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Braves vs. Brewers: Picks, predictions, how to watch Monday’s game

We go over how to watch Monday’s game between the Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers and make some picks.

Josh Hader #71 of the Milwaukee Brewers delivers a pitch during the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins at loanDepot park on May 13, 2022 in Miami, Florida. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

The Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers square off on Monday with first pitch set for 7:40 p.m. ET. The game takes place at American Family Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and will be available to watch on ESPN+. Atlanta will start Ian Anderson (3-1, 4.20 ERA) while Milwaukee will send Freddy Peralta (2-1, 4.40 ERA) to the mound.

The Braves (16-19) took two of three the last time these teams met 10 days ago. Atlanta is coming off a series loss against the San Diego Padres. They lost the final game of the series in extra innings on Sunday and now start a six-game road trip. Anderson is going to be making his seventh start of the season. In his last outing, he pitched 5.1 innings and gave up seven hits with three earned runs while striking out four.

The Brewers (22-13) rebounded from a shocking series loss to the Cincinnati Reds with a solid series win against the Miami Marlins. In the final game of the series, Kolten Wong clobbered a home run and the Brew Crew won 7-3. Peralta will also be taking the mound for the seventh time this season. He pitched 5.2 innings and gave up four hits and one earned run while striking out eight in his last start.

Braves vs. Brewers

Pitchers: Ian Anderson vs. Freddy Peralta
First pitch: 7:40 p.m. ET
Live stream: WatchESPN, ESPN app with an ESPN+ subscription
Moneyline odds: Atlanta +135, Milwaukee -155

Picks & predictions

Moneyline pick: Milwaukee -155

There have been times that Anderson has looked really good this season, but he hasn’t been consistent. The same can be said for the Braves lineup. Milwaukee has had the better pitching staff and has one of the best closers in the game in Josh Hader. If the Atlanta lineup starts this one slow and Anderson makes some mistake pitches, The Brew Crew will take the win.

Player prop pick: Christian Yelich OVER 0.5 runs scored (+110)

While his counting stats and slash line may not reflect it, many of Yelich’s metrics are pretty close to where they were when he was one of the premier players in the sport in 2018-19. One thing he’s doing very well that does show up in box scores is scoring runs — he has 12 runs over his previous 12 games, thanks to a .426 on-base percentage during that stretch. Expect him to put another run on the board tonight.

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