Milwaukee Brewers at Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are hosting the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 4 of the NL Championship. The visiting Brewers currently hold a 2-1 series lead, and the action will be nationally televised on Fox Sports One. The opening pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 9:09 p.m. ET.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

Factoring in the regular season, the Dodgers are 96-74 straight up (SU) and 78-91 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 20.8 units for moneyline bettors and 13.8 units (ATS). The Brewers are 101-68 SU and have gone 89-79 ATS. In total, the team’s accumulated 27.4 units for moneyline gamblers and 6.1 units ATS.

Los Angeles games have an over/under record of 79-80-10 in 2018. Brewers games have gone under 85 times, gone over 79 times and pushed on four occasions.

Gio Gonzalez will get the nod for the visiting Brewers. The southpaw Gonzalez is 10-11 with a 4.21 ERA and 148 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Dodgers this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (1-0, 3.00 ERA and five strikeouts across six innings).

The Dodgers will turn to lefty Rich Hill (11-5, 3.66 ERA) to the mound. Hill has 150 strikeouts and 41 walks to his name, as well as a 1.12 WHIP. Hill is 1-0 with 13 strikeouts and a 1.50 ERA across two starts against Milwaukee this year.

Behind a team slash line of .260/.343/.451, Milwaukee has averaged 4.3 runs scored through six postseason games. Los Angeles is hitting .215/.325/.393 and the team has put up 4.1 runs in this year’s playoffs.

The Dodgers bullpen has registered an ERA of 1.21 and a WHIP of 1.03 this postseason, while Brewers relievers have fared significantly worse with a 3.07 ERA and 1.09 WHIP.

Outfielders Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain continue to lead Milwaukee’s offense. Yelich is slashing .322/.405/.590 with 37 home runs, 112 RBIs, 123 runs and 24 steals, while Cain is hitting .303/.390/.411 with 10 homers, 38 RBIs, 92 runs and 30 stolen bases.

First baseman Cody Bellinger and outfielder Chris Taylor have led the Dodgers’ batters this year. Bellinger is hitting .253/.338/.455 with 25 home runs, 77 RBIs, 85 runs and 16 steals, and Taylor’s line is .259/.335/.454 with 18 homers, 66 RBIs and 89 runs.

The Brewers are coming off of a 4-0 victory in Game .

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction

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

Betting Trends

    The over has cashed in just two of Los Angeles’ last seven games.

    The Brewers have won 13 of their last 14 games SU.

    Milwaukee fielders have committed two errors over their last five games, compared to seven errors for Los Angeles over its last five.

    The Brewers have hit 16 home runs in their last 10 games. The Dodgers have hit 17 over their last 10.