Leading up to game three of this National League battle, the Brewers (55-44, 27-22 home) will send Julio Teheran to the mound to take on the Braves (63-34, 31-15 away) and Bryce Elder. Find out who I like to come out on top in this Atlanta Braves vs. Milwaukee Brewers matchup in Milwaukee.
ATLANTA BRAVES VS MILWAUKEE BREWERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Milwaukee Brewers +1.5 Runs
This game will be played at American Family Field at 2:10 ET on Sunday, July 23rd.
WHY BET THE MILWAUKEE BREWERS:
- In their previous five games, the Brewers are 4-1 vs. the runline.
- The Braves are just 2-3 vs. the runline in their last five road games.
- The Braves are just 1-2 in Bryce Elder’s last five starts.
ATLANTA BRAVES LOOKING TO EXTEND NL EAST LEAD
For the season, the Braves are 63-34 overall, including going 31-15 on the road and 32-19 at home. When looking at their overall series record, Atlanta is above .500 at 22-7-2. In the NL East, the Braves are currently 1st.
Bryce Elder has been a force to be reckoned with in the 2023 season, boasting a 7-2 record and an ERA of 3.31 across 19 outings. His WHIP stands at 1.24 and he has allowed an OBP of .303, but it’s worth noting that he has given up a home run in each of his last two appearances. Elder’s strikeout to walk ratio is 84/35.
Bryce Elder’s most recent start was a tough one, as he allowed seven runs in 2 2/3 innings of work. Despite the rough outing, he did not factor into the decision as the Braves dropped a 16-13 slugfest to the Diamondbacks.
Having gone deep 9 times in their last five games, the Braves are 3rd in that span. At 5.6 runs per game, Atlanta is 3rd in the league. This figure has come on a team batting average of .267 while hitting a total of 185 home runs (1st).
Over the past five games, Austin Riley has been on fire for the Braves, leading the team in hits and batting an impressive .470. This season, he is hitting .273 and has 61 RBIs.
WILL THE MILWAUKEE BREWERS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
The Brewers take on the Braves sitting in first place in NL Central on an overall record of 55-44. Overall, they have played in 31 series, going 17-13-1. This season, they have put together a 28-22 record on the road and 27-22 at home.
Julio Teheran has had an up-and-down season for the Brewers, boasting a 2-4 record in nine starts. His ERA stands at 4.01, with a K/9 of 6.1 and FIP of 4.75, while opponents have managed to hit just .273 against him.
After suffering a defeat to the Phillies, Julio Teheran was unable to contain the opposition, yielding four runs on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings of work.
The Brewers’ offense comes into today’s game with a collective batting average of .232 and are averaging 4.2 runs per game for the season. Looking at their ten most recent games, Milwaukee has gone deep eight times, which is ranked 13th in that time. To date, the team’s OPS is .687 to go along with an on base percentage of .311.
Christian Yelich has been a major contributor to the Brewers’ offensive success this season, leading the team in home runs over their last ten games with three and boasting a season-long total of 14. His batting average sits at .286, making him one of the most consistent hitters on the team.