The Brewers (65-54, 32-27 away) travel to take on the Dodgers (71-46, 38-20 home) in game one of this National League matchup. Adrian Houser is getting the start for the Brewers while Bobby Miller is starting for the Dodgers. See who I like to pick up the win in today’s Milwaukee Brewers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers showdown at Dodger Stadium.
MILWAUKEE BREWERS VS LOS ANGELES DODGERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5 Runs
This game will be played at Dodger Stadium at 10:10 ET on Tuesday, August 15th.
WHY BET THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS:
- The Dodgers come into the game on a three game win streak vs. the runline.
- Against the runline, the Dodgers have covered in three straight games when favored to win.
- The Dodgers are 2-1 in Bobby Miller’s last five starts.
MILWAUKEE BREWERS LOOK TO CONTINUE WINNING WAYS ON THE ROAD
This season, the Brewers have played a total of 37 series and are above .500 at 19-16-2. On the road, Milwaukee is 32-27 and 33-27 at home. Their overall record of 65-54 has the Brewers sitting 1st in the NL Central.
Milwaukee’s Adrian Houser has a 4-3 record and an ERA of 4.38 so far this season. He has a 4.86 ERA on the road and a 4.41 ERA at home. His WHIP is 1.50, with opponents batting .286 against him and slugging .415.
Adrian Houser’s most recent start against the Rockies saw him surrender four runs and five hits over five innings, yet he still earned a no-decision as the Brewers ultimately prevailed 7-6.
Across their last ten games, the Brewers’ offense is 10th in batting average, leading to an average of 6.1 runs per contest in that span. Overall, they are the 20th ranked scoring offense and posted a season-long OPS of .692 on 125 (20th).
The Milwaukee Brewers have seen Carlos Santana lead the team in home runs over their last five games, with one long ball. For the season, he has 15 home runs and a .226 batting average.
WILL THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
Coming in with an overall record of 71-46, the Dodgers are winners of nine straight games. Through 37 series, they are 23-13-1 and in 1st place in the NL West. At home, they have gone 38-20 compared to 33-26 on the road.
The Dodgers will call on starter Bobby Miller, who has a 6-2 record this season. Through 13 outings, Miller has an ERA of 3.89 and a K/9 of 8.57. Additionally, he has posted a FIP of 3.57 and an OBP of .296 so far in 2023.
In his most recent outing, Bobby Miller was unable to secure the victory for the Dodgers in their 2-0 win over the Diamondbacks. Nevertheless, he put together a quality start, pitching six innings and surrendering no runs on four hits.
For the season, the Dodgers’ offense is averaging 5.7 runs per game. Over their last five games they have swung the bats well, sitting 10th in the league in scoring, with a total of 22 runs. Overall, Los Angeles’ team batting average is .252, putting them 11th in the MLB.
Mookie Betts has been an offensive force for the Dodgers over the last five games, leading the team in hits and batting .467. This season, Betts is batting .287 with 80 RBIs.