The Milwaukee Brewers have lost back-to-back games to fall to second place in the NL Central, but they are in a good spot to bounce back on Wednesday night against the Detroit Tigers.
Detroit has won two low-scoring games to open this series (4-3 and 4-2), but the team may have a tougher time slowing down the Brewers with Michael Lorenzen (0-0, 6.00 ERA) on the mound today.
Freddy Peralta (2-2, 3.97 ERA) gets the ball for the Brew Crew, and he’s looking to bounce back after back-to-back subpar outings.
Here’s a look at the odds and a best bet for this contest:
Tigers vs. Brewers odds, run line and total
Tigers vs. Brewers prediction and pick
The Tigers have taken two games in this series, but the team is still struggling to score on the season, putting up just 68 runs in 22 games.
The Brewers, on the other hand, have a +24 run differential and have scored 113 runs through their first 24 games this season. The offense has cooled off in this series, but it’s time the team turns things around.
This is just the third start of the year for Lorenzen, who allowed six runs in his season debut before pitching five scoreless in his second outing.
That’s a lot of variability, but his Fielding Independent Pitching is still high at 4.99 this season.
Peralta is the better starter in this matchup, even though he struggled against Boston and San Diego in his last two starts. The Tigers are a far worse offense, so I expect the Brewers right-hander to turn things around tonight.
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