Detroit Tigers vs. Milwaukee Brewers Pick – MLB, September 2, 2020

By Admir Aljic in MLB
| September 2, 2020 1:19 am PDT

The Detroit Tigers and Milwaukee Brewers opened a two-game interleague series at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Tuesday night and will close it Wednesday, September 2. They haven’t met since 2018 when the Brewers swept a three-game series in Milwaukee.

Both Detroit and Milwaukee are pretty much alive in the playoff race which promises an entertaining clash at Miller Park. The Tigers entered the series with a 16-16 record and were just 2.5 games behind the bottom wild card in the American League.

The Brewers, on the other side, were 16-18 on Tuesday, trailing just one game behind the bottom wild-card team in the National League.

Therefore, I bring you the best Tigers vs. Brewers pick for Wednesday night along with the most important betting tips and trends.

Tigers vs. Brewers Betting Odds

  • Tigers (+1.5) -155
  • Brewers (-1.5) +135
  • Tigers to Win +140
  • Brewers to Win -150
  • Over 9.0 -110
  • Under 9.0 -110

The Tigers are one of the most pleasant surprises of the shortened 60-game season. They were dead last in the majors last year. Hereof, I’m not surprised by the odds even though the Brewers are a huge disappointment in 2020.

Neither side has impressed offensively, but the bookies still set the totals at nine runs. Feel free to heck out the best online sportsbooks and find out the alternative lines and odds.

Tigers vs. Brewers Preview

The Brewers have the second-most inefficient offense in baseball, averaging only 3.97 runs per game. Christian Yelich is struggling mightily, as well as the vast majority of the Brewers’ lineup. They slash .213/.301/.376 which are all terrible and way below the league average.

On the other side, the Tigers score 4.75 runs per game (14th in the MLB). They are 12th in batting average (.251), 26th in on-base percentage (.311), and 11th in slugging percentage (.435).

Spencer Turnbull will take the hill for the Tigers on Wednesday, and the 27-year-old righty is 3-2 in six starts this season. Turnbull owns a 2.97 ERA and 1.32 WHIP while recording 26 strikeouts in 30.1 innings of work.

He met the Brewers once in 2018 and suffered a loss while yielding four earned runs on five hits in 5.1 innings of work.

Adrian Houser will take the mound for the Brewers, tallying his seventh start of the season. The righty is 1-3 with a 4.36 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, and 24/11 K/BB ratio in 2020. He’s had some serious problems recently, allowing four earned runs and nine hits in each of his previous two starts.

Houser will square off against the Tigers for the first time in his career.

Tigers vs. Brewers Betting Pick

Spencer Turnbull tossed 5.2 shutout innings against the Cubs in his previous start, but he’s been very inconsistent so far. I don’t trust Adrian Houser either, so give me the over on the totals.

The Brewers’ offense will have to start scoring some runs eventually, but their pitching staff won’t have an easy job against the Tigers’ bats. The Brewers’ bullpen is 12th in the majors with a 4.15 ERA, while the Tigers’ relievers are 16th with a 4.40 ERA.

Excluding the opening game on Tuesday, the Brewers are 5-1 in their last six encounters with the Tigers, and the over is 4-2 in that span.

Pick
  • Over 9.0 runs
    -110

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