Arizona Diamondback at Milwaukee Brewers MLB Spread Analysis

Posted by Alex Murphy on May 29, 2015 in

When you have a team rooted in the cellar of their division, you expect them to be prone to losing streaks that seem to stretch on for eternity. While the losing streaks of the Milwaukee Brewers and Arizona Diamondbacks are not quite that long, they are enough to have online betting fans begging for a win. Both teams will have an opportunity to break out when they meet in Milwaukee for a 3-game series. The second game is set for Saturday afternoon.

A Look at the Arizona at Milwaukee MLB Betting Spread Analysis & Game Info

Time: Friday, 4:10 p.m. ET
Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis
National TV: FS1, Arizona Sports 98.7 FM, Brewers Radio Network
Opening line: Milwaukee -120

The Milwaukee Brewers (16-32) have been bad all season long, so it really is no surprise that their current losing streak has now stretched to 5 games. They returned home from a 10-game road trip that stated well enough, but which ended at 4-6 when they lost 3 of 4 to the Atlanta Braves. Home field advantage did little to help the cause, as they were then swept by the red hot San Francisco Giants. It’s fair to say, even at this early stage, that the season is essentially over for the Brewers, and you have to wonder when the big roster changes are going to start coming, as it’s tough to see where help is going to come from with the current lineup. Kyle Lohse (3-5, 5.80 ERA) will start for the Brewers on Saturday. Lohse has recovered quite well after getting hammered and going 0-3 in his first 3 starts of the season.

The 3-game losing streak that the Arizona Diamondbacks (21-25) are currently in may not be as dire as what the Brewers are experiencing, but it may be more disappointing given how well Arizona had been playing beforehand. Even when you count in this current streak, the D’Backs are 6-4 in their last 10 games, thanks in large part to a recent 5-game win streak. They followed that up by taking 2 of 3 from the Cubs before getting swept by the St. Louis Cardinals. There is really no shame in that sweep given how good the Cards have been all year, so you get the sense that Arizona fans are not quite as upset with their lot as you might think. Jeremy Hellickson (2-3, 5.33 ERA) will be on the mound for Arizona on Saturday. Hellickson has been very good in his last 2 starts, with the D’Backs able to win both those games.

Key Betting Trends

  • Arizona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee’s last 5 games when playing at home against Arizona
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Milwaukee’s last 12 games at home

Consider This Before Placing Your Bets

If you throw out the series versus the Cardinals, Arizona has actually been on a pretty decent run of form. This series may well be what gets them back on a positive track, which is why I like them to snag the win on Saturday.