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MLB Betting Preview: Milwaukee Brewers vs. Toronto Blue Jays- July 1st, 2014

The Milwaukee Brewers and Toronto Blue Jays will get together for the first game of a two game series on Tuesday. The Milwaukee Brewers are in first place in the National League Central, leading St. Louis and Cincinnati by 6.5 games. Milwaukee was unable to finish a sweep against Colorado on Sunday, falling 10-4. Milwaukee is 51-33 overall, and have won 27 of 42 games on the road. The Toronto Blue Jays come in to the game with a 45-39 record, which is good enough for first place in the American League East. Toronto has won 23 of 44 at home this season. Toronto is looking to snap their 3 game losing streak.

On the mound for the Milwaukee Brewers will be Marco Estrada. Estrada is 7-4 on the season, and coming off two straight wins. Despite getting wins in both of those games, the right hander from California allowed 12 hits and 9 runs in 12 innings pitched. On the season, Estrada has thrown 96 innings, allowed 89 hits and walked 32 batters. The Milwaukee offense has come to life this season with the return of Ryan Braun. Braun has been good this season, but has used assistance from Jonathan Lucroy and Khris Davis. Davis leads the team with 14 homeruns, while Lucroy is batting .334. Milwaukee is fifth in all of Major League Baseball with 383 runs scored, and the team is batting .261.

Toronto got off to a great start, but has slowed down as of late. The Blue Jays lost the final three of a four game series at home to the Chicago White Sox. The Blue Jays offense struggled in the series, something they did several times during the month of June. Toronto ranks third in all of MLB with 392 runs scored. The Blue Jays are batting .260 as a team. On the mound for the Blue Jays will be Drew Hutchinson. The 23 year old right hander from Florida is 5-6 on the season, and has lost his last two starts and three of his last four overall. Hutchinson on the season has yielded 88 hits and walked 29 batters in 92.1 innings. In his career, Hutchinson has a 10-9 record, and opponents are batting .254 off him.

Consensus

The Toronto Blue Jays have the bigger need to win this game, in regards to the divisional races. Look for the home team, the favorite, Toronto Blue Jays to come away with a win in this game. Take Toronto -115 over the Milwaukee Brewers in this one, despite the records of the two teams. This should be a pretty good game, but look out for offense, this game has a total set at 9.5, which is high for two divisional leaders.

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