MLB Betting Preview: Atlanta Braves at Milwaukee Brewers

MLB Betting Preview:  Atlanta Braves at Milwaukee Brewers

The enigmatic Atlanta Braves are heating up and playing good baseball at the moment. On Wednesday they’ll try to complete a sweep against the Milwaukee Brewers who until recently were the hottest team in baseball. The Brewers have been in the doldrums for most of the season but during the past couple of weeks have been almost unbeatable. That was until the Atlanta Braves came to town–the Brewers have now lost two straight. That’s not a huge deal during the course of a Major League Baseball seasons but the Brewers are a special case–Milwaukee has dug such a huge hole that they can’t afford any type of losing streak. The Brewers are 19 games out of first place and with the St. Louis Cardinals having lost their last two games they’ve missed out on a perfect chance to make up some ground on the divisional leaders.

The Atlanta Braves are in third place in the NL East but they’re well within striking distance of the division leading Washington Nationals. They’re just a half game behind the second place New York Mets and four games back of the Nationals. Atlanta has a long history of starting slow before heating up in the ‘dog days’ of summer and there’s a chance this might be happening here. Atlanta has won 7 of their last 9 games and their pitching staff is starting to come around. Atlanta has beaten up on the Brewers all season long winning 5 of 6 meetings including 2 of 3 in Milwaukee.

Both starters are first rate pitchers that have been struggling but could be returning to form. Michael Fiers starts for the Brewers today and Milwaukee has won his last three games as he’s posted a 1.35 ERA. Atlanta will counter with Julio Teheran who has a 4.60 ERA year to date but has been in solid form in his most recent outings. He’s got a 2.70 ERA and the Braves have won two of his last three starts.

We’ll take a shot on the Braves, primarily based on the price. The Brewers have been weak at home all year so there’s no reason for them to get any type of ‘home field advantage’. This is a coinflip and we’ll bet it accordingly.