The Milwaukee Brewers are set to host the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the NLCS. The visiting Dodgers currently hold a 3-2 lead in the series, and the action will be nationally televised on Fox Sports One. The first pitch in this elimination game is scheduled for 8:39 p.m. ET.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Milwaukee Brewers Odds
Oddsmakers have listed Los Angeles (-120) as the favorite over Milwaukee (+110). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at +100 for over eight runs and -120 for under eight. Gamblers can also bet on the game’s spread with the runline odds standing at +125 for the Dodgers -1.5 runs and -145 for the Brewers +1.5.
Including the regular season, the Brewers are 101-70 straight up (SU) and 91-80 against the spread (ATS). The team’s gained 27.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 6.8 units (ATS). Milwaukee has covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven. The Dodgers have gone 98-74 SU this year and are 79-93 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 20.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 14.7 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the under has cashed in three of those seven.
Milwaukee games have a 79-87-5 over/under record in 2018. Los Angeles has an over/under record of 79-82-11.
Left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu is getting the start for Los Angeles. Ryu is 7-3 with a 1.97 ERA and 89 strikeouts. 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, 1.21 WHIP), who has 50 punchouts and 27 walks. Miley is 1-0 with seven strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA across two starts against Los Angeles this year.
Behind a team slash line of .216/.328/.356, the Dodgers have scored 4.0 runs per game through nine playoff games. The Brewers are hitting .238/.316/.395 and the team has managed 3.6 runs during this year’s playoffs.
The Brewers bullpen has registered an ERA of 2.94 and a WHIP of 1.08 this postseason, 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 continue to lead Los Angeles’ offense. Bellinger is slashing .255/.340/.456 with 25 home runs, 78 RBIs, 86 runs and 17 stolen bases, while Taylor (.257/.334/.449) has produced 18 homers, 66 RBIs and 91 runs scored.
Outfielders Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain have led the way for the Brewers’ offense this year. Yelich is hitting .319/.402/.583 with 37 home runs, 112 RBIs, 123 runs and 24 stolen bases, while Cain is batting .301 with 10 homers, 39 RBIs, 92 runs and 30 steals.
The Dodgers just took Game 5 of this series by a score of five runs to two.
Los Angeles Dodgers at Milwaukee Brewers MLB Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Brewers, ATS Winner – Brewers, O/U – OVER
The over has cashed in just two of Los Angeles’ last seven games.
The Dodgers have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games. The Brewers have hit 11 over their last 10.
The Dodgers have a total OPS of .772 this season and an OPS of .603 against left-handed pitchers. The Brewers’ OPS stands at .747 overall and .647 against southpaws.
Los Angeles has posted 18.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 18.4 over its last five.
The Brewers have lost three of their last four games SU.