Milwaukee Brewers vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 18 (8/18): MLB

Milwaukee Brewers vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 18 (8/18): MLB

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Odds

Time 2:10 p.m. EST
Brewers money line -105
Brewers run line +1.5 (-170)
Dodgers money line -115
Dodgers run line -1.5 (+145)
Over / under 7.5

 

Key stats

  Milwaukee Brewers Los Angeles Dodgers
Record 62-54 81-35
Home / road record 30-24 41-20
Last 10 record 4-6 8-2
Streak L1 W1
Over / under record 57-53-6 47-60-9
Runs / game 4.53 5.39
Runs allowed / game 4.25 3.18

 

Preview

The Milwaukee Brewers and the Los Angeles Dodgers will play the 4th game series at the American Family Field on Thursday. The Dodgers took the win in a very close game on Wednesday.  Tony Gonsolin pitched seven scoreless innings for his 15th victory, Austin Barnes and Max Muncy homered, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1.

Milwaukee Brewers

The Brewers get here with a 62-54 record and have lost 4 of their last 6 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:

Corbin Burnes (8-5, 2.39 ERA) will be on the mound for the Brewers in the 4th game of the series. Burnes allowed a run on four hits and struck out six without walking a batter in seven innings, but he took a no-decision versus the Cardinals on Saturday. He has a record of 1-1 with an ERA of 10.38 and 10 strikeouts in 4 appearances against the Dodgers in his career.

Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers get here with a 81-35 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:  Andrew Heaney (1-0, 1.16 ERA)

Heaney will be on the mound in the 4th game of the series for the Dodgers. Heaney, as expected, will not be forced to miss a turn in the rotation after exiting his most recent start Saturday against the Rockies due to a line drive off his left arm. He escaped with only a bruise on his pitching arm and has supposedly been able to resume throwing without pain. Though injuries have limited Heaney to only seven starts this season, he's been dominant when he's been available, posting a 1.16 ERA.

BETTING TRENDS

LA Dodgers are 15-3 SU in their last 18 games on the road.

The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Dodgers' last 12 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Brewers are 5-10 SU in their last 15 games.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 8 games against LA Dodgers.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games at home.

Prediction

The Dodgers continue to be the most dominant team and have the best record in the league. To close this series they'll send Andrew Heaney to the mound who has been insane since his return and the Dodgers haven't lost with him on the mound. Corbin Burnes will start for the Brewers who has been solid in his last 2 starts allowing 2 runs across 13 innings pitched but he has struggled against the Dodgers in his career. This is going to be a great pitching duel and I gotta go with the better offense. Go with the Dodgers.

PICK: Dodgers ML (-115)

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