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Braves Vs Brewers: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 5/15/2021

The Atlanta Braves (18-20) and the Milwaukee Brewers (20-19) meet on Saturday at 7:10 PM ET. The Braves are favored (-114) against the underdog Brewers (-103). Atlanta has Ian Anderson starting things off, and Milwaukee will counter with Brett Anderson.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 15, 2021, 2:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Braves vs Brewers Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Anderson (ATL) Pitcher Anderson (MIL)
2 – 1 W/L 2 – 2
39.0 IP 20.1
3.46 ERA 3.54
1.260 WHIP 1.230
9.9 K/9 4.9
3.9 BB/9 2.2

Braves Probable Starter Ian Anderson

  • Ian Anderson (2-1) gets the starting nod for the Braves in his eighth start of the season. He has a 3.46 ERA in 39 innings pitched, with 43 strikeouts.
  • In his last appearance on Saturday, the right-hander threw six innings against the Phillies, allowing three earned runs while surrendering six hits.
  • He will take the hill against a Brewers offense that ranks 23rd in the league with 276 total hits (on a.213 batting average). The squad also slugs a collective .360 (26th in the league) with 44 total home runs (15th in MLB action).
  • The Braves have been the moneyline favorite in six of Anderson’s starts this season, and they went 4-2 in those games.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 15, 2021 at 2:22 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Brewers Stats vs Anderson

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jackie Bradley Jr. 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333

Brewers Probable Starter Brett Anderson

  • The Brewers will hand the ball to Brett Anderson (2-2) for his sixth start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance was on Sunday, when he threw three scoreless innings against the Marlins while allowing two hits.
  • The Braves rank 10th in MLB with 173 runs scored this season. They have a .227 batting average this campaign with 56 home runs (first in the league).
  • When he starts a game and his team is the underdog on the moneyline, they have a record of 2-2.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 15, 2021 at 2:22 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Braves Stats vs Anderson

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jeff Mathis 13 .077 1 0 0 .143 .220
Ender Inciarte 12 .333 4 0 0 .333 .750
Marcell Ozuna 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
Ehire Adrianza 3 .000 0 0 0 .250 .250
Freddie Freeman 3 .667 2 0 1 .667 1.334
Pablo Sandoval 2 .500 1 1 2 .667 2.667

Braves Betting Trends

  • The Braves’ offense is averaging 4.2 runs in road games and 4.9 per contest when they play at home.
  • The Braves have the No. 10 offense in MLB action scoring 4.6 runs per game (173 total runs).
  • The Braves have won 12 of the 27 games they were the moneyline favorite this season (44.4%).
  • Atlanta has an 11-15 record (winning 42.3% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -114 or shorter.
  • Atlanta has played in 38 games with an over/under set, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 20 times (20-17-1).
  • Atlanta has a 4-3 record from the seven games it was favored on the moneyline over its last 10 matchups.

Brewers Betting Trends

  • The Brewers rank 25th in the league with 142 total runs scored this season.
  • In home games this season, they have scored a total of 66 runs (3.3 per game) while pushing across 76 total away from American Family Field, an average of four per contest.
  • This season, the Brewers have won eight out of the 14 games, or 57.1%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Milwaukee has entered 12 games this season as the underdog by -103 or more and is 6-6 in those contests.
  • Milwaukee and its opponents have hit the over in 17 of their 39 games with a total this season.
  • In three games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, Milwaukee has a record of 1-2.

Braves Players to Watch

  • Ronald Acuna Jr. paces the Braves in home runs (12), runs batted in (24) and has racked up a team-best batting average of .302.
  • Acuna ranks first in HR (12), 19th in RBI (24), 19th in AVG (.302), and 15th in OBP (.395) among qualifying batters in MLB.
  • Ozzie Albies has 10 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 14 walks while hitting .231.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB, Albies ranks 14th in SLG.
  • Albies has safely hit in six straight games. Over that span he is batting .240 with two triples, a home run, two walks and three RBIs.

Braves Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Marcell Ozuna 148 .216 16 6 22 .297 .655
Dansby Swanson 139 .209 12 5 13 .272 .646
Freddie Freeman 136 .213 21 9 21 .314 .748
Ozzie Albies 134 .231 22 6 17 .309 .779
Ronald Acuña Jr. 129 .302 33 12 24 .395 1.046
Austin Riley 121 .289 17 3 10 .383 .780
Ehire Adrianza 54 .259 9 2 12 .306 .750
Pablo Sandoval 32 .281 7 4 10 .395 1.051
William Contreras 31 .226 6 2 7 .314 .830
Ender Inciarte 21 .286 3 0 1 .348 .681

Brewers Players to Watch

  • Avisail Garcia leads Milwaukee in home runs this season with five while driving in 20 runs.
  • Garcia does not rank in the top 20 in SLG and OBP among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Travis Shaw is batting .224 this season with a team-high five home runs and 24 RBI.
  • Shaw ranks 19th in RBI among qualified hitters in the majors.

Brewers Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Travis Shaw 125 .224 10 5 24 .300 .700
Jackie Bradley Jr. 121 .165 13 3 6 .235 .533
Avisaíl García 120 .267 17 5 20 .341 .766
Luis Urías 111 .216 10 4 17 .302 .680
Kolten Wong 101 .257 12 2 5 .327 .713
Billy McKinney 89 .213 9 3 5 .263 .634
Daniel Vogelbach 80 .200 9 3 6 .304 .654
Omar Narváez 72 .347 7 3 11 .429 .929
Tyrone Taylor 61 .230 4 3 10 .329 .739
Lorenzo Cain 58 .190 12 3 6 .309 .688

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