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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 7/31/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Milwaukee Brewers (62-47) at Los Angeles Dodgers (59-48)
Date & Time Tuesday July 31, 2018, 10:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -167 / Milwaukee Brewers +157 --- Over/Under: 8
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MLB | Milwaukee Brewers (62-47) at Los Angeles Dodgers (59-48)
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The Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Tuesday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium. 

The Milwaukee Brewers look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Brewers have scored 17 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Milwaukee Brewers have won seven of their last nine games when scoring more than two runs. Christian Yelich leads the Brewers with 116 hits and 57 RBI while Lorenzo Cain and Travis Shaw have combined for 188 hits and 90 RBI. Wade Miley gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 2.01 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. Miley is 3-5 with a 3.86 ERA and 61 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers could use a spark of consistency here after splitting their last 10 games. The Dodgers have allowed 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have lost four straight games when allowing more than two runs. Offensively, Chris Taylor leads the Dodgers with 101 hits and 50 RBI while Matt Kemp and Cody Bellinger have combined for 191 hits and 98 RBI. Walker Buehler gets the ball, and he is 4-3 with a 3.92 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season. This will be Buehler’s first career game against the Brewers.

The Brewers are 19-7 in their last 26 Tuesday games, 36-15 in their last 51 during game 2 of a series and 4-10 in their last 14 road games. The Dodgers are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series, 1-4 in their last 5 Tuesday games and 4-1 in Buehlers last 5 starts. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Los Angeles and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

The Los Angeles Dodgers haven't looked like the team we thought would start running away with the NL West in the second half, as the offense isn't doing much and they've split their last 10 games. The Milwaukee Brewers are playing like a team that wants to make a playoff push, and they now throw Miley on the hill, a pitcher who had a 2.25 ERA in 16 innings in the month of July and did a great job of getting ground balls. Buehler has also allowed 12 runs in his last 10.2 innings, so I'm not sure he should be this heavy priced. I'll take a shot with the hot Brewers and the plus money...

Milwaukee Brewers +157

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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