Detroit Tigers at Milwaukee Brewers - 9/1/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Detroit Tigers (16-16) at Milwaukee Brewers (16-18)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 7:40 pm (Miller Park)
Michael Fulmer (0-0) (8.79) vs. Adrian Houser (1-3) (4.36)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -150 / Detroit Tigers +139 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Detroit Tigers face the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday, September 1st at Miller Park for game one of a two-game series.
The Detroit Tigers and Milwaukee Brewers will play four games against each other, with the first two games set at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Tigers are red hot, as they have won five games in a row and are coming off a three-game sweep of their AL Central rivals in the Minnesota Twins. Detroit's pitching has been extremely impressive, as the Tigers staff only allowed two runs in each of their three games against one of the toughest lineups in baseball in the Twins. The Tigers traded outfielder Cameron Maybin at the deadline to the Cubs, but this move will most likely not affect the team too much.
The Milwaukee Brewers ended their series with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday. The Brewers won that game and took three of the four games they played against the Buckos at home. The Brewers are now two games under .500 at 16-18, but they are still competitive in the NL Central. The Brewers are 1.0 game behind the Cardinals for second in the division and 4.0 games behind the Cubs for first.
The Detroit Tigers are set to bring right-hander Michael Fulmer to the mound to face the Brewers. Fulmer is 0-0 with an 8.79 ERA through his first 14.1 innings of the season. With an ERA like that, it is very surprising to see that Fulmer does not have a loss yet this season. Fulmer allowed two earned runs in 3.0 innings against the Cubs in his last start.
The Milwaukee Brewers will send right-hander Adrian Houser to the bump for Tuesday's game. Houser is 1-3 with a 4.36 ERA through his first 33.0 innings of the season with the Brewers. Houser allowed four earned runs on nine hits through 4.0 innings in his last start against the Reds.
I am going to take a shot with the Detroit Tigers on the road here. Fulmer, the former All-Star, has not pitched like himself this season, that is true. However, I think he can do enough to set the Tigers bullpen up in a decent spot here. Detroit can certainly score some runs, and I think they can win this game in a high-scoring affair.