In this interleague matchup, the Yankees (70-71, 38-35 home) play host to the Brewers (78-62, 38-34 away) at Yankee Stadium. Taking the mound for the Yankees is Michael King, while the Brewers will go with Wade Miley. Check out my pick for two of this New York Yankees and Milwaukee Brewers matchup.
MILWAUKEE BREWERS VS NEW YORK YANKEES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Milwaukee Brewers +127
This game will be played at Yankee Stadium at 2:05 ET on Saturday, September 9th.
WHY BET THE MILWAUKEE BREWERS:
- In their last ten games as the underdog, the Brewers have put together a record of 8-2.
- The Brewers are already up 1-0 in this series vs. the Yankees.
- Opponents are hitting just .178 against Wade Miley in his last two starts.
MILWAUKEE BREWERS LOOK TO CONTINUE WINNING WAYS ON THE ROAD
The Brewers take on the Yankees sitting in first place in NL Central on an overall record of 78-62. Overall, they have played in 45 series, going 24-19-2. This season, they have put together a 38-34 record on the road and 40-28 at home.
Wade Miley enters the game with a 7-4 record and an ERA of 3.33. On the road, he has gone 3-2 with an ERA of 3.38 in nine appearances, while at home he has compiled a 4-2 record and ERA of 3.75. His WHIP for the season is 1.14, along with a batting average allowed of .225; opponents have managed to post a slugging percentage of .398 against him thus far.
Despite going 6 1/3 innings in his most recent start, Wade Miley and the Brewers were unable to come away with a victory, falling 4-2 to the Phillies. Miley allowed four runs on four hits in the contest.
During their last ten games, Milwaukee is the 16th ranked offense in terms of batting average. In these games, they have hit a combined .245 and are averaging 4.5 runs per game. Across the entire season, the Brewers are hitting .237 with an OBP of .316 while averaging 4.4 runs per contest. This figure puts them 17th in the league.
Christian Yelich has been one of the Milwaukee Brewers’ most productive hitters this season. He currently holds a .274 batting average, with 17 home runs and 70 runs batted in.
WILL THE NEW YORK YANKEES TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
This season, the Yankees have an overall series record of 19-20-7 and are currently 5th in the AL East. New York’s overall record is 70-71, which includes their current two game losing streak. On the road, the Yankees are 32-36 and 38-35 at home.
The Yankees will turn to Michael King, who has a 4-5 record in 44 appearances this season. His ERA stands at 2.88, with a K/9 of 10.5 and FIP of 3.25, while his OBP is .287.
Michael King earned his third win of the season in his most recent start against the Astros, allowing just one earned run and five hits in five innings of work. The Yankees went on to defeat Houston 6-1.
The Yankees have been one of the top power lineups in the league of late, having hit 7 home runs over their last five games. Compared to other clubs, this is 7th best in that span. For the season, they are ranked 4th in home runs and 16th in slugging percentage. Overall, New York is averaging 4.2 runs per game (21st).
The Yankees’ Gleyber Torres is the team’s leader in hits, boasting a .273 batting average. His SLG% stands at .468 and his OBP is .341 as of this game.