How to bet the Giants vs Brewers MLB Odds

Posted by Eric Williams on Monday,April 4, 2016 3:49, EST in

The San Francisco Giants will look to take the second step toward what many believe will be an appearance in the 2016 World Series when they visit the rebuilding Milwaukee Brewers in the second game of a three-game set on Tuesday night. Veteran right-hander Johnny Cueto will get the start for Frisco while Milwaukee counters with right-hander Jimmy Nelson. Now, let’s find out who’s going to win this Pro baseball betting lines bout.

How To Bet the Giants (0-0) @ Brewers (0-0) MLB Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Tuesday, April 05 – 8:10 PM EST
Where: Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Starting Pitchers: Giants: Johnny Cueto (0-0) vs Brewers Jimmy Nelson (0-0)
TV: FS-Wisconsin
Radio: Giants and Brewers
TV Stream: FoxSportsGo
MLB Odds: TBA

Why Bet the San Francisco Giants

The Giants are a good bet because they’re the superior ballclub in every way. The Giants are being touted as one of the early favorites to win the 2016 World Series and for good reason, seeing as how they’ve won the last three even-year World Series (2010, 2012, 2014).

Johnny Cueto will make his debut for the Giants in this start after going 4-7 with a 4.76 ERA in 13 starts for Kansas City last season. For his career, Cueto is just 1-3 with a 4.19 ERA in seven starts at Miller Field.

Why Bet the Milwaukee Brewers

Because they’re playing at home against a mediocre starter. With just three position players remaining from last season’s squad, the Milwaukee Brewers are clearly in a rebuilding mode this season. The good news is that Jimmy Nelson was clearly Milwaukee’s best starter a year ago, leading the team in starts (30), wins (11), innings pitched (177.1) and strikeouts (148). Nelson went 1-13 with a 4.11 ERA but has added a changeup to his repertoire to become a four-pitch threat.

Expert Prediction and Pick

The Milwaukee Brewers may be playing at home in this contest and they may have the better starter, but it is the San Francisco Giants that are my pick to get the win against the young Brewers, mostly because they have the better manager, and the edge at almost every position on the field.

Sure, the Giants are just 8-19 in their last 27 road games, but Milwaukee has gone 1-8 in their last nine home games and 0-4 in their last four games against a right-handed starter and 1-4 in Nelson’s last five starts. I expect Johnny Cueto to give up about four runs, while Frisco scores five to get the ‘W’.

My final score prediction: San Francisco 5 Milwaukee 4