Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 6/16/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (30-36) at Los Angeles Dodgers (35-32)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Junior Guerra (3-1) (3.31) vs. S Kazmir (5-3) (4.52)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -165 / Milwaukee Brewers +155 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
Dodger Stadium and the Los Angeles Dodgers host the Milwaukee Brewers in Thursday action.
The Milwaukee Brewers have the misfortune of playing in one of the toughest divisions in the game and will do well if they come close to .500. The Brewers have dropped three in a row following a 10-1 defeat at San Francisco on Wednesday afternoon. Brew Crew starter Jimmy Nelson was charged with eight runs (six earned) on eight hits and a trio of free passes to absorb the loss. Milwaukee mustered eight hits and two walks with Alex Pressley singling in Hernan Perez in the 5th. Rookie Junior Guerra makes his first career start against the Dodgers on Thursday. Guerra did not get a decision in a 2-1 loss to the Mets with a run given up on five hits and a trio of BB over 6.2 frames.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers sit second in the National League West and need a long hot streak to hang with San Francisco. The Dodgers stayed with the Giants Wednesday with a 3-2 win at Arizona and have won four of five. LAD ace Clayton Kershaw was stingy as usual with both runs plated on five hits while striking out eleven through 7.1 innings. The Dodgers produced seven hits and walked three times with Scott Van Slyke slamming a three run homer in the 6th that scored Adrian Gonzalez and Howie Kendrick. Veteran Scott Kazmir toes the rubber against visiting Milwaukee in Thursday night action. In 13 outings Kazmir has gone 5-3 with a 4.52 ERA covering 73.2 innings of work.
Milwaukee are 3-9 in their last 12 Thursday games and are 6-2 in Guerra’s last 8 starts while going 6-2 in Guerra’s last 8 starts on grass. Los Angeles are 8-2 in their last 10 home games and the under is 12-4 in their last 16 overall while going 12-4 in their last 16 on grass. The over is 6-2-1 in the last 8 meetings. I suppose this is a chance for the Brewers to steal one but I’m not touching them…