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Milwaukee Brewers at Los Angeles Angels - MLB Picks and Bets

Mar 29, 2019; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich (22) at bat against the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

The Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Angels will continue their interleague set Tuesday night, and they will face very breezy conditions with wind blowing left to right at a 15-18 mph clip, sustained. That will favor left-handed batters, who will be aided by the gusts, turning deep fly balls into souvenirs for the fans in the cheap seats.

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Milwaukee Brewers at Los Angeles Angels: Projected Starting Pitchers

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RHP Freddy Peralta vs. RHP Matt Harvey

Peralta was bounced around in his first outing against St. Louis on March 29, but then did his best Teddy Higuera impression in Cincinnati on April 3, spinning eight scoreless frames with just two hits, no walks and 11 strikeouts in a dominant victory. However, he will be facing that stiff wind and several left-handed bats in this one. He has allowed one homer and 22 fly balls to the 45 total batters he has faced.

Harvey has also served up three homers with 20 fly balls against the 48 batters he has faced, and he is coming off an outing where he was hit hard for eight earned runs and 10 hits with two bombs in just four innings against Texas on April 4.

Milwaukee Brewers at Los Angeles Angels: By the Numbers

  • Brewers MVP OF Christian Yelich is 10-for-27 (.370) with a double, a home run and five RBI lifetime vs. Harvey, as the two squared off plenty when Harvey was on the Mets and Yelich was plying his trade with the Marlins.
  • Harvey has allowed at least one homer in four straight starts dating back to last season, and 10 taters across his past 42 1/3 innings.
  • Only Harvey and 1B Justin Bour have any history facing Peralta, and Harvey won’t be picking up a bat in an AL game. Bour has just two at-bats against the Milwaukee righty, but he does have a solo home run vs. Peralta.
  • The Brewers rank fourth in the majors with 20 homers through 11 games.

Milwaukee Brewers at Los Angeles Angels: Picks and Betting Tips

Moneyline: The Brewers are favored (-130) on the road, as the wise guys are apparently not feeling Harvey. The Halos are short ‘dogs (+112) on their own diamond. It’s tough to pick a winner in this one, as both pitchers allowed an inordinate amount of fly balls, and this one could resemble a beer-league softball game score.

Against the spread: The run line shows Milwaukee (-1.5, +124) at plus-money, and they might be worth a small-unit bet, as I expect the left-handed bats to take Harvey behind the shed. The Angels are (+1.5, -146) are not worth eating the chalk, even catching runs.

Over/under: As mentioned above, the winds will be howling at the Big A, so the Over 8.5 at (-120) should be easily attainable courtesy of the long ball. Those on the east coast might be able to check out on this game by midnight local time with a winning ticket in hand.

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