Los Angeles Dodgers at Milwaukee Brewers Betting Preview

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The Milwaukee Brewers are set to host the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the NLCS. The Brewers currently own a 1-0 series lead, and the matchup is scheduled to begin at 4:09 p.m. ET. It will be shown nationally on Fox.

Los Angeles Dodgers at Milwaukee Brewers Odds

Including the regular season, the Brewers are 100-67 straight up (SU) and 87-79 against the spread (ATS). The team’s gained 27.0 units for moneyline bettors and 4.1 units (ATS). The Dodgers are 95-73 SU and have gone 78-89 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 20.3 units for moneyline gamblers and 11.8 units ATS.

Milwaukee games have a 78-84-4 over/under record in 2018. Dodgers games have gone under 79 times, gone over 78 times and pushed on 10 instances.

Hyun-Jin Ryu will get the nod for the visiting Dodgers. The southpaw Ryu is 7-3 with a 1.97 ERA and 89 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Brewers this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Brewers will send lefty Wade Miley (5-2, 2.57 ERA) to the mound. Miley has 50 strikeouts and 27 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.21. Miley is 1-0 with seven strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA over two starts against Los Angeles this year.

Behind a team slash line of .214/.346/.429, the Dodgers have tallied 5.0 runs per game through five playoff games. The Brewers are hitting .287/.374/.463 and the team has managed 4.8 runs during the 2018 playoffs.

The Brewers bullpen has registered a postseason ERA of 2.42 and a WHIP of 0.90, while Dodgers relievers have a 1.15 ERA and 0.89 WHIP.

Los Angeles’ offensive production has been led by first baseman Cody Bellinger and right fielder Chris Taylor. Bellinger is slashing .253/.339/.458 with 25 home runs, 76 RBIs, 85 runs and 16 steals, while Taylor is hitting .257/.334/.454 with 18 homers, 66 RBIs and 88 runs scored.

Outfielders Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain have led the Brewers’ batters this year. Yelich is slashing .323/.404/.594 with 37 home runs, 112 RBIs, 122 runs and 24 steals, and Cain’s line is .306/.393/.414 with 10 homers, 38 RBIs, 92 runs and 30 steals.

The Brewers are coming off of a 6-5 win in Game .

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Milwaukee Brewers MLB Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Brewers, ATS Winner – Dodgers, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in three of Milwaukee’s last seven games.
  • The Brewers have won 14 of their last 15 games SU.
  • Milwaukee has recorded 26.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 24.8 over its last five.
  • Each team has hit 17 home runs over its last 10 games.