done against Alcantara.
Head to BetUS Sportsbook and take the Milwaukee Brewers -180 as they pick up a big win over the Miami Marlins on Friday night.