MLB Betting Preview: Milwaukee Brewers vs. Philadelphia Phillies – Sunday, May 26, 2019
Matchup at a Glance
When: Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 2:10 PM ET
Where: Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Moneyline: Milwaukee Brewers -165
Betting Total: 9 runs
The Phillies will be looking for the series sweep and will send Zach Eflin to the mound to oppose Brandon Woodruff.
The moneyline for the game is Brewers -165 and the total is set at 9 runs.
Phillies Look For the Sweep
Philadelphia comes into play on Sunday winners of its last three games. Sunday’s starter, Zach Eflin, is coming off a start against Chicago that resulted in a no-decision despite him giving up just one run over six innings.
For the season, he is 5-4 with a 2.76 ERA. The Phillies’ bullpen is currently second in the National League with a 3.81 ERA. The bullpen is led by Hector Neris with nine saves.
The Phillies hit four home runs on Saturday in the winning effort. The offense continues to be led by shortstop Jean Segura, who is hitting .320 on the season.
The power numbers are led by Rhys Hoskins, who has 13 home runs and 41 RBI. As a team, the Phils are seventh in the National League in hitting with a .249 team batting average. They are fourth in the NL with 262 runs scored.
Brewers Look to Get Back on Track
The Milwaukee Brewers will send Brandon Woodruff to the mound to face the Phillies and try to avoid the three-game sweep. Woodruff is the right man for the job. He is 6-1 on the season and has a 3.51 ERA.
His win total is good for second in the National League, behind Max Fried of the Braves, and Hyun-Jin Ryu of the Dodgers. The Brewers’ bullpen, considered to be their strong suit at the beginning of the season, is right in the middle of the NL in terms of ERA at 4.30.
Offensively, the Brewers are in the top third of NL teams in terms of batting average at .247. They continue to be led by 2018 MVP Christian Yelich, who is hitting .323, with 20 home runs and 42 RBI. His home run total leads the Senior Circuit, while his RBI total is tied for fourth.
Brandon Woodruff has been very good in the last month, and I believe he will continue his dominance on the mound. Take the Brewers in this one.