Atlanta Braves at Milwaukee Brewers - 10/9/21 MLB Picks and Prediction

Atlanta Braves at Milwaukee Brewers - 10/9/21 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Mark Hoffman / USA TODAY NETWORK

Milwaukee Brewers (95-67) vs Atlanta Braves (88-72)

Game Info: Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 5:07 pm (American Family Field)

Brandon Woodruff (9-10) (2.61) vs Max Fried (14-7) (3.10)

Betting Odds: Milwaukee Brewers -137 / Atlanta Braves +111 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers meet Saturday in Game 2 of the NLDS in MLB action at American Family Field. The Braves need a win here to even up the series at 1-1. The Brewers have a chance to take a commanding 2-0 series lead.

The Atlanta Braves couldn’t find any offense in their opening series loss. The Braves have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Braves have won seven straight games when scoring four or more runs. Joc Pederson leads the Braves with one hit and one RBI, while Austin Riley and Eddie Rosario have combined for two hits. Max Fried gets the ball, and he was 14-7 with a 3.04 ERA and 158 strikeouts this season. Fried is 0-1 with a 3.90 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his postseason career.

The Milwaukee Brewers pitching dominated in their opening playoff victory. The Brewers have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or fewer runs in five of their last seven games. The Brewers have lost nine of their last 11 games when scoring three or fewer runs. Willy Adames leads the Brewers with one hit, while Lorenzo Cain and Eduardo Escobar have combined for two hits. Brandon Woodruff gets the ball, and he was 9-10 with a 2.56 ERA and 211 strikeouts this season. Woodruff is 1-2 with a 2.57 ERA and 32 strikeouts in his postseason career.

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The Braves are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series and 5-3 in their last 8 Divisional Playoff games. The Brewers are 12-4 in their last 16 during game 2 of a series and 1-4 in their last 5 playoff games. The over is 4-1 in Braves last 5 Saturday games. The over is 5-2 in Brewers last 7 overall. 

The Milwaukee Brewers are the better team, at home, and betting against Woodruff is a little risky given how solid he's been all year. However, we're getting plus money with Fried on the mound, a pitcher who has allowed hits and seven earned runs in his last 41 innings. Fried has allowed 12 earned runs in his last 74 innings. Just dominance. And if you want to be picky, Woodruff has allowed 22 hits and 10 runs in his last 22 innings, as September was his worst month of the season by far. Give me the Braves and the plus money. 

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Randy’s Pick Atlanta Braves +111

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