Dodgers vs. Brewers Prediction
The Los Angeles Dodgers secured a victory to open the second half as it prevailed on the road at the struggling Milwaukee Brewers. Will Los Angeles win again tonight with ace Clayton Kershaw on the mound?
957 Los Angeles Dodgers at 958 Milwaukee Brewers
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Miller PArk at 7:10PM ET
TV: SportsNet LA (LAD)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Dodgers are a -170 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Brewers are a +160 underdog, while the total is set at 8 runs. As of Saturday morning, 78 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Los Angeles. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Hernandez provides insurance HR
The Dodgers led 3-2 in the top of the ninth inning Friday night at Milwaukee before a 3-run homer by Enrique Hernandez busted the game open. The Brewers tried to rally in the bottom half, but ultimately fell 6-4. It was Hernandez' only hit in five at-bats and his 17th home run of the season. Chris Taylor was 2-for-5 with a double, two runs and an RBI. Manny Machado had a successful LA debut as he was 2-for-3 with a pair of walks. Max Muncy finished 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, a run and an RBI. Matt Kemp went 1-for-4 with a walk and a run. Rich Hill allowed one earned run on four hits with nine strikeouts and four walks over six innings to earn the win. Kenley Jansen gave up one hit and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning for his 28th save.
Yelich has three extra-base hits
Christian Yelich was locked in for Milwaukee last night as he ended the game 3-for-5 with two doubles, a triple and three RBIs. He also stole a base. Jesus Aguilar finished 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk. Manny Pina was 2-for-4 with two runs. Keon Broxton walked twice in three plate appearances. Taylor Williams allowed two earned runs on five hits with one walk over one inning to take the loss in relief.
Kershaw (3-4, 2.74 ERA) starts today for the Dodgers, while the Brewers counter with Chase Anderson 6-7, 3.78).
MLB Betting Trends
The Dodgers are 18-6 in their last 24 road games. The under is 6-2 in the last eight LA road games.
The Brewers are 6-2 in their last eight home games. Milwaukee is 4-9 in the last 13 meetings.
Kershaw hasn't quite been his typical elite self this season when healthy, but he seems to be getting stronger with each start. He now has yet another major offensive force in Machado on his side. If Kershaw limits the Brewers to two or fewer runs over six or seven innings, the Dodgers bullpen should take care of the rest. And that kind of start should come with plenty of run support. Go with Los Angeles for a second day in a row to send Milwaukee to an eighth straight defeat.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES DODGERS -170