Brewers vs. Dodgers Prediction
Will the Los Angeles Dodgers ride their ace to a comfortable win over the Milwaukee Brewers tonight at 9PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, August 2, 2018
9PM ET – Dodger Stadium
TV: FSWI (Bal); SNLA (LA)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Dodgers are favored at home tonight, as they are getting odds of -190 to win. The Brewers are listed with a money line of +170 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 7.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 67 percent of the wagers going on Los Angeles at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Brewers can’t sweep
After taking the first two games of this series, the Brewers suffered a 6-4 loss on Wednesday. Still, Milwaukee has won five of its last seven coming into tonight. The Brewers are now 63-48 overall with a 30-27 record on the road. Milwaukee is putting up 4.34 runs per game this season while allowing 3.88 per contest.
Jhoulys Chacin gets the start for the Brewers on Thursday night. He is making his 24th start of the season and comes in with a 10-3 record, a 3.45 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP. Chacin has 103 strikeouts with 48 walks over 127.2 innings of work.
Dodgers end skid
The Dodgers put an end to their brief 3-game losing streak on Wednesday with the 6-4 win over Milwaukee. Los Angeles is now 60-49 overall with a 29-26 record at home. The Dodgers are scoring 4.70 runs per game while allowing 3.84 per contest.
Clayton Kershaw takes the mound for the Dodgers this evening. He has a 4-5 record through 15 starts this year. Kershaw has a 2.52 ERA with a 1.06 WHIP. Over 89.1 innings of work, Kershaw has amassed 91 strikeouts and 17 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Brewers have won their last four games following a loss. They have also won 19 of their last 26 against NL West opponents.
The Dodgers have won seven of their last 10 home games and seven of their last eight home games against a right-handed starter.
The Dodgers are trying to make a push to the World Series and added Manny Machado recently to boost their efforts. While Clayton Kershaw hasn’t looked like his best self in 2018, he still has a low ERA and WHIP. I think he will be able to handle this Milwaukee offense, which can’t put up a lot of runs most nights. Chacin is strong, but facing a tougher lineup.
The Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -190