It’s the rubber match of a three-game series north of the border as the Milwaukee Brewers face the Toronto Blue Jays. It’s time to continue our MLB odds series with Brewers-Blue Jays predictions, picks and how to watch.
Game one of the series saw plenty of early fireworks, as the starting pitching struggled to get going. The Brewers struck first in the top of the first on a two-run home run by William Contreras. The Blue Jays responded with four runs in the bottom of the inning, started by Valdemir Guerrero Jr. RBI single that started him out of the slump. Houser gave up two more runs in the second inning before the scoreless third ended, and the Blue Jays won 7–2.
Game two was about starting pitching again. This time for the Brewers Julio Teheran was going six innings and giving up only one unearned run. He didn’t dismiss a single batsman but didn’t need to because he was getting out regularly. Abraham Toro hit a home run off Alex Manoah in the second inning, and Owen Millard added two more runs in the seventh inning to give the Brewers a 4–2 victory.
here are the brewers-blue jays mlb odds, Courtesy of FanDuel.
MLB Odds: Brewers-Blue Jays Odds
Milwaukee Brewers: +1.5 (-115)
Toronto Blue Jays: -1.5 (-104)
Overs: 8.5 (-104)
Under: 8.5 (-118)
How to watch Brewers Vs. blue Jays
Time: 1:05 PM ET/ 11:05 AM PT
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Why brewers may cover the spread
The Brewers’ offense struggled throughout the year. He is in the bottom five in the league in runs scored, batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage. Still, they find ways to win and sit in first place in the NL Central at 29-26. He has scored just 33 runs in his last ten games, good for just 3.3 runs per game. Willie Adams is still out after being hit by a pitch, and considering he’s second on the team in RBIs, it’s a big hole to fill.
During the last week, production has been taken over by Owen Miller. Over the last six games, he’s hitting just .250, but he has five RBIs because he’s coming up with clutch hits with runners in scoring position. Miller had a good month in May, hitting .363 with a .395 OBP for the month. He drove in 12 RBI and hit four home runs.
There’s Rowdy Tellez hoping to get back on track. He has no hits in his last nine at-bats over three games. He’s also hit just .240 over the past month, but he’s facing a right-handed pitcher today. Tellez has hammered right-handed pitching this year. He is hitting .246, but has hit 11 home runs and driven in 24 runs while facing right-handed pitching. Brian Anderson will accompany him in the right hitting. Anderson is hitting .257 against righties with six home runs and 26 RBI.
Freddy Peralta will be on the mound for the Brewers today. Peralta is 5–4 with a 4.64 ERA on the year. He’s been hit and miss this year, and May is a great example. In his first two starts of the month, he pitched six innings and allowed two or fewer runs in each. He made his next start going 5.1 innings and allowing six runs before returning for six innings and three walks. The last time out was awful though, as he gave up 10 runs, four earned runs in 2.1 innings of work.
Why the Blue Jays Can Cover the Spread
The Blue Jays are one of the hardest hitting teams in the majors. He is third in batting average, sixth in on-base percentage, and 11th in both slugging and runs scored. Most of these begin with bo bachete. He is third in the majors this year in batting average, while also driving in 38 runs. He hit .342 in May, while hitting five home runs and driving in 20 runs. Bichette has been one of the best offensive players in the league and will look to continue that.
Cavan Biggio has also started warming up. Biggio hit just .111 in April and improved on that by hitting .278 in May. Lately, he’s been even better. He has had hits in six of his last seven games, including four RBIs over that span. If Biggio walks, then with Vlad Jr., the Blue Jays could start getting some big wins.
On the mound today will be Kevin Gausman. He is currently 3-3 with a 3.03 ERA. Since giving up eight runs in 3.1 innings on May 4, Gausman has been solid. He has given up only six runs in 26.1 innings, earning only five. He has also dismissed 31 batsmen in that time frame. Gausman has made four starts this year where he pitched at least six innings and did not give up a run.
Ultimate Brewers-Blue Jays Predictions and Picks
The Blue Jays have the better pitcher in this one. At the same time, Brewer’s offense has not been consistently good. They are missing a big bat with Adams, and while they have players, the track record of those guys isn’t the best. Biggio and Guerrero are starting to hit better, and with Bichette playing at an MVP level, this offense looks set to take off.
Final Brewers-Blue Jays Predictions & Picks: Blue Jays -1.5 (-104)