Brewers vs. Giants prediction and odds for Friday, May 5 (Will the Offense Show up in San Fran?)

 Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Christian Yelich (22)
Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Christian Yelich (22) / Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Milwaukee Brewers had a chance to overtake Pittsburgh for the top spot in the NL Central as the Pirates got swept this week, but the Brewers matched them with three straight losses in Colorado and four straight overall. Now, Milwaukee, 18-13 stays out in the NL West with three games against the 13-17 San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park. 

For Game 1, the Brewers will send 3-1 Corbin Burnes to the mound with his 4.01 ERA to try and stop the bleeding. San Francisco will counter with the lefty, Sean Manaea who is 0-1 with a 7.85 ERA. 

Here are the odds for this matchup in San Francisco:

Brewers vs. Giants odds, run line and total

Brewers vs. Giants prediction and pick

The problem for the Milwaukee Brewers is that they simply cannot score enough runs to their pitching staff, and it’s a good pitching staff. They are 2-4 in their last six games, but their pitching staff has an ERA of 4.24. That’s not dominance from the staff, but should be good enough to win games, however their lineup has an OPS of .636 over that stretch. The run support just isn’t there. 

They have an opportunity to change that today with Sean Manaea on the mound. At this point, Manaea is a glorified opener and in his limited innings pitched he’s still finding trouble. Last time out he went only two innings and gave up five runs on five hits and the Giants lost 16-11, in fairness that was in Mexico City which is a hitter’s dream. 

Despite his struggles, Manaea will match up well against Milwaukee who’s most productive hitters over this rough week have been two lefties, Rowdy Tellez and Christian Yelich. Corbin Burnes hasn’t been his typical dominant self, but I still trust him to give a quality start and I don’t trust the Brewers lineup, so I’m betting the under tonight. 

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