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The Milwaukee Brewers take on the Atlanta Braves tonight at American Family Field for the second game in their three-game series. After a low-scoring affair in the first game, can We expect runs in the second game? Jason Radowitz answers.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Atlanta Braves Prediction: Can We Expect Runs This Time Around?

The Atlanta Braves might've won a championship last season. But this year, the Braves aren't having the best start to the season. Ronald Acuna Jr., for one, hasn't been on the field very much this season. The pitching has been far from elite when looking at the starting rotation and the offense has just been inconsistent all season. But tonight, the Braves might have some potential going up against the Milwaukee Brewers, on the road. I'll tell you why below. Here are our picks, predictions, and odds for Tuesday's game between the Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers.

Brewers vs. Braves Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

  • Date: May 17, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:40 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: BSWI, BSSO

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Brewers vs. Braves Injury Report


Questionable: OF Ronald Acuna Jr. (Groin) Out: OF Eddie Rosario (Eye), C Manny Pina (Wrist)


Questionable: SS Willy Adames (Ankle) Out: Andrew McCutchen (Illness)

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Milwaukee Brewers vs. Atlanta Braves Prediction

The Braves will hand the ball to left-hander Tucker Davidson for tonight's game. Davidson only has one major league game under his belt this season, where he, allowed five runs in 2.2 innings of work against the Nationals on April 11. That was over a month ago and after plenty of Triple-A games to tune up, he'll finally get another chance to shine for the Braves. However, in that one game where he allowed five runs, Davidson had an 8.78 xFIP. Clearly, it's a short sample size. Still, the Brewers have struggled a bit more against lefties this season. Only Hunter Renfroe is a real threat against lefties, with Andrew McCutchen still out due to a COVID-related illness. Therefore, the Brewers will have some work cut out for them. Tucker Davidson isn't a no-name pitcher from Triple-A. He's got potential and could have success against a weak lineup against lefties. Meanwhile, Adrian Houser takes the mound for the Brewers. He’s been better recently, with a 4.23 xFIP in the last 30 days. However, he’s still earning fewer than 20% of strikeouts and giving up nearly 10% of walks. Houser has a 3.86 ERA despite allowing 12 runs (seven earned runs) in his last two starts against the Reds. In those two starts, he's been more unlucky but earlier on in the season, he was a bit luckier. So that's Houser for you. If the Braves have Ronald Acuna Jr. back in the lineup tonight, the Braves would have an ISO of .173 with a .310 wOBA against righties in the last 30 days. Travis d’Arnaud has been special along with Travis Demeritte and Dansby Swanson when it comes to high, elevated batting numbers against righties. Plus, there are Matt Olson, Austin Riley, and Marcell Ozuna, who are absolute sluggers in the middle of the order. Those guys would be considered major threats as well.  Let's take the Braves Over 2.5 in the first five on the team total at +125.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Atlanta Braves Pick

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Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.


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