Brewers vs. Mariners prediction and odds for Monday, April 17 (Trust the Milwaukee offense)
The Milwaukee Brewers sport the second best record in the National League in the early goings of the 2023 campaign, sitting at 11-5.
Today, they start a three game interleague series against the Seattle Mariners.
So, how should we handle betting on Game 1 tonight? Let's take a look at the betting odds and then I'll give you my prediction.
Brewers vs. Mariners odds, run line, and total
Brewers vs. Mariners prediction and pick
Based on how the two pitchers in this game have performed this season, I'm surprised the total is set at just 7.5.
Chris Flexen takes the mound for the Mariners, and he has an 8.74 ERA through his first two starts this season. In hist last start, he gave up 10 hits and eight earned runs to the Chicago Cubs.
Now, he has to face a Brewers team that's 12th in runs per game at 4.81 and 9th in OPS at 0.764.
Even the Brewers, despite having a strong bullpen this year, has had struggles with Corbin Burnes so far in 2023. The righty is coming off a strong performance against the Diamondbacks, but he allowed a combined 10 runs in his first two starts.
7.5 is a low total, so I'm going to sit back and root for the OVER in this one.
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