Milwaukee Brewers vs. Atlanta Braves odds, tips and betting trends | May 18

The Milwaukee Brewers (23-14) will host the Atlanta Braves (17-20), in the final game of a three-game series, Wednesday at 1:10 PM ET.

The Braves are an underdog (+123 on the moneyline) when they take on the Brewers (-143). The Brewers will give the ball to Corbin Burnes (1-2) versus the Braves and Max Fried (4-2).

Yesterday, the Braves picked up a 3-0 win over the Brewers, with Tucker Davidson (5.0 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 3 K) registering the win for the Braves. Marcell Ozuna finished 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBI to lead the offensive attack. Adrian Houser (6.0 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 6 K) picked up the loss for the Brewers.

Ahead of the Brewers vs. Braves matchup, here is what you need to prepare for Wednesday’s baseball action.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Atlanta Braves Odds and Betting Lines

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  • Favorite: Brewers (-143, bet $143 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Braves (+123, bet $100 to win $123)
  • Over/under: 6.5

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Brewers Stats and Trends

Brewers Betting Records

  • The Brewers have entered the game as favorites 33 times this season and won 21, or 63.6%, of those games.
  • Milwaukee has a record of 18-8, a 69.2% win rate, when favored by -143 or more by sportsbooks this season.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Brewers have a 58.8% chance to win.
  • Milwaukee and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 17 of their 37 opportunities.
  • The Brewers have an ATS record of 16-21-0 in 37 games with a spread this season.

Corbin Burnes (Brewers Probable Starter)

  • Burnes (1-2) will take to the mound for the Brewers and make his eighth start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up one earned run in seven innings pitched on Friday in his last outing, a matchup with the Miami Marlins.
  • The 27-year-old has an ERA of 1.77, a 7.125 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of .788 in seven games this season.
  • He’s looking to extend his six-game quality start streak.
  • Burnes will look to finish five or more innings for the eighth start in a row.
  • The Braves have scored 149 runs this season, which ranks 16th in MLB. They have 268 hits, 23rd in baseball, with 45 home runs (fifth in the league).
  • The Braves have gone 6-for-24 with a double, a home run and an RBI in six innings this season against the right-hander.
  • Among qualified pitchers in the majors this campaign, the 27-year-old ranks sixth in ERA (1.77), second in WHIP (.788), and sixth in K/9 (11.2).

Brewers Batting Stats

  • The Brewers’ 49 home runs rank fourth in Major League Baseball.
  • Hitters for the Brewers rank seventh in the majors with a combined .407 team slugging percentage.
  • Milwaukee has a team batting average of .232 this season, which ranks 18th among MLB teams.
  • The Brewers have scored 172 runs this season, which ranks sixth in MLB.
  • Milwaukee has an on-base percentage of .310 this season, which ranks 17th in the league.
  • The Brewers are one of the least disciplined teams at the plate this season, ranking 26th with an average of 9.1 strikeouts per game.

Braves Stats and Trends

Braves Betting Records

  • The Braves have been underdogs in 14 games this season and have come away with the win seven times (50%) in those contests.
  • Atlanta has a mark of 1-2 in contests where oddsmakers favor them by +123 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Braves have an implied victory probability of 44.8% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • Atlanta and their opponents have hit the over in 20 of their 37 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season.
  • In 37 games with a line this season, the Braves have a mark of 16-21-0 against the spread.

Max Fried (Braves Probable Starter)

  • Fried makes the start for the Braves, his eighth of the season. He is 4-2 with a 3.14 ERA and 41 strikeouts over 43 innings pitched.
  • The left-hander last appeared on Friday against the San Diego Padres, when he tossed six innings, allowing four earned runs while giving up nine hits.
  • The 28-year-old has an ERA of 3.14, with 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings in seven games this season. Opposing batters have a .232 batting average against him.
  • Fried is trying to pick up his fifth quality start of the season.
  • Fried will try to build on an eight-game streak of going five or more innings (he’s averaging 6.0 frames per appearance).
  • He meets a Brewers offense that ranks sixth in the league with 172 total runs scored while batting .232 as a squad. His opponent has a collective .407 slugging percentage (seventh in MLB action) and has hit a total of 49 home runs (fourth in the league).
  • Fried has a 1.29 ERA and a 0.714 WHIP against the Brewers this season in seven innings pitched, allowing a .167 batting average over one appearance.
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season, the 28-year-old’s 3.14 ERA ranks 26th, .977 WHIP ranks 11th, and 8.6 K/9 ranks 24th.

Braves Batting Stats

  • The Braves are fifth in MLB play with 45 home runs. They average 1.2 per game.
  • So far this season, the Braves rank 13th in the league with a .385 slugging percentage.
  • Atlanta ranks 26th in the league with a .221 batting average.
  • The offense for the Braves is the No. 16 offense in MLB action scoring 4.0 runs per game (149 total runs).
  • Atlanta’s .296 on-base percentage ranks 21st in baseball.
  • Braves hitters strike out 9.7 times per game, the 29th-most in the league.

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