Giants vs. Brewers prediction and odds for Friday, May 26 (Fade Milwaukee vs. Wood)
By Iain MacMillan
The San Francisco Giants got the better of the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night, blanking them by a final score of 5-0.
The two teams will face each other again on Friday night in Milwaukee and this time, Alex Wood (4.05 ERA) of the Giants will face Freddy Peralta (4.15 ERA) of the Brewers.
Let's dive into the odds for the game.
Giants vs. Brewers odds, run line, and total
Giants vs. Brewers prediction and pick
My strategy when betting on games involving the Brewers continues to work, just like it did last night.
It's very simple. When the Brewers face a left-handed starter, we fade them and bet on their opponent. It's as simple as that. Their OPS this season drops from .728 against right-handed pitchers to .620 against left-handed pitchers, which is the worst mark in all of Major League Baseball.
With the Giants starting a lefty in Alex Wood, we're clear to bet on the Giants. It's also worth noting that Wood has a career 1.29 ERA across 21 innings pitched against the Brewers.
The same is true against the Giants, who have dominated righties this season, ranking 9th in Major League Baseball against right-handed pitchers. Tonight, they'll take on a righty in Freddy Peralta.
Finally, the Brewers bullpen has fallen apart in May. They're 27th in bullpen ERA this month at 5.42.
Give me the Brewers as underdogs tonight.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.