Following a six-game winning streak, the Los Angeles Dodgers have started to trend in the other direction on the heels of two straight losses. The Dodgers will look to rebound on Friday against a Milwaukee Brewers team that’s won four of its last six. Sportsbooks opened the Brew Crew as +210 road underdogs with a total of 7.5.
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- The Dodgers are 5-1 SU in their last six games against the Brewers.
- The total has gone OVER in 17 of the Brewers’ last 24 games at home.
- The Brewers are 5-1 SU in their last six games after winning as an underdog.
Clayton Kershaw and Jimmy Nelson will get the nod for the Dodgers and Brewers, respectively. Kershaw (7-2, 2.37 ERA) lasted a season-low 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday while allowing a season-worst four earned runs and tying a career-worst of 11 hits. The left-hander has fared well against Milwaukee, however, going 4-0 with a 1.41 ERA and holding hitters to a .163 batting average in five career starts.
Nelson (3-3, 3.83) struck out a season-high 10 and allowed one run on seven hits over seven innings of work while topping the Arizona Diamondbacks in his last outing. The hurler is 0-2 with a 1.89 ERA in three career starts vs the Dodgers.
The OVER is trending when these teams collide in Wisconsin. In the last six matchups between the squads in Milwaukee, the OVER is 5-1.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to pick the Milwaukee Brewers in this matchup found them as 194 underdogs on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 7 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.0-3.8 win for the Brewers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Milwaukee Brewers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Milwaukee Brewers sport a record of 29-25 heading into this matchup, while the Los Angeles Dodgers sit at 33-22 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Milwaukee vs Los Angeles injuries news.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Milwaukee Brewers rated this week at No. 6 and the Los Angeles Dodgers sitting at No. 2.
The game also pits Milwaukee Brewers No. 4-rated offense, averaging 5.04 runs per game, against a Los Angeles Dodgers defense that ranks No. 1 at 3.4 in runs allowed per game. The Milwaukee Brewers have averaged 8.72 hits per game so far, more than Los Angeles Dodgers batters have averaged on the year (8.55 hits per game).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Milwaukee has the No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Dodgers own the No. 1 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
A Wainwright shut down the Dodgers in their last game, striking out 6 in a 2-0 shutout over Los Angeles in baseball action at New Busch Stadium.
The Brewers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Z Wheeler and the Mets 2-1 on Thursday at Citi Field.
- LA Dodgers is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
- LA Dodgers is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers’s last 7 games
- LA Dodgers is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Milwaukee is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- Milwaukee is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- Milwaukee is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games at home
- Milwaukee is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Los Angeles at Milwaukee, Saturday, June 3rd