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MLB Betting Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Milwaukee Brewers

August 17, 2023


The Milwaukee Brewers enter this game having won three of their last five games but are on a two-game losing streak which includes a 1-7 loss on the road in game two of the series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Dodgers enter this game on a ten-game winning streak which includes Wednesday’s 7-1 win at home against the Milwaukee Brewers in game two of the series.

BookMaker has the Los Angeles Dodgers listed as -140 money line favorites at home against the Milwaukee Brewers and has set the total for the over/under plays at 8 runs. Will the Dodgers extend their winning streak to 11 games or will the Brewers end their two-game losing streak? Let’s take a closer look at how these teams have fared this year.

Milwaukee Brewers Team Preview

The Milwaukee Brewers enter this game with an overall record of 65-56 which puts them in 1st place in the NL Central and are coming off a 1-7 loss in game two of the series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Offensively, Milwaukee scored one run off three hits with the lone run coming in the 2nd inning when Mark Canha hit a one-run home run.

The Brewers will send Corbin Burnes to the mound for game three of the series against the Dodgers. Burnes is 9-6 this season with a 3.60 ERA while recording 146 strikeouts.

Los Angeles Dodgers Team Preview

The Los Angeles Dodgers enter this game with an overall record of 73-46 which puts them in 1st place in the NL West and are coming off a 7-1 win against the Milwaukee Brewers in game two of the series.

Offensively, the Dodgers scored seven runs off 11 hits with two of the runs coming in the 2nd inning which included a one-run home run hit by Miguel Rojas.

Lance Lynn will take the mound for Los Angeles against Milwaukee on Thursday for game three of the series. Lynn is 9-9 on the year with an ERA of 5.88 and has recorded 166 strikeouts.

Series Trends and Game Pick

Los Angeles has won seven of the last ten games in the series and has won by an average score of 5.7 to 3.2 in those matchups. The Dodgers have won the last three games in the series and have won by an average score of 7 to 1.33 in those contests.

The over is 5-4-1 in the last ten games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 8.9 runs per game in those contests. The total is 1-1-1 in the last three games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 8.33 runs per game in those matchups.

Los Angeles enters this game with a better record and has been the better team in the series, winning seven of the last ten including the previous four matchups in a row. The Dodgers have won by an average margin of 2.5 runs per game over the last ten and 5.67 runs per game over the last three games in the series. As a result, I am taking the money line for the Los Angeles Dodgers at -140 on BookMaker for this matchup on Thursday night.

Spooky Express Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers Money Line (-140)