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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Milwaukee Brewers

July 7, 2024


The Milwaukee Brewers, the NL Central Division leader, will travel to Los Angeles, California, to face the Dodgers, the NL West Division leader, for Game 3 of a three-game weekend series at Dodger Stadium.


The first pitch of the final game in the series is scheduled for 4:10 PM ET on Sunday afternoon and will air on the MLB Network, SportsNet Los Angeles, and Bally Sports Wisconsin.


Milwaukee Brewers Team Preview


The Milwaukee Brewers are on a three-game losing streak. They are in danger of being swept in a series for the 2nd time this season after losing Game 1 of the series on Friday by a score of 5-8 and Game 2 on Saturday by a score of 3-5 against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Despite having lost their last three games, the Milwaukee Brewers are 14 games above .500.


They are in 1st place in the NL Central with a record of 52-38, which also gives them the 3rd best record in the National League, only behind the Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers. The Brewers have struggled against teams from the NL West this season as they have compiled a record of 3-7 after losing to the Padres 1-2 at home, losing to the Padres on the road 1-3, splitting the series on the road against the Colorado Rockies 2-2, and losing the first two games of the series against the Dodgers.


Milwaukee struck first in Game 2 against the Dodgers after William Contreras scored off a base hit from Willy Adames; however, Freddy Peralta would struggle in his start against Los Angeles after pitching four innings, allowing three runs, and recording four strikeouts, which included allowing three runs in the bottom of the 1st inning.


Milwaukee has lost seven straight games in the series against Los Angeles and has lost by an average margin of 3.86 runs per game in those contests. The Milwaukee Brewers will look to end their seven-game losing streak in the series when they travel to face the Los Angeles Dodgers for the final game of the weekend series.


Los Angeles Dodgers Team Preview


Los Angeles has the 2nd best record in the National League and 1st place in the NL West with a record of 55-35. They have had an excellent bounce-back series after losing 1-2 at home against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Dodgers have won the series' first two games against the Brewers, including Saturday's 5-3 win in Game 2.


Shohei Ohtani, Will Smith, and Miguel Vargas all hit home runs in the win against Milwaukee on Saturday, with Smith's being a two-run home run in the 1st inning, which also scored Shohei Ohtani and Ohtani and Vargas both hit one-run home runs in the 8th inning. James Paxton had a solid start but resulted in a no-decision after pitching five innings, allowing two runs, and recording three strikeouts.


The Dodgers have dominated the series against the Brewers as they have won seven straight and nine of the previous ten meetings while winning by an average margin of 3.5 runs per game in those matchups. The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to win their 8th straight game in the series when they host the Milwaukee Brewers for Game 3 on Sunday afternoon.


Odds and Series Trends


BetNow has the Los Angeles Dodgers listed as -159 moneyline favorites at home against the Milwaukee Brewers for Game 3 of the series on Sunday afternoon. Los Angeles has won nine of the last ten by an average margin of 3.5 runs per game, including seven straight games in the series by an average margin of 3.86 runs per game.


Game Pick


Milwaukee has struggled this season against teams from the NL West, losing seven of their ten games against teams from that division. The Brewers have also struggled over their last ten games in the series against the Dodgers, losing nine of the previous ten and losing by an average margin of 3.5 runs per game. That is why I am taking the moneyline for the Los Angeles Dodgers when they host the Milwaukee Brewers for Game 3 of the series on Sunday.


Spooky Express Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers Moneyline (-159)