Diamondbacks vs. Brewers prediction and odds for Game 2 of NL Wild Card

How to bet Game 2 of the NL Wild Card between the D-Backs and Brewers.
Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zac Gallen.
Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zac Gallen. / Rob Schumacher/The Republic / USA TODAY

The Arizona Diamondbacks shocked the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 1, winning 6-3 behind a massive game from rookie sensation Corbin Carroll.

Carroll had two hits, a home run, two walks, and two runs batted in to lead the D-Backs to a massive victory – setting the team up with a chance to take the series with ace Zac Gallen on the mound in Game 2.

Brandon Pfaadt lasted just 2.2 innings in Game 1 for Arizona, but the bullpen combined to pitch 6.1 innings of five-hit, scoreless baseball. Not bad for a group that had a 4.22 ERA during the regular season.

Milwaukee is hoping that Freddy Peralta can stop the bleeding after Corbin Burnes lasted just four innings in Game 1. An elite strikeout pitcher, Peralta punched out 210 batters in 165.2 innings of work this season.

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Diamondbacks vs. Brewers probable pitchers for Game 2

  • Arizona: Zac Gallen (righty) – 17-9. 3.47 ERA
  • Milwaukee: Freddy Peralta (right) – 12-10, 3.86 ERA

Diamondbacks vs. Brewers odds, run line and total

Diamondbacks vs. Brewers prediction and pick

I wouldn’t be shocked if Arizona ends up winning the series on Wednesday, as Gallen is one of the best pitchers in baseball and Milwaukee’s offense looked outclassed in Game 1.

However, that’s not my best bet.

I love the UNDER 7.5 runs between these two teams in Game 2.

While Gallen posted a 4.93 ERA over his final seven starts of the season, he had allowed three or fewer earned runs in 20 of his previous 27 starts. For the season, he allowed three or fewer runs in 24 of 34 outings, including two elite starts against Milwaukee.

In 14.0 innings against the Brewers this season, Gallen allowed just one run and six hits. 

His counterpart – Peralta – could be in line for a big game as well, as he posted a 2.70 ERA over the final two months of the season. 

After seeing nine runs in Game 1 with both starters struggling, I think there is going to be some regression in the scoring department in what should be a much better pitching matchup. 

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