Dodgers vs. Brewers Prediction
The Los Angeles Dodgers withstood a shaky April to now lead the NL West by a half-game heading into the second half of the season. Will Los Angeles begin the post-All-Star Break with a victory at the Milwaukee Brewers?
Friday, July 20, 2018
Miller Park at 8:10PM ET
TV: FSWI (MIL)
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Machado set to debut for Dodgers
The Dodgers made the biggest splash during All-Star week as they traded five prospects to the Orioles for star shortstop Manny Machado. The addition of Machado gives LA another infielder who can play multiple positions, while his bat is among the best in the game. Enjoying the best season of his career to date, Machado batted .315 with 24 home runs and 65 RBIs despite playing for a dreadful team in Baltimore. Putting him in the LA lineup makes the Dodgers the favorite to come out of the National League in the postseason.
Brewers struggle heading into break
Milwaukee only went 2-8 in its last 10 games before the All-Star Break, dropping three games behind the Cubs in the NL Central standings. The Brewers have lost six in a row, one at Miami and the ensuing five at the Pirates in a series that included a makeup game in a doubleheader. Milwaukee will look to turn it around as it returns home, where the Brewers are 30-18 this season compared to 25-25 on the road.
MLB Betting Trends
The Dodgers are 6-2 in their last eight Friday games. Los Angeles is 7-1 in its last eight games following an off day.
The Brewers are 4-0 in their last four games following an off day. Milwaukee is 0-4 in its last four games versus a pitcher with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
Los Angeles played solid ball before the All-Star break and now added another All-Star to solidify its standing even more. The Dodgers should get to Miley, who isn't nearly as good as his numbers suggest in a small sample size. Hill is still trying to find his way, but signs are there that he is turning a corner. Take the Dodgers here as Milwaukee is struggling too much to trust.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES DODGERS