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Mike Minor Braves at Home vs Milwaukee in MLB Clash

Milwaukee Brewers

Atlanta Braves
69-86 September 23, 2013, 07:10 PM | Turner Field 92-63

The Braves get a visit from the Milwaukee Brewers in baseball action on Monday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The match puts starter Marco Estrada for the Brewers on the hill facing Mike Minor for the Braves. Estrada brings a 6-4 mark to the game, while Minor is 13-7 to date on the season.

View Milwaukee Brewers vs Atlanta Braves Odds and Stats.

The Braves - Brewers odds would favor the Braves if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Atlanta is rated No. 15 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Milwaukee is at No. 16.

Milwaukee was a 6-4 winner in its last match at home against the Cardinals. They won as +139 underdogs, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors. Milwaukee rolled to a 6-4 win against St. Louis on Sunday, as Wily Peralta and the Brewers' bats led the team to victory at Miller Park.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 5-2 winner as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at -157 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Atlanta got the job done in their last match in a 5-2 victory over Chicago on Sunday at Wrigley Field behind starter Julio Teheran.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Atlanta has baseball's No. 13-rated offensive output, at 8.35 hits per game. The Brewers average 8.52 hits per game, good for No. 17 on the list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Atlanta has the No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Brewers own the No. 21 mark in runs allowed.

A few Brewers at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games on the road
Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
Milwaukee is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
Atlanta is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home
Atlanta is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee at Atlanta, Tuesday, September 24th