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Milwaukee Brewers vs. San Diego Padres

June 20, 2024


The Milwaukee Brewers will travel to San Diego, California, to face the San Diego Padres at Petco Park for a four-game weekend series. Game 1 of the series will start at 9:40 PM ET on Thursday night and air on the MLB Network, Bally Sports Wisconsin, and Padres TV.


Milwaukee Brewers Team Preview


The Milwaukee Brewers enter the series against the San Diego Padres having won four consecutive series following a 2-1 series win on the road against the Detroit Tigers, a 2-1 series win at home against the Toronto Blue Jays, a 2-1 series win at home against the Cincinnati Reds, and a 2-1 series win on the road against the Los Angeles Angels which ended with a 2-0 shutout win in Game 3 of the series on Wednesday night.


The win in Game 3 improved the record for the Brewers to 14 games above .500 at 44-30, which puts them in 1st place in the NL Central and the 3rd best record in the National League, behind the Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers. Freddy Peralta played a pivotal role in the win for the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 3 of the series against the Angels as he pitched six shutout innings of baseball, allowing three hits and two walks while recording eight strikeouts to pick up his 5th win of the season.


Milwaukee has won seven of their last ten games against San Diego while outscoring the Padres by an average of 4.8 to 4.1 runs per game in those contests. The Milwaukee Brewers will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they travel to face the San Diego Padres for Game 1.


San Diego Padres Team Preview


The San Diego Padres finally ended their five-game losing streak following a 5-2 win in Game 3 on the road against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday afternoon. However, they lost the series 1-2 and have now lost two consecutive series following the 0-3 series sweep on the road against the Mets and the 1-2 series loss on the road against the Philadelphia Phillies. The Padres were outscored by the Phillies 10-15 in the series.


However, they won 5-2 in Game 3, with the 8th inning playing a crucial part in the win as they scored three runs in the Top of the 8th inning following a triple from Kyle Higashioka that scored Jose Azocar, Manny Machado, and Ha-Seong Kim. Matt Waldron recorded his 5th consecutive quality start after pitching seven innings and allowing one run while recording six strikeouts in the win.


San Diego has won two of the previous three meetings against Milwaukee and has won by an average margin of two runs per game in those contests. The San Diego Padres will look to build off the momentum following the win in Game 3 of the series against the Philadelphia Phillies when they host the Milwaukee Brewers for Game 1 of the four-game series on Thursday night.


Odds and Series Trends


JustBet has the Milwaukee Brewers listed as -120 moneyline favorites on the road against the San Diego Padres for Game 1 of the series on Thursday night. Milwaukee has won seven of the last ten by an average margin of .7 runs per game. In contrast, the Padres have won two of the previous three games in the series and have won by an average margin of 2 runs per game. 


Game Pick


The San Diego Padres are two games below .500, while Milwaukee has been one of the best teams in the National League as they enter the series against the Padres in 1st place in the NL Central and have a seven-game lead over the Cardinals for 1st place in the division.


The Brewers have won seven of the last ten games in the series against the Padres, so I am taking the moneyline for the Milwaukee Brewers when they travel to face the San Diego Padres for Game 1 on Thursday night.


Spooky Express Pick: Milwaukee Brewers Moneyline (-120)