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Miami Marlins vs. Milwaukee Brewers

May 20, 2024


The Milwaukee Brewers will travel to Miami, Florida, to face the Miami Marlins in a three-game series at Depot Park. Game 1 of the series will take place on Monday evening at 6:40 PM ET and air on Bally Sports Florida and Bally Sports Wisconsin.

Milwaukee Brewers Team Preview

The Milwaukee Brewers are coming off a 1-2 series loss on the road against the Houston Astros, which was their first series loss since the beginning of May against the Kansas City Royals. The Astros outscored the Brewers 12-16 in the series, culminating in a 4-9 loss in Game 3.

However, the Brewers remain in 1st place in the NL Central with a record of 27-19 and a.587 winning percentage, which also gives them the 4th best record in the National League, behind the Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves, and Los Angeles Dodgers. This will be the first series of the season against the Marlins for the Brewers, with Milwaukee having won four of the seven meetings last season against Miami and winning by an average margin of 3.29 runs per game in those meetings; however, they enter the series on a two-game losing streak in the series against the Marlins. 

The Milwaukee Brewers will look to bounce back following the series loss against the Houston Astros and end their two-game losing streak in the series when they travel to face the Miami Marlins for Game 1 of the series.

Miami Marlins Team Preview

The Miami Marlins have been one of the worst teams in baseball to start the 2024 MLB season, entering the series against the Milwaukee Brewers with a record of 15-33 following a 3-7 loss in Game 3 of the series against the New York Mets, which also ended their four-game winning streak.

However, Miami has won their previous two series with a 2-1 series win on the road against the Detroit Tigers and a 2-1 series win at home against the New York Mets, and they have won by an average margin of 1.17 runs per game in those contests. 

The Miami Marlins enter the series against the Brewers having won two straight games against Milwaukee and have won by an average margin of three runs per game during their winning streak in the series. 

The Miami Marlins will look to extend their winning streak in the series to three games when they host the Milwaukee Brewers for Game 1 of the series on Monday evening.

Odds and Series Trends

On Monday evening, JustBet has the Milwaukee Brewers listed as -130 moneyline favorites on the road against the Miami Marlins for Game 1 of the series. Milwaukee won four of the seven meetings last season and six of the previous ten in the series, while winning by an average margin of 3.29 runs per game last season and 2.2 runs per game in the contests last year. 

Joe Ross is 1-2 in his previous three starts against Miami but has not faced the Marlins since the 2021 MLB season, while Ryan Weathers's only start against the Brewers came in the 2021 MLB season and resulted in a no-decision.

Game Pick

Miami enters this game having won four of their last five games and has won two straight in the series against the Brewers; however, Milwaukee won four of the seven meetings last season and six of the previous ten contests in the series while having won by an average margin of 3.29 runs per game in the games last season and 2.2 runs per game in the previous ten matchups. As a result, I am taking the moneyline for the Milwaukee Brewers when they travel to face the Miami Marlins for Game 1 of the series on Monday evening.

Spooky Express Pick: Milwaukee Brewers Moneyline (-130)