The Milwaukee Brewers better watch out. The Cincinnati Reds, yes, the Reds, are storming in the NL Central and are now just 0.5 games behind the Brewers atop the division.
That makes this week's series against the Diamondbacks an important one. Arizona is also a surprising team this season, holding a 3.5-game lead in the NL West over the Dodgers.
Monday night will be the first matchup in a three-game series between the Brewers and Diamondbacks. Let's jump into the odds for tonight's action and then I'll give you my best bet.
Diamondbacks vs. Brewers odds, run line, and total
Diamondbacks vs. Brewers prediction and pick
The Diamondbacks will roll with Merrill Kelly (3.04 ERA) tonight and while he's a great pitcher, the Brewers have to be thankful that they get to face a right-handed pitcher. Their numbers against lefties this season have been abysmal, but tonight will be a battle of righties.
Milwaukee will roll with Corbin Burnes (3.44 ERA), who has already been lights out against the Diamondbacks once this season. Back on April 11th, he pitched 8.0 innings of scoreless baseball against the DBacks in what resulted in a 7-1 victory for Milwaukee.
Burnes faced Kelly in that same game, who gave up three earned runs in 6.0 innings pitched.
Let's ride with the Brew Crew tonight and hope we see a repeat of the April 11th matchup between these two pitchers.
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