MLB Betting: Tigers set to roar in Chicago


While Turner Field has a reputation as stadium somewhat favourable to pitchers, expect some runs to be put on the board when the Milwaukee Brewers visit the Atlanta Braves on Friday. Both pitchers give reason to believe the batting lineups will have the advantage. Milwaukee left-hander Randy Wolf has struggled in his career at Turner Field, posting a 5.01 ERA in 16 starts. Many are concerned that his opposition, Jair Jurrjens, is carrying an injury. The right-handed Jurrjens’ velocity is down and he lasted just 4 1/3 innings in his opening performance. 

While the Braves are slightly below the league average in runs scored, their lineup recently received a boost with the return of former MVP and seven-time All Star Chipper Jones. As for the Brewers, the club has been among the tops in run production. They did get shutout by the Chicago Cubs on Thursday, but the team was resting one of their best offensive threats, Aramis Ramirez. Expect Milwaukee to return to their swinging ways. Take over 7.5 at 1.77 rather than the under at 2.05.

The juggernaut that is the Detroit Tigers offence rolls into Chicago in a good position to capture the opening game of their series against the White Sox. The Tigers have averaged nearly seven runs a game through their first six contests this year. With Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder and Austin Jackson all swinging hot bats, there’s no reason to believe White Sox starter Jake Peavy will slow them down.

Peavy was hit heavily at home last season, posting a 3-6 record with a dismal 6.11 ERA. As for the Tigers’ starter, Max Scherzer, he conceded just four runs in 29 innings against the White Sox in 2011. Despite being away, the Tigers at 1.88 are the strong pick compared to the White Sox at 1.92.