Milwaukee Brewers at Los Angeles Dodgers
|Date & Time||Saturday April 13, 2019, 9:10 PM (EDT)|
Los Angeles, California
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers / Los Angeles Dodgers -- Over/Under:
The Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Saturday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.
The Milwaukee Brewers look for another victory after splitting their last eight games. The Brewers have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 11 of their first 14 games. The Milwaukee Brewers are 7-3 this season when scoring four or more runs. Christian Yelich leads the Brewers with 20 hits and 15 RBI while Lorenzo Cain and Yasmani Grandal have combined for 34 hits and 11 RBI. Zach Davies gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 1.69 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. Davies is 2-1 with a 2.59 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers could use a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Dodgers have allowed 26 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 13 of their first 15 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers are 7-6 this season when allowing four or more runs. Offensively, Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 25 hits and 21 RBI while Justin Turner and A.J. Pollock have combined for 31 hits and 18 RBI. The Los Angeles Dodgers didn’t list a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.
The Brewers are 3-8 in their last 11 Saturday games, 4-1 in Davies' last 5 starts vs. National League West and 5-2 in Davies' last 7 starts. The Dodgers are 7-1 in their last 8 Saturday games, 23-9 in their last 32 home games and 0-4 in their last 4 vs. National League Central. The Brewers are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and the under is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 10-4 in Dodgers last 14 overall. The under is 21-7-1 in Davies' last 29 starts overall.
The Los Angeles Dodgers just can't find enough consistent pitching this season and it's killed them during this five-game losing streak. Of course, getting Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill and Hyun-Jin Ryu back from injury will help, but until then, there are real reasons for concern. Davies has been extremely solid in his first two starts this season, and he's giving up just a .204 batting average with 10 strikeouts in 49 career at bats against current Dodgers. I have to back the Milwaukee Brewers in this spot, especially without knowing who the Dodgers starting pitcher is going to be.