Free MLB Pick for Wednesday September 25

On September 25, 2013, in Free Picks, MLB, by Stephen

Brewers plus $1.27 at Braves

The Braves haven’t been playing that well going 9-12 in their last 21 games.

The Brewers have been feisty in this series shutting out Atlanta in the first game of this series and losing by one run last night. Milwaukee is 8-5 in its last 13 games.

The pitching matchup is Kyle Lohse versus southpaw Paul Maholm. Lohse is a solid veteran who doesn’t get as much respect as he should. The Brewers have won five of the last six times he’s been an underdog. Lohse gets two rest stops in Atlanta’s lineup – Dan Uggla and B.J. Upton. The Braves should think about replacing these two. Uggla’s batting average is even worse than usual this season at .182 – worst in the majors for a regular – while Upton is hitting .186.

Maholm has been bothered by elbow trouble. He is 1-1 with a 4.55 ERA since coming back from being out. This will be just his second start in 17 days. He gave up four runs to the Cubs in 5 1/3 innings during his past start last Friday.

Maholm is 4-11 with a 5.19 ERA lifetime against Milwaukee. Jonathan Lucroy and Carlos Gomez are hitting a combined .466 against him in 30 at bats. The Brewers have knocked off Maholm five of the last six times they’ve faced him. Milwaukee is 4-1 in its last five road contests when going against a lefty.

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