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Brewers’ Woodruff Starts Again Despite Poor Performances

Brandon Woodruff of the Milwaukee Brewers throws in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies

Brandon Woodruff is still young in baseball years but the 25-year-old has yet to prove to the Milwaukee Brewers he is worthy of a starting spot in the rotation. In 10 career starts, Woodruff has a 5.80 ERA while surrendering more than a hit per inning. In the righty’s two starts this season, he has surrendered 13 hits and nine earned runs in just 6.2 innings of work. Can Woodruff earn a spot in the rotation or will he get mashed by the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday?

SHARK BITES
  • The Diamondbacks are batting .188 while averaging 2.0 rpg in their last 7 games.
  • The Diamondbacks are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games at home.
  • Lorenzo Cain is slashing .299/.426/.481 on the road this season.

The Diamondbacks will counter with overlooked Matt Koch, who has been steady, to say the least. The righty has a 2.43 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP in five starts this season while holding opponents to three earned runs or less in each outing. Koch does give up plenty of contact – resulting in some issues with the long ball – but is efficient, pitching at least five full innings in every start while only throwing more than 90 pitches twice.

The Diamondbacks ended a nasty six-game losing streak by defeating the Brewers 2-1 on Tuesday. Getting the win was nice but Arizona’s offense continues to struggle with the D-backs hitting just .188 while averaging two runs per game in their last seven outings. The Diamondbacks, who are 23rd in the MLB in runs and 30th in batting average, have only plated four or more runs in three of their last 13.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Milwaukee Brewers before the first pitch in this match found them as +110 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the OVER/UNDER total of 8.5 earlier at TopBet.

OddsShark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.3-4.2 win for the Brewers on Wednesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Milwaukee Brewers vs Arizona Diamondbacks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Arizona Diamondbacks sport a record of 25-17 heading into this matchup, while the Milwaukee Brewers sit at 25-18 on the season. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Arizona vs Milwaukee injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 17-rated Diamondbacks and the No. 18-ranked Brewers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Arizona owns the No. 30 ranking for hits at 7.33 per game. By contrast, the Milwaukee Brewers are rated No. 19 in the same category at 8.14 per game.

Milwaukee brings the No. 6-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Diamondbacks' No. 2-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Milwaukee didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 2-1 to Arizona on Tuesday at Chase Field.

Betting Trends
  • Milwaukee is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Milwaukee is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games
  • Milwaukee is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Arizona is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Arizona is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games
  • Arizona is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Milwaukee at Minnesota, Friday, May 18
Arizona at New York, Friday, May 18

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