The Milwaukee Brewers are facing off against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3 of the NLCS. The series is currently tied 1-1. This matchup is scheduled to begin at 7:39 p.m. ET and will be shown nationally on Fox Sports One..
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Odds
Oddsmakers have listed Milwaukee (+155) as the underdog to Los Angeles (-165). The total stands at seven runs and bettors can take the over for -125 and the under for +105. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the most recent odds standing at Brewers +1.5 runs (-140) and Dodgers -1.5 runs (+120).
The Brewers have gone 100-68 SU across the regular season and postseason, and are 89-79 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 27.4 units for moneyline bettors and 6.1 units ATS. The Dodgers, on the other hand, are 96-73 SU and 78-91 ATS. They’ve lost 20.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 13.8 units ATS.
Dodgers games have an over/under record of 79-80-10 in 2018. Milwaukee has been a decent under bet with a total record of 79-85-4.
Jhoulys Chacin will get the nod for Milwaukee. The right-handed Chacin is 15-8 with a 3.50 ERA and 156 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with three strikeouts and a 16.62 ERA against Los Angeles this year.
The Dodgers are handing the ball to righty Walker Buehler (8-5, 2.62 ERA), who has 151 strikeouts and 37 walks to his credit, as well as a WHIP of 0.96. Buehler is 0-1 with seven strikeouts and a 1.29 ERA in one start against Milwaukee this year.
Behind a team slash line of .271/.358/.459, the Brewers have averaged 4.4 runs scored through five postseason games. The Dodgers are hitting .225/.341/.417 and the team has managed 4.8 runs during the 2018 playoffs.
The Dodgers bullpen has registered a postseason ERA of 1.33 and a WHIP of 0.93, while Brewers relievers have performed significantly worse with a 3.51 ERA and 1.13 WHIP.
Milwaukee’s offense has been fueled by outfielders Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain, who have combined to drive in 150 runs. Yelich is hitting .322/.404/.592 with 37 home runs, 112 RBIs, 122 runs and 24 stolen bases, while Cain (.305/.393/.414) is up to 10 homers, 38 RBIs, 92 runs and 30 stolen bases.
The Dodgers’ batters have been led by first baseman Cody Bellinger and right fielder Chris Taylor. Bellinger is hitting .254/.340/.458 with 25 home runs, 77 RBIs, 85 runs and 16 steals, and Taylor’s line is .259/.335/.454 with 18 homers, 66 RBIs and 89 runs.
The Dodgers just snuck away with Game 2 of this series by a score of four runs to three.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Free Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Brewers, O/U – OVER
The over has hit in just two of Los Angeles’ last seven games.
Milwaukee fielders have committed two errors over their last five games, compared to six errors for Los Angeles over its last five.
The Brewers have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games, including eight over their last five.