San Diego Padres at Milwaukee Brewers

September 27, 2007

There are some intriguing MLB betting opportunities as the Wild Card races go down to the wire and some very good teams are fighting for their playoff lives. 

The Milwaukee Brewers and the San Diego Padres are both good enough to advance to the playoffs, but a season-ending four-game series at Miller Park beginning Thursday night is likely to eliminate one of them. Milwaukee (81-77) is two games behind the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs, and San Diego (87-71) holds a slim one-game lead over Philadelphia and Colorado in the wild card race. The Padres also trail first-place Arizona by one game in the NL West. 

The Brewers lost a chance to close the gap on Chicago on Wednesday, losing 7-3 to St. Louis while the Cubs lost 7-4 at Florida. The Padres, though, maintained their wild card advantage with an 11-3 win at San Francisco as the Phillies beat Atlanta 5-2 and Colorado won 2-0 at Los Angeles. The victory also helped San Diego gain ground on the Diamondbacks, who lost 5-1 at Pittsburgh. 

With the teams evenly matched, it’s tempting to give Milwaukee an edge with home field advantage. And the Brewers have history on their side. Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its past five games at home against San Diego, and is 4-1 SU in its past five at home overall. 

Bet on the Brewers at Betmaker. 

Nick Bailey 

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