After three consecutive winning seasons, the Brewers went 29-31 last year and lost both of their playoff games in the Wild Card round. However, they are forecast for 82.5 victories in 2021. Should you put your money on the Brew Crew turning back into an over-.500 team? Let’s take a look at the best betting option for the Brewers’ win total line on DraftKings Sportsbook.
Milwaukee Brewers Over 82.5 wins (-118)
Success for Milwaukee in 2021 will largely depend on Keston Hiura and Christian Yelich proving that their 2020 seasons were a mirage. The former saw his batting average drop 91 points from his 2019 rookie season. The latter went from being arguably the best hitter in the National League for two years running to only a slightly above-average hitter in 2020. Lorenzo Cain is back after playing in just five games before opting out. Cain coupled with the signings of Jackie Bradley Jr. and Kolten Wong should make a difference, especially in the field. Brandon Woodruff and Corbin Burnes are two solid options at the top of the rotation, and no bullpen has a better duo at the back end than Josh Hader and 2020 NL Rookie of the Year Devin Williams. There is a wide range of outcomes for the Brewers, but they don’t seem to have any glaring weaknesses, and they have better depth than a team like the Cincinnati Reds, who are also projected for 82.5 wins.
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