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Milwaukee Brewers at San Diego Padres Betting Preview

The San Diego Padres (8-8, 4-5 home) wrap up a four-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers (10-5, 5-4 away) with the series finale on Sunday. Milwaukee took the first two of the series, while San Diego bounced back on Saturday to break the losing streak.

The first pitch of the contest is at 4:10 p.m. EST inside Petco Park in San Diego, California. The Padres are the betting favorite (-170 moneyline), and the over/under total is eight runs.

What to Know – Milwaukee Brewers

Milwaukee continues to enjoy earlier success this season with three wins over the last five games. The Brewers hold the top spot in the National League Central, one game ahead of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The probable starting pitcher for the Brewers is left-hander Wade Miley (1-1, 2.45 ERA, 1.18 WHIP). Miley makes his third start of the season and looks to improve to 2-1. Through two trips to the mound, the 36-year-old has tossed 11.0 innings, allowed three earned runs on ten hits and three walks while punching out six batters.

On offense, Milwaukee is seventh in the majors sporting a .271 team batting average and scoring 5.1 runs per game. The Brewers are second in the MLB in on-base percentage (.355) and eighth in slugging percentage (.434).

Brian Anderson is hitting .286 with a team-best 13 runs batted in. Rowdy Tellez is right behind Anderson with 12 RBIs and a team-high five home runs.

What to Know – San Diego Padres

San Diego can split the series with the Brewers with a victory on Sunday. The Padres’ win on Saturday snapped a three-game losing streak for the Friars. San Diego remains a half-game back of the Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West.

On the hill for San Diego is expected to be right-hander Yu Darvish (0-1, 4.76 ERA, 1.24 WHIP). Darvish looks to bounce back after picking up his first loss of the year in his last outing. The 36-year-old from Japan has thrown 11.1 innings, surrendering six earned runs on nine hits and five walks while striking out eight.

The Padres are 24th in the MLB batting .236 as a squad and averaging 4.4 runs per game. San Diego sits 17th in the majors in on-base percentage (.323) and 14th in slugging percentage (.418).

Nelson Cruz has appeared in ten contests but leads the Padres with 12 RBIs. Xander Bogaerts has swatted four home runs, driven in ten, and is hitting .361 with a .437 on-base percentage through the first 16 games.

The Pick is In

Milwaukee has one of the best pitching staffs in the majors and get the Padres, who remain without star hitter Frenando Tatis Jr. for four more games. The Brewers’ offense hasn’t been great, and the visitors will face a five-time All-Star. Expect runs to be rare in the series finale, with neither team generating much at the plate.

The Pick: Brewers/Padres Under

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