Prediction, Preview, and Odds
#957 Philadelphia Phillies 9 vs.
#958 Milwaukee Brewers -130
Friday, May 24, 2019 at 8:10pm EDT
Written by Adam Rauzino



#957 Philadelphia
#958 Milwaukee


This article covers a past game!

View upcoming games.

The Milwaukee Brewers and the Philadelphia Phillies will begin a three-game series Friday evening from Miller Park. The Phillies will give the call to 28-year old right-hander Jerad Eickhoff, and 31-year old right-hander Chase Anderson will toe the rubber for the Brewers. The Brewers took three of four in Philadelphia last week.

Eickhoff Surrenders Three Homers Against Rockies

Jerad Eickhoff will get the nod for the eighth time of the year, looking to get back on track after a few rough outings. Eickhoff conceded four runs on three home runs in five innings against the Rockies in his latest effort, resulting in a no-decision in a 7-5 Phillies’ defeat. The fifth-year right-hander has surrendered nine runs over his last two starts, although he still features a solid 3.23 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP paired with a 2-2 record in 39 innings on the season. Eickhoff faced the Brewers earlier this month and he struggled, allowing five runs in four innings, and he owns a 1-3 record with a poor 6.65 ERA in 22 career innings against the Brew Crew. Ryan Braun is 3 for 10 against Eickhoff, while Travis Shaw is 0 for 5, and Christian Yelich is 4 for 15.

J.T. Realmuto has quietly been a significant addition to the Phillies this season. The 28-year old catcher continues to excel, belting three homers with six RBI’s in his last five games, and he is hitting .273 with seven home runs and 31 RBI’s on the season. Realmuto is 4 for 11 with one RBI against the Brewers pitching this season.

The first place Phillies are scoring an average of 4.98 runs per game, ranking them 11th in the Major Leagues. The Philadelphia pitching staff is carrying a strong 4.05 team ERA, good for 10th in the big leagues. The Phillies stand at 11-11 on the road this season.

Anderson Limits Braves to One Run in Return from IL

Chase Anderson will make his ninth appearance and fourth start of the season in this one. Anderson faced the Braves in his previous start and he was decent, holding Atlanta to one run (zero earned) but he did walk four batters in a four-inning outing. The five-year veteran right-hander has been dealing with a blister which has resulted in only one outing this month. Overall he is pitching well, registering a sharp 2.66 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP to go with a 2-0 record in 23.2 innings. The Phillies have given Anderson trouble in the past as he owns a 1-3 record and a poor 6.75 ERA in five career starts. Maikel Franco is 5 for 10 against Anderson, while Bryce Harper is 1 for 4, and Odubel Herrera is 5 for 12.

Ryan Braun had a big series in Philadelphia last week, collecting 7 hits in 13 at-bats with four RBI’s in four games. The 12-year veteran left-fielder is on a roll, featuring a dazzling .404 average on the month, and he has driven in seven runs in his last seven games. Braun owns a .273 average with nine homers and 30 RBI’s on the season. Christian Yelich is questionable for this one with back spasms, and Travis Shaw has landed on the 10 day IL.

The second place Brewers rank 13th in the Major Leagues with an average of 4.90 runs per game. The Milwaukee pitching staff holds a 4.31 team ERA, pegging them 15th overall. The Brewers feature a 17-9 home record.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

Insiders Status:


I am siding with the Brewers in this one. Milwaukee looked very good in their series in Philadelphia last week. They won three of four games, and all three wins occurred by at least three runs. Brewers’ starter Chase Anderson has limited his opposition to only two runs in his last three starts spread across 13.2 innings. The Brewers are tough to beat at Miller Park where they have won seven out of their last eight home games.

Furthermore, Phillies’ starter Jerad Eickhoff is struggling. The right-hander has served up nine runs including five home runs in his last two starts, and one of those starts was against this Brewers team. They scored five runs in four innings against him last week.

Prediction: Milwaukee Brewers

Full-Game Total Pick

Insiders Status:


I am opting with the over in this one. The Brewers exploited the Phillies pitching last week, accumulating a combined 26 runs in four games, and I expect that to continue against Eickhoff, plus the over is 10-4 in the Brewers’ last 14 Friday games.

In addition, while I don’t expect a ton of offense from the Phillies, they enter this one with some offensive momentum after scoring 13 runs in their last two games against the Cubs, and the Brewers bullpen is below average with a 4.27 ERA. The over is 4-1 in the Phillies last five games against a starter with a WHIP above 1.30, and I expect that trend to cash again in this contest.

Prediction: Over

Full-Game Prop Bet

Insiders Status:


The over on the Brewers team total is a strong play offered on PointsBet. The Brewers belted seven home runs and hit .301 as a team in Philadelphia last week. Chances are good they will have a productive performance at the plate against a struggling Eickhoff. In addition, the Phillies have allowed an average of 5.4 runs per game in their last ten games.

Prediction: Brewers Team Total Over 4.5

First Five Innings Prop Prediction

Insiders Status:


I am selecting Ryan Braun to record an RBI offered through Pointsbet. Braun had a big series against the Phillies last week. He knocked in four runs and he tallied at least one RBI in all three games in the series. Also, Braun has two homers and three RBI’s in his career against Phillies’ starter Jered Eickhoff.

Prediction: Ryan Braun to Record an RBI

Written By Adam Rauzino

Adam has been a sports fanatic his entire life, closely following hockey, baseball, basketball and football. Adam enjoys analyzing various stats, as well as studying Sabermetrics and analytics to take his picks to a whole new level. Adam has a passion for writing about various sports as well as personal finance and has brought his talents to us here at Winners and Whiners. He graduated with a diploma in business marketing and business finance.