Braves vs. Brewers Prediction and Odds for Wednesday, May 18 (Bet on Burns and Fried to Dominate this Game)

Milwaukee Brewers v Atlanta Braves
Milwaukee Brewers v Atlanta Braves / Casey Sykes/GettyImages

The Milwaukee Brewers look to secure a series win and extend their lead in the NL Central when they close out a three-game series against the Atlanta Braves in Wisconsin.

The Brewers now hold a multi-game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in second place. They regained their footing after dropping a few games to the Reds and Braves last week by beating up on the Marlins over the weekend. With the lowly Nats next on the schedule, the Brewers will try to carry their momentum through Atlanta into the weekend. 

The Braves don’t look very sharp right now and are vulnerable to good pitching with a combined batting average of just .224. Unfortunately for them, quality pitching is exactly what they will be facing today. 

Here are the odds for this game, courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook

Braves vs. Brewers Odds, Run Line, and Total

Run Line

  • Braves: +1.5 (-190)
  • Brewers: -1.5 (+160)


  • Braves: +110
  • Brewers: -130


  • Total 8 (Over -115/Under -105)

Braves vs. Brewers Prediction and Pick

Corbin Burnes starts today’s series finale for the Brewers and is off to a fantastic start. Don’t let his 1-2 record fool you into thinking otherwise.

Burnes enters this game with a 1.77 ERA and 0.79 WHIP. Those numbers put him in sixth place and second place respectively. He also ranks third in the league in strikeouts with 57.

Burnes faced the Braves less than two weeks ago and allowed just one run in six innings of work. He struck out seven and walked just one. Problem is, betting on Burnes does have one unforeseen downside. The Brewers continue to let him down in terms of run support and average averaging just 2.71 RPG while he is on the mound. 

The Brewers' issues at the plate will be highlighted with Max Fried on the mound for Atlanta. He took a bit of a stumble last time out, but Fried is very talented and already shut the Brewers down once this year. He and Burnes went head to head earlier this month and Fried picked up the win after firing seven innings of one-run ball. 

I don’t want to pick one of these pitchers to side with today, so I’m going to side with both and take the UNDER. 

Pick: UNDER 8 (-115)

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