Brewers Level Series
The Milwaukee Brewers didn’t waste time pulling even in this series against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a win in Game 2. It wasn’t pretty and took 11 innings, but a win is a win. And any victory over the Dodgers is a bigger deal than most.
With Milwaukee trying to keep pace with the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Central race, they have much more to play for than the Dodgers. LA is, after all, leading the San Diego Padres by 17 games in the NL West.
Dodgers With Pitching Advantage
Los Angeles Dodgers have a massive advantage with Tony Gonsolin on the mound. It’s not that The Brewers’ Eric Lauer is a bad pitcher, but Gonsolin is Cy Young material. The right-hander is 14-1 with a 2.24 ERA and 0.89 WHIP. Gonsolin ranks in the top four of the league in all three metrics and looks phenomenal right now. In two August starts, Gonsolin has a 0.77 ERA after allowing a single run in his last 11.2 innings.
Gonsolin is backed by the top-scoring offense and ninth-best defense in the league. The Dodgers rank fourth in hits per game, fifth in home runs and lead the league in run differential. Even if Gonsolin were an average pitcher, he’d still have an excellent chance to win, thanks to this potent offense.
Lauer no Slouch
While Gonsolin is on track to be a Cy Young finalist, Lauer (8-4) is having an outstanding season of his own in Milwaukee. Lauer enters this matchup with a 3.64 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 118.2 innings. Lauer is also much better when pitching at home than on the road. In the comfy confines of American Family Field, Lauer boasts a 2.65 ERA and 4-1 record in nine starts.
There is, however, a problem with Lauer in this spot. In 110 career at-bats against the current Dodgers lineup, LA has a .301 batting and 1.102 OPS against Lauer. The Dodgers haven’t faced Lauer this season, but they have given him problems for years. Lauer has been particularly bothered by Austin Barnes, Cody Bellinger and Mookie Betts. The trio is 11-for-33 (.333) against Lauer with three extra-base hits and two walks. Trea Turner has also been an issue for Lauer with a .500 average and two home runs in 10 at-bats.
Dodgers vs Brewers Head-to-Head
The Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers will clash for the third time this season, with the series tied 1-1. It was the first win by the Brewers in the last five games of this series dating back to 2021.
Dodgers vs Brewers Game Information
- Game: Dodgers (80-35) vs Brewers (62-53)
- Location: American Family Field, Milwaukee, WI
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Aug. 16, 8:10 p.m. ET
- Dodgers vs Brewers Live Stream: MLB.tv
Dodgers vs Brewers Lines
|Team||Run Line||Moneyline||Total||Team Total|
Los Angeles Dodgers
T. Gonsolin -R
|-1½ -105||-170||8 -120o||4½-125o
|Milwaukee Brewers||+1½ -115||+150||8 Evu||3½+105o
Dodgers vs Brewers Prediction
The Brewers played a great game on Tuesday and earned a rare win over the dominant Dodgers. Gonsolin is too good to bet against in any spot right now, but Lauer is a tough fade with how he’s been dealing. Therefore, we recommend a play on the under at +100 in Game 3 of this series.
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