15* NL Friday No-Doubt Rout on Atlanta Braves -122
Milwaukee vs. Atlanta,
04/13/2012 19:35 EDT,
Score: 8 - 10
Money Line: -122 Atlanta
This is the home opener for the Braves, and you can bet it's going to be rocking in Atlanta tonight. After an 0-4 start, the Braves are back on track with two consecutive wins. They have their collapse last September, and their slow start this year out of their system, and they're ready to roll now.
I believe the Braves have the better starter on the mound tonight in Jair Jurrjens, who went 13-6 with a 2.96 ERA and 1.224 WHIP in 23 starts last season. Randy Wolf went 13-10 with a 3.69 ERA and 1.319 WHIP last year, but he's far past his prime. Wolf has posted an ERA of 4.17 or higher in seven of his last nine seasons.
Jurrjens is 2-1 with a 2.95 ERA and 1.218 WHIP in three career starts against Milwaukee. He has given up just 3 earned runs and 14 base runners over 14 1/3 innings in his last two starts against the Brewers. Wolf is 5-12 with a 5.30 ERA and 1.559 WHIP in 26 career starts against Atlanta.
The Brewers are 12-25 in their last 37 games as a road underdog. Atlanta is 40-15 in their last 55 games as a home favorite of -110 to -150. The Braves are 58-27 in their last 85 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days. Atlanta is 8-2 in their last 10 home games vs. a left-handed starter. The Braves are 5-0 in their last 5 home meetings with the Brewers. Take Atlanta Friday.