MILWAUKEE vs. PHILADELPHIA 5/16/2019 MLB Odds, Pick & Preview

The MILWAUKEE and the PHILADELPHIA will both be gunning for a victory on 5/16/2019 at 1:05 PM when they meet in a game matchup.

GAME: Milwaukee Brewers (26-19) at Philadelphia Phillies (24-18)
DATE/TIME: Thursday, May 16 – 1:05 PM EST
WHERE: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

953 MILWAUKEE 8.5 (-125)
8.5 (-110) 115

TV: 1:05 p.m. ET, MLB Network, FS Wisconsin (Milwaukee), NBCS Philadelphia
LINE: -125
PREDICTION: Phillies 3, Brewers 2

Oddsmakers currently have the PHILADELPHIA listed as -125 point favorites versus the MILWAUKEE, while the game’s total is sitting at 8.5.

The Milwaukee Brewers regained their footing following a three-game losing skid to win back-to-back games and nine of their last 12 overall. The Brewers look to remain on the fast track on Thursday afternoon in the series finale against the host Philadelphia Phillies, who have lost two straight after winning 11 of their previous 15.

Milwaukee rebounded from a 7-4 setback in the opener to yield just three runs in its last two games while Ryan Braun is 3-for-8 with a homer, three RBIs and three runs scored in that stretch. Braun, a former National League Most Valuable Player, is 60-for-147 with 45 RBIs with 38 runs scored in his career at Citizens Bank Park and is 2-for-5 versus Thursday starter Zach Eflin. While Eflin has been rock-solid in his last three starts, the Phillies’ defense left plenty to be desired in Wednesday’s 5-2 setback as a pair of gaffes led to a three-run third inning. Jean Segura belted a solo homer in the first inning and carries a six-game hitting streak into Thursday’s tilt versus right-hander Zach Davies.

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PITCHING MATCHUP: Brewers RH Zach Davies (4-0, 1.54 ERA) vs. Phillies RH Zach Eflin (5-3, 2.47)

Davies worked into the seventh inning for the third time this season on Saturday after allowing one run on six hits in a no-decision at the Chicago Cubs. The 26-year-old has won just one of his four road starts this season as opposed to posting a 3-0 mark with an 0.76 ERA at Miller Park. Andrew McCutchen (4-for-12, homer, five RBIs) and Maikel Franco (4-for-6, homer, four RBIs) have enjoyed success versus Davies, who split a pair of starts with a 7.15 ERA and 1.94 ERA versus Philadelphia while permitting the club to bat .333 against him.

Eflin became the majors’ first pitcher with two complete games this season and recorded his second career shutout after scattering four hits and striking out seven in Saturday’s 7-0 win at Kansas City. The 25-year-old, who also notched a complete game against Miami on April 28, has allowed just two runs on 15 hits in his last three starts (25 innings). While Lorenzo Cain (2-for-5) has enjoyed some success in a small sample size versus Eflin, the hurler can take some solace in getting the better of reigning National League MVP Christian Yelich (0-for-5).


1. Philadelphia C J.T. Realmuto has four hits in the series and seven with three RBIs and three runs scored in his last six games overall.

2. Cain is 10-for-29 during his six-game hitting streak.

3. Phillies 1B Rhys Hoskins is 4-for-25 with nine strikeouts in his last seven games.

PREDICTION: Phillies 3, Brewers 2

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