Brewers vs Giants Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for May 5 (Pitching Gives Milwaukee Edge at Oracle Park)
The slumping Milwaukee Brewers (18-13) begin a three-game series against the San Francisco Giants (13-17) when the two clubs meet at Oracle Park on Friday, May 5.
Brewers vs Giants Game Info
- Date: Friday, May 5, 2023
- Time: 10:15 p.m. ET
- Venue: Oracle Park -- San Francisco, CA
- Coverage: NBC Sports Bay Area, Bally Sports Wisconsin, MLB TV
The Brewers' losing streak was extended to four consecutive games with a disappointing 9-6 loss to the Colorado Rockies yesterday. On the other hand, the Giants inched one step closer to a .500 record with Thursday's 4-2 shutout win over the Houston Astros.
Brewers vs Giants Odds & Spread
- All MLB betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: MIL: (-120) | SF: (+102)
- Spread: MIL: -1.5 (+136) | SF: +1.5 (-164)
- Total: 8 -- Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)
The Brewers enter this contest as road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10:15 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 8 runs with the under being favored at -115 odds.
Brewers vs Giants Betting Trends
- Milwaukee is 6-1 straight up in its last seven games played on a Friday.
- San Francisco is 4-1 straight up in its last five home games against Milwaukee.
- The total has hit the Under in six of Milwaukee's last nine games.
- The total has hit the Under in seven of San Francisco's last nine games against Milwaukee.
Brewers vs Giants Prediction & Pick
The Brewers need a strong performance from starting pitcher Corbin Burnes to get out of their skid. After a slow start to the campaign, the former Cy Young winner has turned things around, going 3-0 with a 1.85 ERA and 21 strikeouts over 24 1/3 innings in his last four starts. He's also 3-1 with a 2.25 ERA in 12 previous tilts (five starts) against San Francisco.
Burnes shouldn't have much of an issue outdueling Giants starter Sean Manaea. The former 2013 first-rounder has been awful through six appearances (four starts), tallying a 7.85 ERA while giving up 17 runs on 19 hits over just 18 1/3 innings pitched.
Considering how the Giants have lost four of Manaea's last five starts, the Brewers are in a great spot to get back to winning. Talented hitters like Rowdy Tellez, William Contreras, and Christian Yelich shouldn't have issues generating offense tonight as long as Manaea doesn't suddenly become a Cy Young-quality arm.
With the odds also on their side, back the Brewers to win tonight.
Final Score Prediction: Brewers: 7 | Giants: 4
Brewers vs Giants Best Bet
While Burnes has been playing some solid baseball lately, I don't like the idea of him finishing with more than 6.5 strikeouts tonight. For starters, he's only gone over that total once in six starts, needing to pitch eight innings to do so. It was the only time he's been in a game that long this year, never making it beyond the sixth in his other appearances.
Furthermore, the Giants only tally 9.05 strikeouts per game (No. 11). Considering how that number has dropped to 6.23 in their last three outings, I see it being more likely that Corbin finishes with fewer than 6.5 Ks tonight.
Bet: Corbin Bornes — Strikeouts: Under 6.5 (+100)
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