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Brewers face Atlanta Braves: MLB odds preview and stats

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May 2, 7:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

Milwaukee Brewers vs Atlanta Braves Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Turner Field on Monday as host Atlanta battles the Milwaukee Brewers in baseball odds action.

Jair Jurrjens gets the call for the Atlanta Braves and he will try to build on a 2-0 mark. In the other dugout, Yovani Gallardo brings a 2-1 ledger to the game for the Brewers as he tries to quiet the Braves bats.

View Milwaukee vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Brewers listed as underdogs of +-145 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Braves - Brewers odds would favor the Brewers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Atlanta is rated No. 4 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Milwaukee is at No. 1 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 11 ranked National League offense (4 runs per game) against a Brewers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 8 in the National League at 4.1 runs allowed per game. The Braves have been averaging 7.7 hits per game, less than the Brewers have managed so far this season (9.3 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Atlanta has the National League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Brewers own the National League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 5-0 loser as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at +102 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Brewers were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Houston staff and losing 5-0 to the Astros on Sunday at Minute Maid Park.

Atlanta was a 6-5 winner in its last match at home against the Cardinals. They won as -112 favorites, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors. The Braves enjoyed a 6-5 victory at the expense of the Cardinals on Sunday, with Derek Lowe throwing 5 innings of 6-hit ball at Turner Field.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Houston are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Brewers at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Milwaukee is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Atlanta's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Atlanta's last 17 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta's last 10 games at home

Next up:
Milwaukee at Atlanta, Tuesday, May 3

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