Free MLB Picks Today: San Francisco Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers 5/5/23

Free MLB Picks Today: San Francisco Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers 5/5/23
Fri 5th May 2023

The San Francisco Giants (13-17) host the Milwaukee Brewers (18-13) at Oracle Park on Friday for the first of a three-game series. The Brewers are in the midst of a six-game road trip. They are coming off a three-game sweep at the hands of the Rockies, dropping the finale 9-6 on Thursday at Coors Field for their fourth straight loss.

Christian Yelich was 3 for 5 with a home run, two runs, and two RBIs. Brian Anderson went 3 for 4 with a triple and one run. The Giants are playing the first of six games at home. They won two of three against the Astros in their last series, taking the finale 4-2 on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park.

Joey Bart went 2 for 3 with a double, one run, and one RBI.The teams are meeting for the first time this season. In 2022, the Giants won four of the seven games between the teams, although they were swept in their most recent meeting, a two-game set at American Family Field in September.


Corbin Burnes (3-1, 4.01 ERA) is slated to take the mound for Milwaukee. The right-hander allowed one run over six innings in his last start, a 7-5 road win over the Angels on Saturday. He got the win, yielding five hits while striking out five and walking one.

Over three starts against the Giants in 2022, Burnes was 1-0 with a 0.82 ERA over 22 innings. He had 35 strikeouts and five walks. For San Francisco, LHP Sean Manaea (0-1, 7.85 ERA) is on the mound. Manaea made one start against the Brewers in 2022, throwing six innings for the Padres in a 5-4 road defeat on June 2.

He gave up five hits and walked two, while striking out eight in the no-decision. In his last start on Saturday, Manaea took a no-decision on the road against the Padres. He threw two innings and gave up five runs (4 ER) on five hits, striking out three and walking four in the 16-11 defeat.


The Milwaukee offense is averaging 4.4 runs per game for the season, with a slash line of .241/.318/.385. Rowdy Tellez leads the team in OPS at .896. The second baseman is slashing .258/.336/.559 with nine home runs, 22 RBIs, and 15 runs over 28 games.

Over the last five games, however, Milwaukee has averaged only 3.2 runs a game while performing worse across the board (.215/.283/.342). Against southpaws like Manaea this season, the Brew Crew have a .624 OPS, lowest in the league.

Joey Wiemer is the team’s most potent producer against left-handers with a 1.066 OPS in 25 at-bats. San Francisco is slashing .242/.322/.427 for the season and averaging 4.5 runs per game. Four Giants hitters have an OPS of .800 or better, led by LaMonte Wade Jr.

(1.000). The center fielder has six home runs, nine RBIs, and 12 runs scored with a slash line of .260/.441/.558. The Giants have an .812 OPS against right-handers in 2023, third highest in MLB. With a 1.070 OPS over 60 at-bats, J.D. Davis has been their best hitter against right-handers.


Milwaukee is on a three-game losing streak away from American Family Field, bringing their record to 9-7 in 2023. The Brew Crew have scored 4.3 runs per game away from home, while allowing 4.1 runs.

San Francisco has gone 7-7 in front of their home fans this season, averaging 3.7 runs per game while surrendering 4.7. The teams have split their last 10 games head-to-head at Oracle Park, though San Francisco has the scoring advantage with an average final margin of 4.2-4.1.


The Brewers are second in the NL Central, one games behind the division-leading Pirates. The Giants are fourth in the NL West, five games behind the Dodgers.

SportsTips’ MLB Pick:

Milwaukee Brewers (-120)

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