This day could be a celebratory one for the visiting team.
With their magic number at two, the Milwaukee Brewers (87-66) began the day hoping the NL Central would officially be theirs. It would cap off a solid season and return to the playoffs. Of course, if the Cubs win, the champagne will have to stay on ice for at least one more night.
Meanwhile, the Miami Marlins (79-74) are just trying to sneak into the final wild-card spot. They’re tied with the aforementioned Cubs for the last seed right now. They’d be in if the season ended today, thanks to their head-to-head tiebreaker over Chicago.
Each side is looking for the swing that will propel them into October and beyond. Will Brewers vs. Marlins bring that thunder for either side?
Fixture: Milwaukee Brewers @ Miami Marlins
Date and Time: Friday, September 22, 6:40 p.m. EST
Venue: loanDepot Park in Miami, Florida
Brewers vs. Marlins Betting Odds
|Team||Run Line||Total||Money Line|
|Brewers||-1.5 (+120)||Over 8.0 (-102)||-142|
|Marlins||+1.5 (-142)||Under 8.0 (-118)||+120|
Corbin Burnes will be the Brewers starter for game one. He has a 2.90 ERA on the road in 2023. However, Burnes has also given up at least four runs in three of his past five starts.
Miami is turning to JT Chargois as an opener this game. Primarily a reliever, Chargois owns a 2.38 ERA at home. He’s pitched 1.1 innings against Milwaukee this year with only one hit allowed.
Brewers vs. Marlins Prediction
The Brewers are amid a 10-4 stretch, closing in on the division, and have their ace on the mound. Meanwhile, the Marlins just dropped a series at home to the Mets and are using a journeyman reliever to open an important game. Milwaukee’s three-game winning streak has seen them score at least six runs in each game. Miami scored eight total runs in their previous three-run series. Take the Brewers to dominate this one, inching them closer to the NL Central crown.