The San Francisco Giants (65-70) and Milwaukee Brewers (71-65) will square off in a doubleheader in Milwaukee on Thursday.
The Giants enter this game fresh off of two consecutive losses. San Francisco ultimately dropped two out of three games against the Dodgers. They are aiming to rebound against the Brewers in this ball game.
The Brewers dropped a crucial series against the Colorado Rockies 2-1. Milwaukee’s second-half struggles continue to persist, and one has to wonder if they can even sneak into the playoffs at this point.
Game 1’s First pitch is scheduled for 4:10 PM EST on Thursday, September 8th, at American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI. Game 2 is scheduled for 7:40 PM EST. Let’s take a look at the Giants vs Brewers betting odds and predictions.
MLB Performance Recap
The Giants won Game 1 against Los Angeles Dodgers 7-4. However, they dropped Game 2 by a final score of 6-3 and Game 3 by 7-3. Anytime you go up against LA, it is going to be a challenge.
San Francisco labored in terms of scoring runs at a consistent rate in the series. They will try to change their fortunes against the Brewers.
For the Brewers, their pitching crumbled in Colorado. After winning Game 1 6-4, they lost Game 2 10-7. They followed that up with an 8-4 defeat in Game 3.
Milwaukee needs to figure things out as soon as possible. Many people are retracting their positive Brewers predictions.
San Francisco Giants vs. Milwaukee Brewers Betting Analysis
The Brewers have dealt with their share of struggles as of late. However, the Giants have been underwhelmed for most of the season.
But can San Francisco take care of business? Bettors who have rolled with Giants picks have regretted it at times this year. Nevertheless, San Francisco may have what it takes to get the job done.
San Francisco Giants
The Giants’ inability to find consistency has been their ultimate downfall. This is still a decent team that has underperformed.
Giants’ Betting Stats
From a betting standpoint, they are 61-74 against the run line. The Giants’ betting stats have not been all that kind to bettors.
However, they do hold a 33-33 record against the run line as an underdog. The Giants will have an opportunity to upset the odds in both Games 1 and 2 in Thursday’s doubleheader.
As a result of their decent underdog run line mark, the number of Giants picks from bettors may see an increase. But is San Francisco worth taking with your Giants vs Brewers betting selection?
The Brewers need to start winning now. They are on the outside looking in the NL Wild Card race. The Brewers were expected to be near the top of the NL Central. But their shortcomings have been surprising.
Brewers Against the Run line
Milwaukee is the worst team in baseball against the run line, with a mark of 56-80. Their inability to cover the run line as a favorite has made them a risky betting selection all year long.
They hold a 26-35 against the run line record at their home field. With Milwaukee set to host San Francisco, that is a statistic worth taking into account.
Giants vs. Brewers Injury Report
Austin Slater and Alex Wood were recently placed on the IL by San Francisco. The Giants have been hit hard with injuries all season.
The Brewers don’t have a ton of notable injuries at the moment. For Milwaukee, their main storyline is simply trying to stay in contention amid their abysmal second half.
San Francisco Giants vs. Milwaukee Brewers Betting Preview
So which team is our official Giants vs Brewers betting selection for these games? Can the Giants upset the odds, or will Milwaukee take care of business?
Game 1 Starting Pitchers
Game 1 features Scott Alexander (0-0 1.69) for the Giants and Corbin Burnes (9-6, 3.02) on the mound. Milwaukee is the team to beat with Burnes on the hill. He’s a perennial Cy Young candidate more than capable of taking care of business.
Game 2 Starting Pitchers
Freddy Peralta (4-3, 3.56) is expected to start for Milwaukee in Game 2. However, the Giants have yet to announce a Game 2 starter.
Nevertheless, the Brewers’ recent struggles would make me think twice about placing both bets on them in this doubleheader. Take the Giants in Game 2.
San Francisco Giants vs. Milwaukee Brewers Betting Prediction
The Brewers are listed as the betting favorites for both games. So if you want to bet the moneyline on Milwaukee, all they need to do is win.
But if you take the spread, Milwaukee needs to cover the run line in order for your bet to cash.
MLB Pick: Brewers (-200)
MLB Pick: Giants +1.5 (+110)