Phillies vs Brewers Betting Preview: Picks & predictions

Bryson Stott
Philadelphia Phillies’ Bryson Stott is doused by teammates after hitting a walkoff three-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game off Los Angeles Angels’ Jimmy Herget, Sunday, June 5, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

The Rob Thomson era has Philadelphia buzzing, and the Phillies flying.

Public sentiment has shifted from ‘sky is falling’ to ‘World Series or bust.’ That’s Philly.

Although, I have to admit, what a fun weekend. Just when the Phillies were about to fall back to earth, they found a way to win.

With Byrce Harper holding up the sky like Atlas, the weather looks favorable for the next couple of weeks.

Over the next fourteen games, the Phils will only face one team with a winning record, so let’s start with them – the Milwaukee Brewers.

Pitching matchup – Tuesday, 6/7 – 8:10p @ American Family Field

Ranger Suárez (4-3, 4.69 ERA) v. Jason Alexander (0-0, 2.57 ERA)

With just one Major League start to his name, Alexander will meet the Phillies this evening in what remains an audition for the former undrafted free agent.

The brother of former Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Scott Alexander still has a lot to prove, and hopefully, the Phils don’t make it easy.

Suárez needs to manage the first batter he faces each inning.

Leadoff hitters are batting .379 against the righty. If he can work that, it’s something to watch early for the former reliever that cannot seem to limit his pitch count.

He’s set up nicely against a projected Brewers starting lineup that has yet to drive in a run against Suárez in seventeen attempts.

Series Spotlight

Let’s keep an eye on Harper and Bryson Stott. Not sure if you’ve heard, but they’re roommates.

Given the recent struggles of Alec Bohm and Rhys Hoskins, I wouldn’t be shocked to see Stott jump from the nine-hole to something a bit higher.

Against the Los Angeles Angels, this pair combined for five home runs and fourteen runs driven in, with only three K’s. I’m sure you remember this:

Daily Fantasy Pick of the Day

Today goes to J.T. Realmuto. Over his last seven starts, Realmuto’s averaging 13.0 Fantasy Points per Game.

He’s just $2,700 on FanDuel, $600 less than Hoskins, who’s averaged 8.83 FPPG over that same stretch. Excellent value in the BCIB.

Phillies vs Brewers Betting information

The Phillies come into this matchup as slight underdogs. They’ve struggled on the road this season and are 6-9 as a road underdog. But that was a different era. With there being so much excitement around the team following a breakout after the appointment of Rob Thomson, it’s hard to bet against that momentum continuing. If you want to bet the Phils, take the spread due to the added value and awareness that when this offense fires, it does so on all cylinders.

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Derik Hamilton