The Milwaukee Brewers and Philadelphia Phillies square off on Saturday with first pitch set for 4:05 p.m. The game takes place at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA and will only be available on local TV or through an MLB.tv subscription. The Brewers will turn to Adrian Houser, while Zack Wheeler will take the mound for the Phillies.
The Brewers had a four-game winning streak snapped on Friday night with a 4-2 loss to the Phillies and hit just 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position. Milwaukee has received a string of solid performances from their starters, which have allowed just 5 earned runs over the previous six games.
The Phillies scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning last night to take the lead and win their second game in a row following a three-game losing skid. Bryce Harper had two key hits in the victory and is looking to extend his hitting streak to seven games on Saturday afternoon.
Brewers vs. Phillies
Pitchers: Adrian Houser vs. Zack Wheeler
First pitch: 4:05 p.m. ET
Brewers local broadcast: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Phillies local broadcast: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Live stream: MLB.tv (subscription)
Moneyline odds: Phillies -145, Brewers +125
Picks & predictions
Moneyline pick: Phillies -145
You will not get a ton of value with Philadelphia at this number, but there’s a great chance the Phillies win the first two games of this series. Wheeler is coming off a brutal start, allowing 7 earned runs over 3 innings of work in an 11-3 loss to the Miami marlins. Still, he has been one of the best pitchers in baseball the last two seasons and is going up against a Brewers offense that has not been all that impressive early on.
Player prop pick: Christian Yelich U0.5 hits (+125)
You are getting insanely good value betting on Christian Yelich to fail to record a hit in this matchup. He played 13 games this season and went hitless in six of them. Yelich smashed a grand slam earlier this week and in the three games since then, he has 1 hit over 12 at-bats. Now, he’s going up against one of the best pitchers in the sport, so getting plus value is a great bet.
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