The Milwaukee Brewers are set to welcome the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLCS. The first pitch of the series will be thrown at 8:09 p.m. ET and the game will be nationally televised on Fox Sports One.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Milwaukee Brewers Odds
Vegas is listing Milwaukee (+140) as the underdog to Los Angeles (-150). Gamblers can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -120 for over seven runs and +100 for under seven. Gamblers can also bet on the game’s spread with the current runline odds standing at Dodgers -1.5 runs (-105) and Brewers +1.5 runs (-115).
The Dodgers are 95-72 SU and have gone 78-89 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 20.3 units for moneyline bettors and 11.8 units ATS. The Brewers, on the other hand, are 99-67 SU and 87-79 ATS. They’ve gained 27.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 4.1 units ATS.
Milwaukee games have an over/under record of 78-84-4 in 2018. Los Angeles has an over/under record of 78-79-10.
Clayton Kershaw is getting the nod for the visiting Dodgers. The southpaw Kershaw (9-5, 2.73 ERA) has racked up 155 strikeouts in 161.1 innings so far. He’s 1-1 with 12 strikeouts and a 2.25 ERA against Milwaukee this year (two starts).
The Brewers are handing the ball to lefty Gio Gonzalez (10-11, 4.21 ERA), who has 148 strikeouts and 80 walks to his name, as well as a 1.44 WHIP. Gonzalez hasn’t faced the Dodgers yet this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (1-0, 3.00 ERA and five strikeouts across six innings).
Fueled by a team slash line of .210/.361/.445, Los Angeles has averaged 5.0 runs scored through four playoff games. Milwaukee is hitting .272/.370/.437 and the team has managed 4.3 runs during this year’s playoffs.
The Brewers bullpen has registered an ERA of 1.17 and a WHIP of 0.72 this postseason, while Dodgers relievers have a 0.84 ERA and 0.75 WHIP.
Cody Bellinger has led Los Angeles’ offense and is slashing .255/.342/.461 with 25 home runs, 76 RBIs, 85 runs and 16 stolen bases.
Christian Yelich has helped lead the Brewers’ offense this year with 37 home runs, 112 RBIs, 122 runs and 24 steals.
The Dodgers just got a 6-2 victory over the Braves, while the Brewers are coming off of a 6-0 win against the Rockies.
Los Angeles Dodgers at Milwaukee Brewers Free Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Dodgers, O/U – OVER
The under has cashed in four of Milwaukee’s last seven games.
The Dodgers have hit 17 home runs in their last 10 games, including 10 over their last five.
Los Angeles has recorded 25.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 18.6 over its last five.
The Dodgers have won seven of their last eight games SU while the Brewers have won 13 of their last 14.