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Milwaukee Brewers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Picks, Predictions, Odds
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Milwaukee Brewers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Analysis
The Brewers will visit Dodgers at Dodger Stadium for the second of a three-game set on Tuesday, August 23rd.
The Brewers are 64-56 overall and 33-32 on the road, which positions Milwaukee second in the National League Central standings and trails the division leading St. Louis Cardinals by 5.5 games. The Dodgers are in first place in the National League West with a record of 84-36, highlighted by a sturdy 43-15 record at home.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Prediction
Prior to the results of Monday night’s matchup with the Dodgers, the Brewers are second in the NL Central standings, five games behind the St. Louis Cardinals for first place. Milwaukee went 1-2 SU in their most recent series with the Cubs and have lost six of their last 10 games. Both sides of the ball have struggled over that stretch, with the offense averaging just 3.2 runs per game, well below their season average of 4.53 runs scored per game. Meanwhile, Milwaukee's bullpen has allowed opponents four runs per game over their last 10, not terrible, but still above their season ERA of 3.81 (11th). Despite the speed bump they have hit, the Brewers are still in contention to win the division and are just one and a half games behind the Phillies for a Wild Card spot.
The Dodgers enter this matchup atop the NL West standings with a commanding 18-game lead over the second place San Diego Padres. The Dodgers swept the Miami Marlins three games to none in their most recent series and have won seven of their last 10 games. Los Angeles has been great all season but have really been impressive since returning from the All-Star break with just six losses. The offense ranks as one of the best in the league with a batting average of .261 (3rd), on base percentage of .336 (1st), slugging percentage of .452 (1st), and 642 total runs scored (1st). The Dodger’s bullpen also ranks amongst the best in the league, allowing opponents a batting average of .211 (1st), have a WHIP of 1.06 (1st), and a team ERA of 2.83 (1st).
It is tough to bet against Tony Gonsolin (15-1, 2.12 ERA) anytime he takes the mound for the Dodgers and this game is no different. With the Brewers offense struggling at the moment, I expect Gonsolin to have a solid outing and hold Milwaukee to just a couple of runs. With little value in backing the Dodgers moneyline, the best play is to back the runline in this matchup.
Score Prediction: Dodgers 4, Brewers 2
Best Bet: Dodgers -1.5 (+140)
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Odds
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Resources
- Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2022
- Matchup: NL Central vs. NL West
- Venue: Dodger Stadium
- Location: Los Angeles, California
- Time-TV: 10:10 p.m. ET – MLB.tv
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – Current Form
The Brewers lost two of three matchups against the Cubs in their previous series, despite averaging 5.7 runs scored per game across their 1-2 split matchups. Milwaukee's series prior to that was also against the Dodgers, which they split 2-2. The Brewers swept Miami in their series over the weekend, with two of those victories coming by seven runs or more. The Brewers have either lost or split three straight series, resulting in a 7-6 mark across their last 13 games.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – Pitching Matchup
Milwaukee: Corbin Burnes (9-5, 2.48 ERA)
Brewers’ right-hander Corbin Burnes owns a 9-5 record and 2.48 ERA in his 25th start of the season. Burnes has also posted a 0.94 WHIP, while striking out 187 and walking 40 batters in 148.2 innings this season. The Brewers edged the Dodgers, 5-3 on August 18th behind Burnes’ 5.2 strong innings of work. The 27-year-old yielded three runs on six hits, while striking out six and issuing two walks. Burnes owns a 4-2 road record this season in 11 starts away from American Family Field. In those away outings, he has posted a 1.94 ERA, a 0.89 WHIP, 20 walks, and 77 strikeouts in 69.2 innings of work.
Los Angeles: Tony Gonsolin (15-1, 2.12 ERA)
Tony Gonsolin is on the hill for the Dodgers in this contest as he makes his 23rd start of the season hoping to build some positive momentum. He comes in 15-1 with a 2.12 ERA, a 0.86 WHIP, 33 walks and 113 strikeouts over 123.1 innings of work this season. The 28-year-old right-hander lifted the Dodgers to win on the road over the Milwaukee Brewers on August 17th. Gonsolin tossed seven innings in the 1-2 win by Milwaukee, with two hits, eight strikeouts and one walk. Pitching at home this season, Gonsolin is 8-1 with a 1.52 ERA, a 0.78 WHIP, 16 walks and 49 strikeouts over 59 innings in 10 starts.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – Series History
The Dodgers notched a 4-3 mark in this series during the 2021 campaign. This season, the Dodgers and Brewers are toe-to-toe at 2-2.