Milwaukee Brewers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers NLCS Game 6 - 10/19/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (98-74) at Milwaukee Brewers (101-70)
MLB Baseball: Friday, October 19, 2018 at 8:39 pm (Miller Park)
H Ryu (8-3) (2.21) vs. W Miley (5-2) (2.27)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers +110 / Los Angeles Dodgers -120 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers will meet up in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series on Friday from Miller Park.
The Dodgers have a 3-2 edge in this set so far. After dropping two of the firs three games, LA has posted wins of 2-1 and 5-2 to come within one game of the World Series.
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For Game 6, the Dodgers will be bringing out lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu. Across his 82.1 innings and 7-3 mark in the regular season, Ryu put up a 1.97 ERA.
Tops in hitting this postseason for the Dodgers is Justin Turner, with 10 hits, four runs, a homer and four RBI. Manny Machado is right behind on nine hits, six runs, three homers and nine RBI.
Over on the Brewers’ side, they’re going with Wade Miley on Friday. In his 80.2 innings and 5-2 record this regular season, Miley owned a 2.57 ERA.
Milwaukee’s top hitter in the playoffs is Ryan Braun, with 10 hits, one run and three RBI. Orlando Arcia is second on the team with eight hits, seven runs, three homers and four RBI.
The Dodgers are 20-7 in their last 27 overall and 5-2 in their last seven road games. LA is also 36-16 in their last 52 Friday games and 5-0 in Ryu’s last five starts.
Meanwhile, the Brew Crew is 8-0 in their last eight games following an off day and 25-9 in their last 34 Friday games. Milwaukee is 4-1 in Miley’s last five home starts and 8-2 in his last 10 starts.
In Game 1 of the NLDS, Ryu put up seven shutout innings, but did give up two runs on six hits in his 4.1 innings in NLCS Game 2 (LA still won that game).
As for Miley, he opened NLCS Game 5 with a walk but otherwise has been great in his first playoffs run, posting 10.1 scoreless innings across NLDS Game 3 and NLCS Game 2.
I expect this to be another exciting game, but with the extra push from being at home I like the Brewers to force a decisive Game 7.