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Brewers Look for NLDS Sweep: Preview

The Diamondbacks look to avoid a sweep as the Milwaukee Brewers visit for Game 3 of the NLDS.
Milwaukee puts its faith in starter Shaun Marcum to earn a win and advance to the NLCS and boost his personal mark of 13-7. Getting the ball for the Diamondbacks is Josh Collmenter, who owns a 9-10 record on the season with a 3.59 ERA.

View Milwaukee vs Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Diamondbacks as +100 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 9 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 13 (Diamondbacks) and the No. 2 (Brewers) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arizona's No. 4 ranked National League offense (4.5 runs per game) against a Brewers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 6 in the National League at 3.9 runs allowed per game. The Diamondbacks have been averaging 8.4 hits per game, less than the Brewers have managed so far this season (8.8 hits on average).

Defensively, Milwaukee features the National League's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.1 runs per game. Arizona, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the National League at home, scoring 4.9 runs per game.

Last time out for Arizona, they were a 9-4 loser as they battled the Brewers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Brewers at -156 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Arizona suffered a 9-4 loss against Milwaukee on Sunday, as Daniel Hudson wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Miller Park.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Arizona are 5-5
After playing Arizona are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4


A few Brewers at Diamondbacks trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Arizona
Milwaukee is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Arizona
Arizona is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 7 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Arizona's last 15 games

Next up:
Milwaukee at Arizona, Wednesday, October 5