Milwaukee Brewers vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 17 (8/17): MLB

Milwaukee Brewers vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 17 (8/17): MLB

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Time 8:10 p.m. EST
Brewers money line +153
Brewers run line +1.5 (-110)
Dodgers money line -185
Dodgers run line -1.5 (-110)
Over / under 8


Key stats

  Milwaukee Brewers Los Angeles Dodgers
Record 62-53 80-35
Home / road record 30-23 40-20
Last 10 record 5-5 8-2
Streak W1 L1
Over / under record 57-52-6 47-59-9
Runs / game 4.53 5.39
Runs allowed / game 4.25 3.18



The Milwaukee Brewers and the Los Angeles Dodgers will play the 3rd game series at the American Family Field on Wednesday. The Brewers took the win 5-4 in extra innings to tie the series 1-1.  Victor Caratini hit a two-run single off Dodgers closer Craig Kimbrel in the 11th inning.

Milwaukee Brewers

The Brewers get here with a 62-53 record and have lost 3 of their last 5 games. They're averaging 4.53 runs while allowing 4.1 runs per game. They're batting for .238 AVG, 516 runs scored in 907 hits and 155 home runs, ranking #10 in offense in the league behind the Colorado Rockies. Rowdy Tellez leads the team with 24 home runs and 72 RBI while Andrew McCutchen is batting for a .253 AVG.

Defensively they are allowing 4.25 runs per game and ranking #15 in the league. Corbin Burnes leads the pitching staff with a 2.39 ERA, 181 strikeouts and 8 wins recorded with the Brewers.

Probable Pitcher:

Eric Lauer (8-4, 3.64 ERA) will be on the mound for the Brewers in the 3rd game of the series. Lauer took the loss Friday versus the Cardinals, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out five in six innings. He has a record of 6-0 with an ERA of 2.56 and 49 strikeouts in 9 appearances versus the Dodgers in his career.

Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers get here with a 80-35 record and have won 8 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 5.39 runs per game and they're batting for .261 AVG, 614 runs scored in 1012 hits and 152 home runs, ranking #1 in offense in the league. Mookie Bets leads the team batting for .266 AVG. and 26 home runs. Trea Turner has 83 RBI. 

Defensively they are allowing 3.18 runs per game and rank #1 in the league. Tony Gonsolin leads the team with a 2.24 ERA, 105 strikeouts and 14 wins recorded.

Probable Pitcher:  Tony Gonsolin (14-1, 2.24 ERA)

Gonsolin will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Dodgers. Gonsolin gave up one earned run on two hits and three walks while striking out three over 6.2 innings to earn the win in an 8-3 victory over the Royals on Friday.


LA Dodgers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against Milwaukee.

LA Dodgers are 14-3 SU in their last 17 games on the road.

LA Dodgers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games against LA Dodgers.

Milwaukee are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games at home.


The Dodgers scored 4 runs again in the second game of the series but this time weren't enough to beat the Brewers as they lost 5-4 in extra innings. For this game the Dodgers will send Tony Gonsolin to the mound who's back in form and has allowed only 1 run in his last 11.2 innings pitched. Eric Lauer will start for the Brewers who's having a good season but was pounded by the Dodgers the last time he faced them. Expect a close game as both starters should be good on the mound. Take the under.

PICK: Under 8 (-110)

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