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Braves vs. Brewers odds, prediction, line: 2022 MLB picks, Wednesday, May 18 best bets from proven model

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Oct 4, 2019; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer (31) throws in relief in the 8th inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game two of the 2019 NLDS playoff baseball series at Dodger Stadium. Photo by Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY Staff © Provided by CBS Sports

Oct 4, 2019; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer (31) throws in relief in the 8th inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game two of the 2019 NLDS playoff baseball series at Dodger Stadium. Photo by Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY Staff

On Wednesday afternoon, a National League bout features the Atlanta Braves (17-20) traveling to play the Milwaukee Brewers (23-14). These teams split the first two matchups of the series as they both look to secure a win today. Atlanta snapped its two-game skid with a win in the last outing. Max Fried (4-2, 3.14 ERA) starts for the Braves, while Corbin Burnes (1-2, 1.77 ERA) gets the nod for Milwaukee. 

The first pitch is set for 1:10 p.m. ET. Milwaukee is the -135 money-line favorite (risk $135 to win $100) in the latest Braves vs. Brewers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while Atlanta is a +115 underdog. The over-under for total runs scored is 6.5. Before making any Brewers vs. Braves picks, you need to see the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's advanced computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times and it is off to a profitable start to the 2022 season. It's on a 33-25 roll on top-rated MLB money-line picks through six weeks, returning over $300 for $100 players. Anyone following it has seen some huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Braves vs. Brewers and just locked in its picks and MLB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are several MLB odds and trends for Brewers vs. Braves: 

  • Braves vs. Brewers money-line: Milwaukee -135, Atlanta +115
  • Braves vs. Brewers run line: Atlanta +1.5 (-200)
  • Braves vs. Brewers over-under: 6.5 runs
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  • ATL: The over is 5-1-1 in Atlanta's last seven games overall
  • MIL: The Brewers are 4-0 in their last four games as a home favorite
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+120
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Why you should back the Braves

Left fielder Marcell Ozuna owns home run power due to his quick and excellent hands. Ozuna has been able to drive in runs for Atlanta regularly. The two-time All-Star also has a terrific throwing arm from the outfield. Ozuna has drilled six home runs with a team-best 16 RBIs thus far. The 31-year-old is also on a five-game hitting streak. In his last outing, he went 1-for-4 with a two-run bomb. 

Right fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. returned to the lineup on Tuesday after missing the past five games with a groin injury. Acuna Jr. is an exceptional athlete with outstanding speed and bat control. The two-time All-Star is a threat to steal bases while owning a strong arm from the outfield. Acuna Jr. has recorded a hit in eight straight outings. In last night's win, he went 1-for-3 with two walks and a single. 

Why you should back the Brewers

Left fielder Christian Yelich has a natural-looking swing that can hit for both average and power. Yelich has sound awareness of the strike zone and has the flexibility to play all three outfield positions. The 2018 NL MVP leads the team in hits (31) with a batting average of .238 with five home runs and 20 RBIs. On May 11, he went 4-for-5 with a double, a triple, and three RBIs. 

Second baseman Kolten Wong is an excellent contact hitter with gap power. Wong is streaky but can get hot in a hurry. He's also a reliable defender in the infield with quick reads and reaction time. The two-time Gold Glove Award winner has a batting average of .248, three homers, and 12 runs batted in. 

How to make Brewers vs. Braves picks

SportsLine's model is leaning over on the run total, projecting 7.1 combined runs. It also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the model's MLB picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Braves vs. Brewers? And which side has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its MLB picks, and find out. 

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