Brewers vs Braves Prediction MLB Experts Picks 7/21

Brewers vs Braves Prediction MLB Experts Picks 7/21

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Brewers vs. Braves: An MLB Clash of Titans

Introduction:

In what is sure to be an exhilarating matchup, the Atlanta Braves are set to face the Milwaukee Brewers at the iconic American Family Field. With both teams holding impressive records this season, this game promises to be a battle of the titans.

 

Atlanta Braves - Road Warriors with a Test

The Atlanta Braves have been on a tear lately, boasting an impressive 62-33 overall record. Their away games have been particularly strong, holding a 30-14 road record. However, their recent series against the Arizona Diamondbacks did show a slight dip in form, losing two out of three games. Nonetheless, the Braves remain a formidable force on the road, and their lineup's offensive firepower has been a key factor in their success.

Michael Soroka will take the mound as their starting pitcher, returning from injury, but his 5.40 ERA and limited innings raise some concerns. However, he's a talented pitcher who can find his groove if given the opportunity.

Offensively, the Braves are a powerhouse with Matt Olson and Ronald Acuna Jr. leading the charge. Olson's 32 home runs and 80 RBIs make him a fearsome slugger, while Acuna Jr.'s .332 batting average, .411 on-base percentage, and .586 slugging percentage make him a formidable threat at the plate. However, facing the Brewers' pitching staff on the road may pose some difficulties for the Braves' offense.

 

Milwaukee Brewers - Home Field Advantage

The Milwaukee Brewers have had a commendable season, holding a strong 54-43 overall record. Their real strength, though, comes to the fore when they play at American Family Field, where they boast an impressive 26-21 home record. The Brewers have been playing with confidence lately, winning three out of their last five games, including a series victory against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Taking the mound as their starting pitcher is Freddy Peralta, who has been a standout performer for the team. Peralta has shown great promise with a solid 6-7 record and a 4.41 ERA. His impressive strikeout numbers (113 strikeouts in 98 innings) indicate his ability to keep hitters off balance.

The Brewers' lineup has proven to be versatile and powerful, led by Matt Olson and Christian Yelich. Olson's 80 RBIs and 32 home runs make him a consistent run producer, while Yelich's .287 batting average and .376 on-base percentage make him a reliable presence on the bases. With home field advantage and a well-rounded lineup, the Brewers have a strong case for success against the Braves.

 

Injury Report

Atlanta Braves:

  • Darius Vines (SP) - Day-To-Day (Jul 18)
  • Hendrik Clementina (C) - Day-To-Day (Jul 18)
  • Sam Hilliard (CF) - 10-Day IL (Jul 19)
  • Kyle Wright (SP) - 60-Day IL (Jul 19)
  • Max Fried (SP) - 60-Day IL (Jul 20)

Milwaukee Brewers:

  • Brian Anderson (3B) - 10-Day IL (Jul 16)
  • Rowdy Tellez (1B) - 10-Day IL (Jul 16)
  • Brandon Woodruff (SP) - 60-Day IL (Jul 18)
  • Aaron Ashby (SP) - 60-Day IL (Jul 18)
  • Wade Miley (SP) - 15-Day IL (Jul 18)

 

Prediction

When analyzing this clash, it's evident that the Milwaukee Brewers have a significant advantage. Their dominance at home, coupled with Freddy Peralta's ability to keep hitters at bay, may prove challenging for the Braves' potent lineup on the road. Furthermore, the Brewers' bullpen has been reliable in closing out games and securing victories.

On the other hand, the Braves will face an uphill battle against the Brewers' pitching staff, which has shown consistency and effectiveness in recent games. While the Braves have an offensive powerhouse, the combination of Peralta's pitching and the Brewers' defensive prowess may limit their scoring opportunities.

In addition, the Brewers' solid record against teams with winning percentages above .500 demonstrates their ability to rise to the occasion against formidable opponents. With a strong home crowd behind them, the Brewers are poised to capitalize on every advantage and secure a victory against the Braves.

Pick: Brewers ML +115

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