Brewers vs Phillies Picks and Odds


Christian Yelich Smacks a hit

Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich watches after hitting a double in opposition to the Chicago Cubs through the fourth inning of a baseball recreation in Chicago, Wednesday, April 7, 2021. (AP Picture/Nam Y. Huh)

  • The Milwaukee Brewers hit the street to face the Philadelphia Phillies within the first recreation of a four-game set Monday (Might third, 7:05 pm ET)
  • The pitching matchup options Adrian Houser for Milwaukee and Vince Velasquez for Philly
  • Learn beneath for a preview and betting prediction for the sport

The Milwaukee Brewers — coming off a 4-3 homestand that noticed them take three of 4 video games in opposition to the Los Angeles Dodgers — start a seven-game street journey Monday within the Metropolis of Brotherly Love. The Brew Crew will tackle the Phillies Monday in Philadelphia at 7:05 pm ET .

The four-game sequence begins with a pitching matchup between Adrian Houser and Matt Vince Velasquez.

Brewers vs Phillies Odds

Workforce Moneyline at FanDuel Runline Complete
Milwaukee Brewers -108 -1.5 (+155) O 9 (-108)
Philadelphia Phillies -108 +1.5 (-188) U 9 (-112)

Odds as of Might 2nd.

The Brewers had been smoked 16-4 by the Dodgers Sunday as L.A. averted a four-game sweep by Craig Counsell’s membership. Milwaukee beginning pitcher Alex Bettinger served because the group’s sacrificial lamb, giving up 11 runs (together with a pair of grand slams) in his huge league debut. However the thrill of capturing three tightly-contested ballgames in opposition to the defending World Collection champs previous to Sunday’s blowout loss ought to give the Brewers confidence heading into Philly.

Meantime, Joe Girardi’s group misplaced two of three to the Mets after an epic bullpen implosion Sunday and enter Monday’s tilt with the identical moneyline odds because the Brew Crew.

One other large think about Monday’s recreation — and shifting ahead for Milwaukee — is the anticipated return of two key cogs in its offense. Former MVP Christian Yelich hasn’t performed since April 11 on account of a decrease again pressure and Lorenzo Cain has been out since April 13 whereas recovering from a left quad pressure. Vince Velasquez will make his third straight begin after starting the 2021 marketing campaign within the bullpen.

Brewers’ Profession Stats vs Velasquez

Participant AB H HR RBI Ok AVG
Lorenzo Cain 6 4 0 2 0 .667
Kolten Wong 3 1 1 1 0 .333
Christian Yelich 19 5 3 5 2 .263
Keston Hiura 1 0 0 0 1 .000

Return of the (Former 2x Hitting) King

The Brewers have truly fared fairly properly with out Yelich within the lineup, sporting a 12-7 report in his absence. However the offense has definitely been affected. Milwaukee has scored 75 runs in these 19 video games, a 4-run per recreation clip.

Once you throw in the truth that Yelich has three house runs in opposition to Velasquez in 19 profession at-bats in opposition to the Philly hurler, Milwaukee has a definite benefit. Plus, if the Brewers additionally get Cain again — who owns a 4-for-6 mark in opposition to the 28-year-old,  Residents Financial institution Park may very well be rocking for the away group. One other huge issue may very well be Jacob Nottingham.

The 26-year-old catcher enters the sequence scorching — hitting two homers Sunday after being reacquired from Seattle earlier within the day. The Mariners had claimed Nottingham off waivers from the Brewers final week. However the backstop is again on the Brewers and doing harm.

Phillies’ Profession Stats vs Houser

Participant AB H HR RBI Ok AVG.
Andrew McCuthen 1 0 0 0 0 .000
Rhys Hoskins 3 1 0 0 0 .333
Bryce Harper 1 0 0 0 1 000
JT Realmuto 1 0 0 0 0 .000

Yo, Adrian

Adrians usually do properly in Philly — and judging by lineup historical past, Milwaukee’s starter is about up for achievement Monday. Sure, he’s solely confronted the primary 4 hitters in Philadelphia’s projected lineup a mixed six instances — however solely Rhys Hoskins has a success in opposition to the 28-year-old.  The righty has but to submit a top quality begin over the his first 5 outings of 2021. However Houser has additionally labored into at the very least the fifth inning in each look and has but to permit greater than three runs in any of them. Plus, Milwaukee has gained three of his 4 begins.

The Phillies obtained some encouraging information Sunday, with Bryce Harper getting his first begin since being hit within the face Wednesday. Harper went 1-for-4 within the 8-7 loss. Meantime, Didi Gregorius had not performed since he was hit within the ribs with a pitch on Wednesday. He delivered in an enormous manner Sunday, launching a three-run house run in defeat. The Phillies additionally obtained J.T. Realmuto again within the lineup as properly after lacking the final two video games with soreness in his left hand. The All-Star catcher went 0-for-4.

Finally, this one seems to favor the street group. I’m fading the Phillies on this spot.

Decide: Milwaukee Brewers Moneyline (-108)

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