Milwaukee Brewers at Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Preview

Victor TrejosBaseball, MLB

The Los Angeles Dodgers are taking on the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 6 of the NLCS. The visiting Dodgers currently maintain a 3-2 lead in the series. The elimination matchup is scheduled to begin at 8:39 p.m. ET and will be shown nationally on Fox Sports One.

Los Angeles Dodgers at Milwaukee Brewers Odds

Vegas is listing Milwaukee (+110) as the underdog to Los Angeles (-120). The total stands at eight runs and bettors can wager on the over for +100 or the under for -120. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds sitting at +125 for the Dodgers -1.5 runs and -145 for the Brewers +1.5.

Factoring in the regular season, the Brewers are 101-70 straight up (SU) and 91-80 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 27.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 6.8 units (ATS). The Dodgers have gone 98-74 SU this year and are 79-93 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 20.5 units for moneyline bettors and 14.7 units ATS.

Milwaukee games have an over/under record of 79-87-5 in 2018. The Dodgers have an over/under record of 79-82-11.

Hyun-Jin Ryu will get the nod for the visiting Dodgers. The left-handed Ryu (7-3, 1.97 ERA) has racked up 89 strikeouts in 82.1 innings so far. He has yet to face the Brewers this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Brewers are putting the ball in the left hand of Wade Miley (5-2, 2.57 ERA), who has 50 strikeouts and 27 walks as well as a 1.21 WHIP. 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 .216/.328/.356, the Dodgers have produced 4.0 runs per game through nine postseason outings. Milwaukee is hitting .238/.316/.395 and the team has put up 3.6 runs during the 2018 playoffs.

The Brewers bullpen has registered a postseason ERA of 2.94 and a WHIP of 1.08, while Dodgers relievers have fared significantly better with a 1.11 ERA and 0.96 WHIP.

First baseman Cody Bellinger and right fielder Chris Taylor have paced Los Angeles’ hitters. Bellinger is slashing .255/.340/.456 with 25 home runs, 78 RBIs, 86 runs and 17 steals, while Taylor (.257/.334/.449) is up to 18 homers, 66 RBIs and 91 runs scored.

The Brewers’ batters have been led by outfielders Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain. Yelich is hitting .319/.402/.583 with 37 home runs, 112 RBIs, 123 runs and 24 stolen bases, while Cain’s line sits at .301/.387/.409 with 10 homers, 39 RBIs, 92 runs and 30 stolen bases.

The Dodgers just took Game 5 of this series by a score of five runs to two.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Milwaukee Brewers Free MLB Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has cashed in three of Los Angeles’ last seven games.
  • The Dodgers have an OPS of .772 this season and an OPS of .603 against left-handed pitchers. The Brewers’ OPS stands at .747 overall and .647 against lefties.
  • The Brewers have lost three of their last four games SU.
  • Los Angeles has posted 18.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 18.4 over its last five.
  • The Dodgers have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games. The Brewers have hit 11 over their last 10.