The Milwaukee Brewers and Philadelphia Phillies continue their series on Wednesday night in a game that will have a major impact on the playoff race in the National League. This series has featured a lopsided victory by each team.
Milwaukee has built up a massive lead in the National League Central and has been the feature of a number of MLB picks. Philadelphia is trying to play its way into the playoffs by way of either a Wild Card berth or winning the NL East.
After the Phillies won the first game of this series 12-0, Milwaukee bounced back with a convincing 10-0 win on Tuesday night. Phillies pitcher Zach Wheeler recently said of this team, “We have a resilient team here,” and Philadelphia will need to recover quickly on Wednesday.
The MLB odds for this matchup on Wednesday night have the Milwaukee Brewers as the betting favorites at -155
Phillies Streaky on Offense
The Phillies are a hard team to figure out on offense and the streaky nature of the lineup has really messed with MLB lines all season long. There is plenty of thunder in this lineup, but they haven’t always been able to do much hitting.
Bryce Harper leads the Phillies with 28 home runs and he is also sporting a healthy .301 batting average. Kyle Gibson will make the start and Philadelphia really needs him to take control. Gibson is 4-3 with a 4.66 ERA, but he has the potential to be one of the better pitchers in the league.
Starting Pitching Powering Milwaukee
The Milwaukee Brewers do one thing better than almost any team in baseball and that is receive great work from the starting rotation. Milwaukee owns a team ERA of just 3.45 and most of that work has been done from the starters.
Freddy Peralta will be on the mound and he has emerged as one of the top pitchers in baseball. Peralta is 9-4 with a 2.70 ERA and he will not be fun to deal with for the Philadelphia hitters.
Avisail Garcia has been the big bat for the Brewers, leading the way with 25 home runs and 79 RBIs. Milwaukee is another team that is inconsistent at the plate, but the Brewers have been really good at home since the beginning of July.
Brewers Beat Phillies Again
This will be one of the best games to bet online for Wednesday night as this is a potential playoff preview in the National League. The first two games in this series have both been blowouts, but this should be a much closer matchup.
Philadelphia wasn’t able to get anything going at the plate on Tuesday night and is facing one of the best pitchers in the NL. Don’t expect the Phillies to do much on offense.
Peralta is going to pitch well and Milwaukee’s offense will do enough to get the job done on Wednesday. Head to BetUS Sportsbook and take the Milwaukee Brewers -1½ runs over the Philadelphia Phillies in the third game of this series.