The Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers meet Wednesday in MLB action at American Family Field. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have scored 14 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 9 games. The Dodgers have won 12 straight games when scoring 4 or more runs. Freddie Freeman leads the Dodgers with 42 hits and 14 RBI, while James Outman and Mookie Betts have combined for 68 hits and 43 RBI. Clayton Kershaw gets the ball, and he is 5-2 with a 2.53 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. Kershaw is 6-5 with a 3.09 ERA and 108 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
The Milwaukee Brewers have scored 18 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 10 games. The Brewers have won 8 of their last 11 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Christian Yelich leads the Brewers with 32 hits and 16 RBI, while Willy Adames and Brian Anderson have combined for 60 hits and 43 RBI. Wade Miley gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 2.31 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Miley is 4-6 with a 4.03 ERA and 68 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 16-6 in their last 22 Wednesday games and 140-68 in their last 208 during game 3 of a series. The Brewers are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 2-6 in their last 8 overall. The over is 11-5 in Dodgers last 16 overall. The over is 4-1 in Brewers last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
I understand the Los Angeles Dodgers are the better team, and they're going to get the benefit of the doubt with Kershaw on the mound. However, these prices are nuts. The Milwaukee Brewers have more than held their own through 36 games, their offense is consistent, and Wade Miley has been sharp through 35 innings. We're getting 1.5 times our money with the home team? Yeah… Give me the Brewers.