The Milwaukee Brewers will host the San Francisco Giants in the third game of three-game set looking to bounce back from their season-opening loss against the perennially powerful Giants. Despite the fact that not much is expected out of the Brew Crew this season while the Giants are one of the top pro baseball betting contenders to win the 2016 World Series, Milwaukee has a great chance to win this contest. Now, let’s find out why!
How To Bet The Milwaukee vs San Francisco MLB Odds, TV & Game Info
When: Wednesday, April 6 at 1:40 PM EST
Where: Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Starting Pitchers: Giants: Jeff Samardzija (0-0) vs Brewers: Taylor Jungman (0-0)
MLB Odds: TBA
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Why Bet the San Francisco Giants
The Giants are not a good pick in this contest and here’s why. Miller Park has not been kind to veteran right-hander Jeff Samardzija, who will get the start in this contest after going 11-13 with a 4.96 ERA in 32 starts with the Chicago White Sox last season.
Samardzija has gone 0-3 with a 6.30 ERA in 13 career games at Miller Park, including six starts. Overall, Samardzija is just 2-6 with a 4.80 ERA against the Brewers.
Why Bet the Milwaukee Brewers
Because they’re playing at home against a mediocre starter and have a special starter on the mound tonight. After getting called up from the minors on June 9 last season, 25-year-old right-hander Taylor Jungmann absolutely shined for the Brewers by posting a fine 9-5 record with a 2.42 ERA over his first 16 big league starts with 10 of them quality starts that lasted at least six innings. Jungmann struggled late in the season, but the 2011 first round draft pick has tons of talent.
Expert Prediction and Pick
The San Francisco Giants have gone 8-1 in their last nine games against a team with a winning percentage below .400 and are 5-2 in their last seven Game 3 contests, but Frisco is also just 9-19 in their last 28 road games and 5-11 in their last 16 road games against a right-handed starter. Conversely, the Milwaukee Brewers have gone 5-2 in their last seven games against teams from the NL West.
The Giants may be 4-0 in the last four meetings in Milwaukee and a blistering 9-1 in the last 10 meetings against the Brew Crew overall, but Milwaukee has gone 4-1 in Taylor Jungmann’s last five home starts and 5-2 in Jungmann’s last seven Game 3 starts. Milwaukee gets the win out of sheer desperation.
My final score prediction: Milwaukee 4 San Francisco 2