The Arizona Diamondbacks (84-78) and the Milwaukee Brewers (92-70) will face off in the National League playoffs on Tuesday night. Arizona is 4-6 in their final ten games, including losing four straight, but clinched a playoff birth late last week. Meanwhile, Milwaukee is 6-4 in their previous ten contests but easily won the National League Central in 2023. The Brewers housed the best pitching staff in baseball regarding runs allowed per game.
Diamondbacks vs. Brewers Betting Odds
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Fixture: Arizona Diamondbacks @ Milwaukee Brewers
Date and Time: Tuesday, June 20, 2023, 8:10 p.m. EST
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The Diamondbacks will send rookie Brandon Pfaadt to the mound in Game 1 of the Wild Card Series. The righty is 3-9 with a 5.72 ERA and 1.41 WHIP in 96 innings. However, he has allowed just five earned runs in his previous 15.1 innings. Pfaadt also posted a 6-2 record with a 3.71 ERA in 12 starts at AAA Reno.
Pfaadt has never faced the Milwaukee Brewers. However, the former top prospect is 2-6 with a 6.58 ERA against teams equal to or above .500 compared to 1-3 with a 3.86 ERA against teams under .500. Fortunately for Arizona, he holds a 5.03 ERA on the road compared to a 6.46 ERA at home.
Milwaukee’s Corbin Burnes will pitch opposite Pdaaft. The former Cy Young Award winner is 10-8 with a 3.39 ERA and 1.07 WHIP in 32 starts. He has allowed no runs over his previous two starts. Burnes posted a 2.94 ERA in 33 starts in 2022.
Burnes is 2-1 with a 3.77 ERA and 0.94 WHIP against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The three-time All-Star faced them twice this season, going 1-1 with a 4.85 ERA and 1.00 WHIP. Burnes possesses a 3.65 ERA at home compared to a 2.88 ERA on the road. Additionally, he owns a 1.20 ERA across 15 postseason innings.
Diamondbacks vs. Brewers Betting Prediction
I like the Brewers to roll on Tuesday night. Arizona enters the playoffs as losers of four straight, scoring just three runs during that span. Meanwhile, they will throw a rookie pitcher against the Brewers ace Corbin Burnes. So, let’s roll with Milwaukee in this playoff opener.