The Arizona Diamondbacks are in a battle for the NL West lead, thanks to how well they have been beating up on right-handed pitchers this season. The D-backs are slashing .281/.348/.485 with 53 home runs against RHP this season and have won their past seven games when their opponents trot out a righty to start.
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- The Brewers will be without Ryan Braun after he injured his calf Thursday night.
- The visiting team is 3-7 SU in the last 10 games between the D-backs and Brewers.
- The total has gone OVER in 16 of the Brewers’ last 21 games at home.
The D-backs will be facing Junior Guerra, a right-handed pitcher who has been out of action since Opening Day, when they continue their four-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday. Guerra hasn’t looked stellar in his two rehab starts, as he allowed 17 hits and nine runs in 11.1 innings of work between Double-A and Triple-A.
Opposing the returning Guerra will be Zack Godley, who has looked great since replacing an injured Shelby Miller in the starting rotation. Godley has recorded three quality starts in his four outings and has not allowed more than three runs once. His ability to force grounders is the most impressive skill, as Godley has a 68.1 groundball rate.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to pick the Milwaukee Brewers in this matchup found them as -113 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 9 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.
Odds – Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.6-3.0 victory for the Diamondbacks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Milwaukee Brewers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
25-22 Milwaukee battles the Diamondbacks, currently with a 30-19 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Milwaukee vs Arizona injuries news.
The Milwaukee Brewers vs Arizona Diamondbacks odds would favor the Diamondbacks if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Milwaukee is rated No. 11 in the current Odds – Shark poll, while Arizona is at No. 7.
Offensively, the game matches up Milwaukee Brewers No. 3 ranked offense (5.11 runs per game) against a Arizona Diamondbacks defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 at 3.88 runs allowed per game. The Milwaukee Brewers have been averaging 8.62 hits per game, less than the Arizona Diamondbacks have managed so far this season (9.22 hits on average).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Milwaukee has the No. 20-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Diamondbacks own the No. 3 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Robbie Ray chucked 7 shutout innings at the Brewers in their last game, striking out 9 in a 4-0 win against Milwaukee in baseball action at Miller Park.
- Arizona is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
- Arizona is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona’s last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Arizona’s last 9 games on the road
- Milwaukee is 17-5 ATS in its last 22 games
- Milwaukee is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 8 of Milwaukee’s last 12 games
- Milwaukee is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Arizona at Milwaukee, Saturday, May 27th