There are few things worse than knowing that you are out of playoff contention even before the first half draws to a close. It is altogether too easy to come out for the second half and just roll over and play dead, but in fairness to the Milwaukee Brewers and the Philadelphia Phillies, they have raised their games and seem intent on playing the spoiler. These two teams will hook up in Milwaukee for a 3-game series that begins on Friday, let’s check the sports betting odds and trends.
How to Bet on Philadelphia Phillies at Milwaukee Brewers MLB Lines & TV Info
Date/Time: Friday August 14, 6.10pm
Venue: Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
TV: CSN, FSWI
Radio: Brewers Radio Network
Opening Line: TBA
The Phillies (46-69) are an impressive 17-7 since the All-Star break, and while it’s definitely a case of too little too late, their fans have to be impressed by the way in which they have responded after a totally lackluster first half. All the more impressive is the fact that these wins have not all come against fellow strugglers. The Phillies have knocked of the likes of the Cubs, Rays, and Dodgers, all teams in the playoff picture, during this stretch. While it would be easy to get a little carried away with this great run, no-one is downplaying the work that needs to be done to get this team back to being a legitimate challenger. The way in which they finish this season may determine what they feel needs to be done in the offseason.
The Milwaukee Brewers (48-67) may not have been as impressive as the Phillies have been in the second half, but there is also no denying that they have improved vastly since the break. It also looks as though they have started planning for the future, as they made a number of great moves at the deadline, bringing in a number of hot young prospects. The Brewers have had a tough stretch of games to start the second half, but this series begins a run that sees their schedule get a little easier, as they will have a ton of games against other teams whose playoff hopes have long since been put to bed. Wily Peralta (2-7, 4.48 ERA) will try to snap out of a 2-game losing streak when he gets the start in this one.
Key Betting Trends
- Milwaukee is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee’s last 6 games
- Philadelphia is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games
- Philadelphia is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games on the road
Consider This Before Placing Your Bet
There is little difference between these two teams this season, but you have to say that the future looks a little brighter for the Brewers. As far as this one goes, though, I think the Phillies have a bit of an edge.