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Yovani Gallardo out to silence Diamondbacks bats in MLB contest

Arizona DiamondbacksMilwaukee Brewers
Oct 1, 2:07 PM | GrassMiller Park

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds

94-68TEAM RECORD96-66

The Milwaukee Brewers will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Arizona Diamondbacks invade Miller Park on Saturday.

Yovani Gallardo will take the mound for Milwaukee, and he'll carry a 17-10 record into the contest. Ian Kennedy gets the ball for Arizona; he's 21-4 so far this season.

View Arizona vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Diamondbacks listed as underdogs of +-128 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 2-ranked Brewers and the National League No. 12-rated Diamondbacks in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Milwaukee's National League No. 5-ranked scoring average of 4.5 runs per game, against a Diamondbacks offense rated No. 4 and scoring 4.5 runs per game in the league. The Brewers have averaged 8.8 hits per game to date this season, more than the Diamondbacks hitters have managed (8.4 per nine innings).

Milwaukee owns the National League's No. 6 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Arizona's National League No. 8-rated defense.

In their last action, Arizona was a 7-5 loser at home against the Dodgers. Bettors on Los Angeles at +110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Arizona looks to rebound from a loss to the Dodgers, who beat them 7-5 on Wednesday behind a start from Ted Lilly at Chase Field.

Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 7-3 winner as they battled the Pirates at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Brewers at -235 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Milwaukee rolled to a 7-3 win against Pittsburgh on Wednesday, as Zack Greinke and the Brewers' bats led the team to victory at Miller Park.

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Arizona are 3-7
After playing Pittsburgh are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few Diamondbacks at Brewers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
Arizona is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games at home
Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Arizona at Milwaukee, Sunday, October 2

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