Milwaukee (1st – NL Central) at Minnesota (3rd – AL Central)
Where: Target Field
When: May 19, 2018 7:10PM EST
Moneyline: Brewers +100/ Twins -110
By expert handicapper Rich Crew
Two rookie pitchers take to the mound on Saturday night when the Brewers and Twins meet in the second game of a three-game set at Target Field. The MLB oddsmaker at BetOnline has Minnesota as a small -110 ML favorite over visiting Milwaukee with the total line offered up at 8.
In the first game of the series, the Milwaukee got the money as a +129 underdog taking the lead in the second inning and not looking back. The victory was the second straight for the Brewers and the fourth in five games. The loss by the Twins was their fourth in five matches and the third over the last four in their homestand.
The win last night by the Milwaukee put an end to a five-game losing streak versus Minnesota that dated back to the 2016 season. Over has been the way to play this series with a 5-2-3 record over the last ten contests.
Rookie Freddy Peralta will make his second career start after getting his first taste of Major League action in Colorado. He didn’t disappoint in his debut going 5 2/3 innings allowing just one hit, striking out 13 with two walks in a 7-3 laugher.
The first-year pitcher for the Twins Fernando Romero is like an old veteran compared to his counterpart with three career starts under his belt and like Peralta he’s looked good with one run allowed over 16 2/3 innings pitched. He’ll be making his second start at Kauffmann where he opened the season with 5 2/3 scoreless innings versus the Jays line-up.
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- Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last five games
- The Brewers are 9-2 SU in its last 11 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Milwaukee’s last 19 games on the road
- Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last five games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last six games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s previous five games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The public money has been close to even with the Brewers holding a slight edge with 51% of the money line wagers. The total is the same story with the UNDER garnering 52% of the support.
Brewers at Twins Prediction 5/19/18
I’m going to call the pitching match-up even with both rookies impressing. The success on the road by the Brewers and their live bats with seven or more runs in four of their last five are more appealing to me in this spot.
Crew’s Pick: Take the Milwaukee Brewers +100 at 5Dimes to get the best line on this game and guys if you don’t have an account here, now is the time to save money all season long with this betting shop’s overnight nickel lines and dime line betting on game day!