Major League Baseball: Interleague MIL vs. NYY
Starting Pitchers: MIL- Guerra (1-3, 4.93 ERA) RHP NYY- Montgomery (6-4, 3.62 ERA) LHP
Milwaukee Brewers (48-40, 22-17 away) at New York Yankees (44-39, 25-15 home)
July 7, 2017- 7:05 PM ET Yankee Stadium, New York, NY
Seeking to close some ground, the New York Yankees will play host to the visiting Milwaukee Brewers starting on Friday night in the Bronx in a Game 1 Interleague matchup that has the following betting lines from our best sportsbooks;
Best Brewers Lines: BetOnline ML (+182) Spread +1.5
Best Yankees Lines: BetOnline ML (-195) Spread -1.5
In what will be the start of a three game weekend set, both teams will head into the final series before the All-Star break with two objectives; for Milwaukee, to pad their lead in the NL Central, while for the Yankees, they will be looking to get back on track in the win column.
In what has been a “surprise” year, the Brewers are 48-40 and hold a 4 ½ game lead over the Chicago Cubs as they have asserted themselves the team to beat in the division. Milwaukee has won seven of their last eight games as they are coming off a crushing 11-2 victory over the Cubs on Thursday.
For New York, they have dropped six of their last 10, including their last two to fall to 44-39; a mark that has them 3 ½ games back of the Boston Red Sox in the AL East. The Yankees have the second best run differential in the American League with a +103 but just seem unable to put together consistent winning baseball since winning 21 of their first 30 games to start the season.
One player in the Yankee pinstripes who has been stellar all season long is rookie sensation and new All-Star Aaron Judge, who leads the majors with 29 homers to go along with 65 RBI and 74 runs scored.
The pitching matchup heading into the series opener will pit right-hander Junior Guerra (1-3, 4.93 ERA) making his 10th start of the season versus southpaw, rookie left-hander Jordan Montgomery (6-4, 3.62 ERA). Each hurler will be facing the opposition for the first time.
Milwaukee is making their first appearance at Yankee Stadium since 2011.
The Yankees will look to take advantage of the arm of Montgomery, who has been hot of late and compliment him with the sticks.
And expecting just that as we take a take a look at the sports betting lines for our US players, BetOnline is favoring NYY with a (-195 ML) over MIL with an over/under of 11.0 total game runs scored from MyBookie; a number I will play as I will favor the UNDER of 11.0 total game runs scored as my best betting pick.