MLB Baseball Betting: Los Angeles Dodgers at Milwaukee Brewers

MLB Baseball Betting:  Los Angeles Dodgers at Milwaukee Brewers

The Los Angeles Dodgers won their opening game of this midweek series with the Milwaukee Brewers though the second game on Wednesday isn’t looking good at the moment (Dodgers down 5-0 in the third inning). They’ll try to win the finale on Thursday before returning home to face Colorado, Milwaukee and San Diego over the next week. The Dodgers have managed to gain a little ground on the first place San Francisco Giants and now trail the NL West leaders by just 6 games (pending the outcome of Wednesday action). They’re 5.5 games ahead of the third place Colorado Rockies so they can focus on running down San Francisco at least for the time being.

Milwaukee is a tough team to figure out. Everytime they look to be turning things around they can’t sustain it. They looked good against Washington early in their weekend series but have now lost 2 straight and 6 of 10. They’re 2 games back of the third place Pittsburgh Pirates and six games back of the second place St. Louis Cardinals but haven’t been able to close the gap.

Los Angeles will start right hander Kenta Maeda who has pitched better on the road than he has at home. Overall the Dodgers have won 8 of his 15 starts and Maeda has a 2.91 ERA. On the road, however, they’ve won 5 of his 7 starts with Maeda putting up a 2.79 ERA and 0.957 WHIP. In his last three starts two were Dodgers’ wins but his ERA drifted upwards to 3.78. He’s coming off a rough start in Pittsburgh where he allowed 4 earned runs in 5 innings of work but has otherwise pitched well of late.

Milwaukee will counter with righthander Zach Davies who has looked sharp recently. For the season, the Brewers are 7-6 in his 13 starts with Davies putting up a 3.74 ERA. At home, the Brew Crew has won 6 of his 9 starts with a 3.11 ERA. In his last three starts (two Milwaukee wins) Davies has a 2.00 ERA and 1.00 WHIP with 22 strikeouts and 18 innings pitched.

Just don’t trust the Dodgers on the road and they could be in ‘look ahead mode’ with their eyes on getting home. We’ll back the home underdog in this spot.