One of the marquee series of the week is from Chavez Ravine as the NL West-leading Dodgers host the Milwaukee Brewers, who are second in the NL Central but right on the Cubs’ heels. Brewers vs Dodgers on Tuesday Night could easily be a playoff preview, from the wild-card game to the ALCS. The Dodgers are solid favorites on the latest MLB odds.
Brewers at Dodgers MLB Betting Odds & Prediction
- When: Tuesday, 10:10 PM ET
- Where: Dodger Stadium, LA
- Probable pitchers (away/home): Wade Miley/Walker Buehler
- TV: MLB Network
- Stream: MLB.tv
- Radio: TuneIn
- MLB Betting Odds: Los Angeles Dodgers -180 / Milwaukee Brewers +150 (Total 8)
Why Bet on Milwaukee?The Brewers definitely got better over the weekend in landing former All-Star third baseman Mike Moustakas from Kansas City. Brewers’ manager Craig Counsell said that Moustakas is willing to try his hand at second base as well. The Brewers’ plan is to play Moustakas at the hot corner and shift Travis Shaw over to second base, but if Shaw can’t handle the position adequately enough defensively, Moustakas has shown his willingness to try as well.“They approached me, I guess, about a month ago and asked my thoughts about how comfortable I was over there, this and that,” Shaw said. “I feel like I can do a decent job over there.”Moustakas was first named an All-Star in 2015. After a right knee injury cut short his 2016 season, he bounced back in 2017 for his second All-Star appearance and was named AL Comeback Player of the Year. Moustakas had six career postseason home runs for the Royals. Only George Brett hit more, with 10.Christian Yelich (7g, .517, 3hr, 8r, 10 rbi) was named NL Player of the Week for July 23-29. He is the first Brewer to win the award since Aramis Ramírez won for the week of June 29-July 5, 2015. Yelich has hit safely in 18 of his last 19 games. During that stretch, Yelich has batted .451 (37-for-82) with 4 HR and 22 RBI. The Brewers have gone 44-20 (.688) in night games this season, which is the best record in the majors.It’s lefty Wade Miley (1-1, 2.01) on the mound. Miley will make his sixth start of the season and second against the Dodgers. Miley last started last Thursday at San Francisco and had no decision in the 7-5 win (5ip, 6h, 2r, 2er, 2bb, 1k). The is 3-2 in his starts. Opponents are batting .225 (18-for-80, 0hr). Miley is 3-5 with a 3.86 ERA in 14 career games / 13 starts vs. Los Angeles (81.2ip, 35er), including a no-decision this season on 7/20 at Miller Park (6ip, 4h, 1r, 0er, 2bb, 2k, 1hbp).
Why Bet on LA Dodgers?The Dodgers were nearly no-hit by Atlanta’s Sean Newcomb on Sunday, who came up just an out short. Chris Taylor broke up the no-hit bid with a two-strike single in the ninth inning and advanced to second on defensive indifference before Manny Machado ripped an RBI single to left field off reliever Dan Winkler to break up the shutout. Machado is hitting .302 (13-for-43) with a home run, four RBI and one steal in 10 games since being acquired from the Orioles on July 18.The Dodgers lead the NL in homers. Out of the 143 home runs, the Dodgers have hit this season, 101 have been solo home runs, which is the most in the bigs.The Dodger bullpen has started to pick it up once again, as they have gone 4-4 with 12 saves and have posted a 2.86 ERA (23 ER/72.1 IP) during the month of July. During that span, the ‘pen has also limited the opposition to a .163 average. In the month of July, Dodger relievers lead the big leagues in saves, opponents’ batting average and WHIP (0.88), while also ranking among the best in strikeouts per nine innings (11.20, 2nd), ERA (3rd) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (4.09, 3rd).It’s rookie Walker Buehler (4-3, 3.92) here. Buehler’s season has been disrupted by a rib injury that led to disabled list stints and a Minor League option. He returned in Philadelphia on Wednesday but didn’t get out of the fifth inning, allowing 5 runs. It wasn’t as bad as the line suggests. Buehler had retired 11 straight in a 1-1 game before Scott Kingery snuck one just over the wall in right for a homer in the fifth. After that, he allowed a single and an RBI double to make it 3-1.Manager Dave Roberts then had him intentionally walk Rhys Hoskins and lifted him from the game. Scott Alexander came in and allowed both runners on base to score, adding two more earned runs to Buehler’s total. The intentional walk was the only one issued by Buehler, and the rookie struck out five.
Latest MLB Betting Trends
- Brewers are 4-10 in their last 14 road games
- Brewers are 3-9 in their last 12 road games vs. a right-handed starter
- Dodgers are 57-25 in their last 82 games vs. a left-handed starter
- Dodgers are 4-1 in Buehler’s last 5 starts
- Milwaukee is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee’s last 6 games
- LA is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Milwaukee
- LA is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers’s last 5 games