Quick Look at the Milwaukee Brewers at Philadelphia Phillies MLB Lines Pick & Game InfoTime: Wednesday, 7:05 p.m. ET Venue: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia National TV: none Opening line: Brewers -128, Phillies +118 (8) You are more likely to find the Philadelphia Phillies (27-51) on the blooper reel than the highlight reel, as their season has been nothing more than a long comedy of errors. To spend time talking about the mistakes they have made this season would require more space than I have here. The fact of the matter is that the only reason to pay attention to Philadelphia at this point in the season is to see where Cole Hamels is going to end up once the trade deadline rolls around. This has been a serious fall from grace for a team that was vying for championships just a few short seasons ago. They are admittedly in a rebuilding phase, but this is beginning to look like a construction that is going to fall seriously behind schedule in no time at all. Aaron Harang (4-10, 3.56 ERA) will get the start for the Phillies on Wednesday. Harang started the season well enough, but is now on a 7-game losing skid. While the Milwaukee Brewers (30-48) are sure to be lumped into the same category as the Phillies, they have had some spells where they have not looked too bad. Granted, these runs tend to be few and far between, but they are actually in the middle of a decent run of form right now. They have won back to back series against the New York Mets and the Minnesota Twins, and took the first game of this series to set up the potential for a third straight series win. This is not reason to get carried away, though, as their overall performance to this point in the season is about as far from stellar as it gets. The Brewers are likely going to be sellers come the trade deadline, and it will be interesting to see how a shakeup might affect this team moving forward. Kyle Lohse (4-9, 6.28 ERA) will start for the Brewers on Wednesday night.
Key Betting Trends
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
- Milwaukee is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
- The total has gone OVER in 9 of Philadelphia’s last 10 games