Milwaukee Brewers vs. Philadelphia Phillies Betting Pick and Prediction
The Milwaukee Brewers (8-5) travel to the great city of Philadelphia to take on the Phillies (5-8) this Friday at the beautiful Citizens Bank Park.
The Brewers are bringing in a 4-game winning streak to this weekend series in Philly. This is a classic matchup of the underachievers vs. the overachievers. A Brewers team with a far lesser payroll and lack of bonafide stars, is outplaying the Phillies by a long shot so far in this young season.
The Phillies will be looking to get back on track and play up to their potential, and to make sure their fan base is satisfied after the last couple years of disappointment.
Brewers Looking to Keep Heating up With The Weather
Even with Christian Yelich off to a slow start, the Brew Crew keeps winning. Looking for their 5th consecutive victory tonight in Philly, they will be giving the nod to their young Dominican right-hander Freddy Peralta (0-1, 11.57 ERA) to start on the bump.
Peralta has had a tough start to his 2022 campaign but obviously has the stuff to be a starter in this league. He will be looking to get on track tonight. He is 0-2 with a 5.93 ERA in his career against the Phillies.
Yelich is the player to watch this weekend in Philly. Nice weather and a beautiful ball park is something so simple that can really change how a great player produces. The manager, Craig Counsell, has tons of confidence that Yelich is doing what he can to get back to being that productive hitter we all know he can be.
Phillies Trying to Find That Spark
Coming off a 7-game road trip where they were able to sneak away with two victories, one being in their last game against the Rockies, the Phillies are looking to ride that little momentum and heat up on this homestand.
Despite two more big off-season signings in Kyle Schwarber and Nick Castellanos, the Phillies have only won 5 of their first 13 games in their 2022 season. This is something that worries their fan base.
An unexpected player to watch is third baseman Johan Camargo. He is hitting .382 this season in 11 games.
On the mound, the Phillies are going with left-hander Ranger Saurez (1-0 5.87 ERA). The 26-year-old has had a decent start to 2022 with a solid last game against the Marlins where he pitched 5.0 innings and had two earned runs in a win.
The Phillies remain confident in their powerful lineup, knowing that everyone has the ability to leave the ballpark at any given time. Look for the long ball to come into play in this home series.
Phillies Need to Show Something
With the beefy lineup of the Phillies, they are due to break out of the slump they are in. Look for a lot of home runs and runs scored tonight.
I am taking the Phillies moneyline at -125. Also will be taking the over 8 runs (-105) and the run line for the Brewers at +1.5 (-200). It’s going to be a close game where the bullpen and late game hitting becomes a big factor.
This will be a great show for the fans and it will always be fun seeing these two MLB teams compete.