Baseball odds preview - Philadelphia vs. Milwaukee
Philadelphia Phillies vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds
The Milwaukee Brewers will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Philadelphia Phillies invade Miller Park on Thursday.
The Brewers will turn to Marco Estrada and his 0-5 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Phillies send Cliff Lee (2-7) to the hill.
Sportsbooks had installed the Brewers as +110 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting started to move the line.
The Brewers - Phillies odds would favor the Phillies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Milwaukee is rated No. 10 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Philadelphia is at No. 7 in the National League.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Phillies rank No. 5 in the National League at 8.7 hits per game. That compares with Milwaukee’s No. 8 ranking in that category.
Comparing defensive stats, Philadelphia owns the National League's No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 4.3 runs per game on the highway. Milwaukee, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.
Philadelphia was a 9-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Marlins. They lost as -126 favorites, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors. Philadelphia suffered a 9-2 loss against Miami on Wednesday, as Roy Halladay wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Marlins Park.
Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 7-6 loser as they battled the Rockies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rockies at -116 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Brewers endured a 7-6 loss at the hands of the Rockies on Wednesday, with Mark Rogers throwing 6 innings of 7-hit ball at Coors Field.
Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 8-2
After playing Miami are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4
Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 2-8
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
A few Phillies at Brewers trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Milwaukee
Philadelphia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 11 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Milwaukee's last 11 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games at home
Philadelphia at Milwaukee, Friday, August 17