Game 2 of this four-game weekend series between the San Diego Padres and Milwaukee Brewers features easily the best pitching matchup on the slate today. Joe Musgrove goes for San Diego (30-21), while Corbin Burnes gets the ball for Milwaukee (33-20).
It looked as though Los Angeles left the window open in the West when they got swept by Pittsburgh, but the Padres still found a way to fly right into the glass. They saw the Dodgers lose three in a row and said “hold my beer;” promptly dropping four straight themselves.
The latest of which came last night, as Andrew McCutchen and the Brew Crew walked San Diego and their closer Taylor Rogers off. The Brewers entered the ninth down 4-1 before a 3-RBI triple from Jace Peterson and Cutch’s walk off single the next at-bat.
The Brewers lead the season series 3-1.
Here are the latest odds for tonight over at WynnBET Sportsbook
Padres vs. Brewers Odds, Run Line and Total
- Padres +1.5 (-175)
- Brewers -1.5 (+145)
- Padres +138
- Brewers -148
6.5 (Over -115 / Under -105)
Padres vs. Brewers Prediction and Pick
The Padres offense continues to struggle without Fernanado Tatis Jr. Outside of Manny Machado, they’ve gotten little to no production. Since the beginning of May, Luke Voit and Jurickson Profar are the only other Padres with an OPS over .700. The Robinson Cano experiment was a quick 12-day failure and they’ve moved on to searching for other answers in the lineup.
That being said, San Diego is still 8-1 in Joe Musgrove starts. He has a 1.86 ERA, striking out a batter an inning, only allowing 1.7 walks per nine, and has only allowed four home runs all year. He currently has the second-best odds to win the NL Cy Young award in the WynnBET Sportsbook (+700).
Who is the favorite you might ask? Corbin Burnes (+300) and his 1.95 ERA, nearly 11 K’s per nine innings, a career low WHIP of 0.820, and 11 walks he’s allowed in his 64.2 IP. Burnes faced this Padres lineup once this year, going six innings and allowing just one run in the Brewers 4-1 win.
The difference in this one is probably the Brewers lineup, which has been markedly better than San Diego’s. They come in with the ninth-best team OPS in baseball, compared to the Padres who sit in 23rd.
Runs will be at a premium in this one and Milwaukee has a better chance of getting a few.
Pick: Brewers -1.5 (+145)
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