Braves vs. Brewers Tuesday & Wednesday Picks

Jeff Grant

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 12:37 PM GMT

The Milwaukee Brewers have owned the Atlanta Braves at Miller Park in recent meetings, which provides the home favorite value in the betting market Tuesday. We preview today's matchup, as well as tomorrow's early game, to help you locate the best betting value.

Let’s take a closer look at the MLB betting odds for this National League matchup, with the first pitch scheduled for 8:10 p.m. ET.

 

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Atlanta has been shut out in five of seven games against Milwaukee dating back to last year, as it suffered a 2-0 defeat as -110 road favorites Monday, while going UNDER the betting total of 8.

The Braves have dropped nine of their last 10 games at this ballpark—scoring a total of 16 runs over that span. 

Over the last two-plus seasons, the franchise is 24-19 as road underdogs of +100 to +125.

 

A solid start
Milwaukee was certainly happy to pick up a win in its season opener, while the fan base also had the opportunity of welcoming back outfielder Ryan Braun, who was suspended for the final 65 games of the 2013 campaign.

Braun went 1-for-4, scored a run, stole a base and received numerous standing ovations, as he hopes to carry over a strong Spring Training into the regular season that saw him finish with a .417 average. 

MLB handicappers will find that the club is 25-23 in April the previous two seasons.

 

Wood
Braves starting pitcher Alex Wood finished his rookie year with a 3-3 record and 3.13 ERA, with opposing hitters batting .263 against him.

The left-hander was 1-1 with a 3.09 ERA in 15 games (five starts) away from home—serving up just one long ball in 35 combined frames. 

In three career relief appearances against the Brewers, Wood has tossed 2.1 scoreless innings and surrendered just two hits.

 

Lohse
Kyle Lohse went 11-10 with a 3.35 ERA in 32 starts during his first season with the Brewers—producing a team-leading 20 quality efforts along the way.

Milwaukee compiled a 17-15 record in his appearances a season ago, as he led the club in ERA and innings pitched. 

In 11 lifetime games versus the Braves, Lohse has tallied a 4-1 record and 4.26 ERA.

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Prediction
I’m going to recommend that readers back the Brewers as one of their MLB picks, as they’ve won Lohse’s last five starts versus NL East opponents. 

Free MLB Pick:  Milwaukee Brewers -116

 

Early Look at Wednesday’s pitching matchup

Braves starting pitcher Aaron Harang is 6-6 with a 4.19 ERA in 25 career games (24 starts) versus the Brewers, including a 5-2 mark and 4.86 ERA in 10 appearances at this venue. 

Brewers starting pitcher Matt Garza has tallied a 0-2 record and 6.43 ERA in three lifetime efforts against the Braves.