Phillies vs Brewers Prediction - MLB Picks 9/2/23

Milwaukee Brewers (75-59) vs Philadelphia Phillies (74-60)

Game Info: Saturday, September 2, 2023 at 7:15 pm (American Family Field)

Colin Rea (5-5) (5.11) vs Aaron Nola (12-8) (4.30)

Betting Odds: Milwaukee Brewers +110 / Philadelphia Phillies -130 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Philadelphia Phillies will host the Milwaukee Brewers for game two of their weekend series this Friday from Citizens Banks Park on FOX. Milwaukee took game one by two after a big eighth inning, 7-5.

Phillies Preview & Projected Starter

Philadelphia moved to 74-60 after losing to Milwaukee. The Phillies nearly stole game one before a rally from the Brew Crew, and they’ll look to avoid a third straight loss Saturday. The Philly offense is scoring 4.13 runs per game, while batting .254, with a .322 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 3.98 ERA, with a 1.25 WHIP. 

Aaron Nola (12-8, 4.30 ERA, 174 Ks) will take the mound for Philadelphia. The ninth-year pitcher came through with a gem against St. Louis, striking out nine thru seven innings of shutout ball to earn his twelfth victory. Nola has looked good thru his last four starts, winning three straight decisions, while holding clubs to two runs or less in three of his last four outings. Nola pitched well against Milwaukee at home back in July (7.1 IP, 2 ER, W), and he’ll attempt to replicate that effort on the road here. 

Phillies Player Trends & Props 

Bryce Harper has produced a run in eight of the last ten games, and he’s posting splits of .305/15/55.?

Bryson Stott has collected a hit in seven of the last ten games, and he’s posting a team-lead in hits (144), while batting .293, with 55 RBI.

Nick Castellanos has recorded a hit in seven of the previous ten games, and he’s posting a line of .275/22/83.

Kyle Schwarber has homered in six of the last ten games, and he’s among league leaders in homers (38), while leading the Phils in RBI (86).

Alex Bohm has scored a run in six of the previous seven games, and he’s third on the team in RBI (82), while hitting .279.

 

Brewers Preview & Projected Starter

Milwaukee moved to 75-59 after defeating Philadelphia. The Brewers responded quickly to the Phillies' rally in the eighth to take game one, and they’ll look to take control of the series here. The Milwaukee offense is 4.56 scoring runs per game, while batting .231, with a .307 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 3.95 ERA, with a 1.31 WHIP. 

Colin Rea (5-5, 5.11  ERA, 85 Ks) will take the mound for Milwaukee. The eighth-year righty will make his return from a one-month absence, and he struggled in divisional action against Pittsburgh last time out, allowing six runs in five innings to take his fifth loss. Rea allowed five runs or more in three of his last five starts, but there’s hope he comes back in better form after missing time. 

Brewers Player Trends & Props

Christian Yelich has scored a run in seven of the last ten games, and he leads the Brewers in hits (140) and RBI (68), with seventeen homers. 

Willy Adames provided a three-run shot in the game one victory, and he leads Milwaukee in home runs (22), with 65 RBI. 

William Contreras brings an eleven-game hit streak into this contest, and after producing a run in six of the last eight games, he leads the team in batting (.281), with 14 homers and 65 runs batted in. 

Carlos Santana has collected a hit in ten straight games, and he’s tallied eighteen homers and 68 RBI between time in Pittsburgh and Milwaukee this season.

Corey’s Free Pick

The Over made its way through for last night, despite the strong outings from Freddy Peralta and Zach Wheeler, and I like barking back up that tree here. The bats may come out swinging after being held in check for seven innings last night, and both teams are hitting very well right now. With Colin Rea set to go, the Phillies have a good chance of striking back here, but let’s back the Over for more security here in game two. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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