Milwaukee Brewers vs Philadelphia Phillies: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

How to Watch

Where: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA

When: Wednesday, May 15th at 7:05 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): Brewers TV/Radio: Fox Sports Wisconsin, WTMJ 103.3 FM. Phillies TV/Radio: NBCSPH, WIP 94.1 FM.

Team Notes

Milwaukee Brewers

After sputtering from a hot start to 2019, the Brewers have gotten their magic back winning seven straight games before a 2-1 loss on Saturday to the Cubs.

Away from home, Milwaukee’s offense hasn’t been as effective as they are at Miller Park, only scoring 4.2 runs in their first 17 road games.

The Brewers have 10-1 odds to win the NL crown and 25-1 odds to win the 2019 World Series title.

Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies went 4-2 on their recent six-game road trip, holding opponents to just 13 runs combined over both series.

At Citizens Bank Park, Philly has been tough with 14 wins in 21 games as they are hitting .246 with 31 homers.

The Phillies have 6-1 odds to win the National League and 14-1 to take the World Series for 2019.

Pitcher Notes

Milwaukee Brewers: Gio Gonzalez (1-0, 1.69 ERA)

After being signed late in April, Gonzalez has been solid for the Brewers through three starts.

The Brewers lefty has thrown 16 innings while not allowing a homer and just walking four.

  • Gonzalez has only allowed three runs over his first 16 innings of work.
  • In his last start, Gonzalez held the Cubs scoreless through 5.2 innings.
  • Gonzalez has excelled in his two road starts in 2019 with only two earned runs in 10.2 innings.

Phillies: Jake Arrieta (4-3, 3.78 ERA)

The Phillies crafty right-hander is averaging over six innings per start this season, exactly what Philadelphia hoped to get from Arrieta this season.

Arrieta has shown signs of fatigue lately, giving up 11 earned runs in his last 16 innings, after allowing just 10 earned runs in his first 34 innings in 2019.

  • The Phillies starter threw five innings, giving up four earned runs in his last start.
  • Arrieta has posted 17 strikeouts in last three starts.
  • The righty has allowed six home runs in his last three outings and given up eight this season.

Hitter Notes

Milwaukee Brewers

Milwaukee has struggled to generate runs away from Miller Park.

Through their first 17 road contests, the Brewers have hit just 22 homers compared to the 45 in 24 games they’ve hit at home in 2019.

  • OF Ryan Braun is 7 for 30 against the Phillies righty with three homers and 10 RBI.
  • OF Christian Yelich is 3 for 13 versus Arrieta with one homer and two RBI.
  • OF Lorenzo Cain is 5 for 9 with one double and two RBI against Arrieta.

Philadelphia Phillies

The main reason the Phillies are 14-7 at home this year is because they crush the ball at Citizens Bank Park, averaging 5.7 runs per game.

Philadelphia has hit 31 homers at home, compared to the 13 they’ve hit on the road this season.

  • OF Andrew McCutchen is 8 for 25 against Gonzalez with three doubles and four walks.
  • SS Jean Segura is 8 for 15 against the Brewers lefty with one double and one walk.
  • 2B Cesar Hernandez is 8 for 37 versus Gonzalez with one homer and two RBI.

Roster Notes

Milwaukee Brewers

  • SP Chase Anderson is scheduled to make a rehab start for AAA San Antonio this week before he returns to the Brewers in an undetermined role.
  • OF Ryan Braun missed Sunday’s game with a slight hamstring strain.
  • SP Jimmy Nelson is in the middle of a series of rehab starts to build his strength from shoulder surgery.

Philadelphia Phillies

  • SP Vince Velasquez has been shut down from throwing with a forearm strain.
  • SP Cole Irvin, the Phillies #16 prospect by MLB.com, will be brought up for Velasquez.
  • SS Scott Kingery continues to rehab from a hamstring pull that’s kept him on the 10-day IL for several weeks.

Game Odds

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Moneyline

SportsbookMIL BrewersPHI PhilliesLink
888Sport NJ+104-125
BetStars NJ+105-125 

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Total Runs

Sportsbook Over 9  Under 9Link
888Sport NJ-108-113
BetStars NJ+100-118

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Run Line

SportsbookMIL Brewers +1.5PHI Phillies -1.5Link
888Sport NJ-195+155
BetStars NJ-188+160 

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