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Milwaukee Brewers at Los Angeles Angels - MLB Best Bet of the Day

Apr 7, 2019; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader (71) delivers a pitch against the Chicago Cubs at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

The Milwaukee Brewers (8-2) visit the Los Angeles Angels (4-6) for a three-game set, starting with Monday’s 4:07 p.m. ET opener at Angel Stadium.

The Brewers just took two of three at home vs. the Cubs, winning 4-2 Sunday. They are 7-1 in their last eight. The Angels beat the Rangers 7-2 Sunday, completing a three-game sweep.

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Milwaukee Brewers at Los Angeles Angels: Projected Starting Pitchers

RHP Jhoulys Chacin vs. RHP Trevor Cahill

Both pitchers are 11-year veterans and will be making their third start of 2019.

Chacin is 2-0 with a 4.22 ERA. He beat the Reds 4-3 last Tuesday, allowing two runs on three hits and three walks with six K’s in 5.1 innings. Chacin has only faced the Angels once in his career, back in 2010 when he was with the Rockies.

Cahill is 0-1 with a 3.75 ERA. His most recent outing was a no-decision at Seattle (1 run, 3 hits, 6 innings). For his career, the righty is 1-0 with a 2.29 ERA in 13 games (one start) vs. the Brewers.

Milwaukee Brewers at Los Angeles Angels: By the Numbers

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  • Angels CF Mike Trout has homered in four consecutive games, going 6 for 11 (.545) with five homers and nine RBIs.
  • The Brewers are 5-0 in Chacin’s last five road starts and are 11-1 in the last 12 when Chacin opens a series.
  • Brewers C Yasmani Grandal is a career .308 hitter (4 for 13) vs. Cahill, while 2B Mike Moustakas is 3 for 4 (.750).

Milwaukee Brewers at Los Angeles Angels: Key Injuries

Brewers RP Jeremy Jeffress (shoulder), injured in spring training, isn’t expected to be activated during this series.

Angels LF Justin Upton (toe), the only current Angel who owns a HR vs. Chacin, is out for a least two months.

Milwaukee Brewers at Los Angeles Angels: Picks and Betting Tips

Moneyline: The Brewers’ -110 is worthy of a small-unit play here. The Angels are -104.

Against the spread: The Brewers’ -1.5, +140 is a decent value, while the Angels’ +1.5, -166 is not.

Over/under: Milwaukee is 4-5-1 Over/Under on the season. Los Angeles is 1-9. The Under of 8.5, -116 is the strongest play of all three options here.

Johnny’s MLB record: 9-6 (ML 4-1, ATS 3-2, O/U 2-3)

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