Milwaukee Brewers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/10/14
Los Angeles Dodgers (66-51) at Milwaukee Brewers (64-52)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 2:10 pm (Miller Park)
Clayton Kershaw (L) (13-2) (1.823) vs. Jimmy Nelson (R) (2-2) (4.200)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers +159 / Los Angeles Dodgers -169 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: SportsNet LA, FSN-WI, TBS
The Milwaukee Brewers can sweep the Los Angeles Dodgers with a win Sunday at Miller Park.
The Dodgers are 4-5 in the month of August and 14 games above a .500 record. The issue for the Dodgers lately has been an inconsistent offense, as they’ve been held to three or less runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Dodgers have scored just four runs in this series. Adrian Gonzalez has homered in back-to-back games and Matt Kemp has a five-game hitting streak going. The Dodgers have an ERA of 3.34, which is fifth in the majors. Starting is Clayton Kershaw, who is 13-2 with a 1.82 ERA and has 157 strikeouts in 128.1 innings. Kershaw is 4-3 with a 3.38 ERA in eight career starts against the Brewers.
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The Brewers are 5-3 in the month of August and 13 games above .500. The Brewers pitching, which has been shaky much of the year, has caught fire as they’ve allowed three or less runs in five of their last six games. Overall, the Brewers have an ERA of 3.70, which is 15th in the league, and they’ve won five of their last six when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Carlos Gomez has homered three times in his last five games and Aramis Ramirez has five hits in this series. Jimmy Nelson takes the hill, and he’s 2-2 with a 4.20 ERA and has 27 strikeouts in 30 innings. This is Nelson’s first career game against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 35-16 in Kershaws last 51 road starts and 70-33 in Kershaws last 103 starts overall. The Brewers are 36-16 in their last 52 during game 3 of a series and 9-4 in their last 13 home games vs. a left-handed starter.
I don't love the juice, but there's no way I'm picking against Kershaw. Take the Dodgers as long as you think the price is fair.