Brewers at Dodgers NLCS Game 5 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Wade Miley vs. Clayton Kershaw
The Milwaukee Brewers head to Dodger Stadium on Wednesday to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the NLCS. The expected starting pitchers are Wade Miley for the Brewers and Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers.
The odds for this matchup have Milwaukee at +129 and Los Angeles at -149. The Brewers have a 80-86-3 over/under mark and a 93-76-0 run line record. The Dodgers are 72-90-0 against the run line and have a 71-82-9 over/under record.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 80-86-3 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 93-76-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 71-82-9 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 72-90-0 against the run line
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
10/08/18 P Brent Suter Forearm 60-day DL (7/23)
06/01/18 C Stephen Vogt Shoulder is out for season
03/26/18 P Jimmy Nelson Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
10/08/18 P Erik Goeddel Elbow 60-day DL (08/17)
09/18/18 P Daniel Hudson Forearm 60-day DL (08/25)
09/03/18 P Brock Stewart Oblique 60-day DL (09/03)
06/10/18 P Dennis Santana Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (06/05)
05/01/18 SS Corey Seager Elbow is out for season
03/30/18 P Tom Koehler Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
Starting pitcher Wade Miley has a 5-2 record with an earned run average of 2.57 and a WHIP of 1.22 this year. He has 50 strikeouts over his 80.2 innings pitched and he's given up 71 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.47 and they have given up 522 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the bullpen and they've struck out 708 hitters and walked 243 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.75. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 1,256 base hits and 605 earned runs. They have allowed 172 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 550 batters and struck out 1,420. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 4.01.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .252, good for 13th in the league. The Brewers hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Travis Shaw is hitting .241 with an on-base percentage of .345. He has 120 hits this season in 497 at bats with 86 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .481 and an OPS+ of 119. Jesus Aguilar is hitting .275 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .352. He has totaled 134 hits and he has driven in 108 men in 488 at bats. His OPS+ is 135 while his slugging percentage is at .541. The Brewers have 1,386 hits, including 251 doubles and 218 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 537 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,452 times as a unit. They have left 1,100 men on base and have a team OPS of .747. They score 4.64 runs per contest and have scored a total of 751 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
With an earned run average of 2.73, Clayton Kershaw has a 9-5 record and a 1.04 WHIP this season. He has 155 strikeouts over the 161.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 139 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 505 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 625 batters and walked 199 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.39. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,275 base knocks and 552 earned runs this season. They have given up 177 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 418 hitters and struck out 1,559 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.15 while their FIP as a staff is 3.58.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 15th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Max Muncy comes into this matchup batting .261 with an OBP of .390. He has 102 hits this year along with 77 RBI in 391 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .575 with an OPS+ of 159. Yasiel Puig is hitting .267 this season and he has an OBP of .327. He has collected 107 hits in 401 at bats while driving in 63 runs. He has an OPS+ of 120 and a slugging percentage of .494. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,385 base hits, including 293 doubles and 233 homers. Los Angeles has walked 645 times this year and they have struck out on 1,426 occasions. They have had 1,157 men left on base and have an OPS of .774. They have scored 4.93 runs per game and totaled 799 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Brewers +129
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