MLB Monday Free Pick - Milwaukee Brewers at San Diego Padres
The Milwaukee Brewers continue their current eight-game road trip this Monday night with the first of three matchups against the San Diego Padres in a 10:10 p.m. start on the West Coast. Elite-rated VietBet has opened San Diego as a -135 home favorite with the total set at 8.5 runs.
Current MLB Betting Odds:
Milwaukee Brewers (+180)
San Diego (-135)
The Brewers are clinging to a one-game lead over the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central after dropping three of the first five games on this current West Coast road trip. They are 40-31 overall with an even 18-18 record on the road. Milwaukee avoided the sweep against San Francisco this past weekend with a 5-3 victory on Sunday as a -158 road favorite. The total was a PUSH on the closing eight-run line at VietBet.
Win or lose, the Brewers have been able to get some runners across the plate lately. They have averaged 5.8 runs over their last five games. They have also given up their fair share of runs to boost their staff ERA to 4.55. Jhoulys Chacin should get the start in Monday night’s series opener. The right hander has an ERA of 5.74 with a 1.48 WHIP through 12 starts this season.
San Diego hammered out four runs in the ninth inning to get past Colorado 14-13 on Sunday as a +143 road underdog. The extended four game series ended as a 2-2 split with the total going OVER Vietbet's closing total line in all four games. The Padres are 35-37 on the year with an 18-20 record at home. The total has gone OVER or ended as a PUSH in eight of their last 10 home games.
The Padres are 12th in the NL in scoring with 4.4 runs a game, but they just pounded out a grand total of 44 runs in that four-game set against the Rockies. Their pitching staff allowed 48 runs in those same four contests. It will be Joey Lucchesi’s turn in the starting rotation on Monday night. The left hander is 5-4 on the year with a 4.11 ERA and a 1.113 WHIP.
Take the OVER on VietBet’s 8.5-run line in this contest. The bats should stay hot for both teams given the matchup on the mound.
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