Milwaukee Brewers at Los Angeles Dodgers 8/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 2, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jhoulys Chacin vs. Clayton Kershaw
The Milwaukee Brewers head to Dodger Stadium on Thursday, August 2, 2018 to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. The expected starting pitchers are Jhoulys Chacin for the Brewers and Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers.
The odds for this matchup have Milwaukee at +185 and Los Angeles at -200. The Brewers have a 49-58-3 over/under mark and a 59-51-0 run line record. The Dodgers are 47-61-0 against the run line and have a 47-54-7 over/under record.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 49-58-3 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 59-51-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 47-54-7 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 47-61-0 against the run line
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
07/26/18 P Brent Suter Forearm 60-day DL (7/23)
07/03/18 SS Nick Franklin Quad 60-day DL (05/09)
06/01/18 C Stephen Vogt Shoulder is out for season
06/01/18 P Zach Davies Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (06/01)
03/26/18 P Jimmy Nelson Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
07/31/18 P Ross Stripling Toe 10-day DL (07/31)
07/26/18 P Zac Rosscup Finger 10-day DL (03/25)
07/24/18 3B Justin Turner Groin 10-day DL (07/23)
07/07/18 P Yimi Garcia Forearm 10-day DL (07/04)
06/28/18 P Josh Fields Shoulder 10-day DL (06/28)
06/10/18 P Dennis Santana Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (06/05)
06/08/18 P Tony Cingrani Shoulder 10-day DL (06/07)
05/03/18 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Groin 60-day DL (05/03)
05/01/18 SS Corey Seager Elbow is out for season
03/30/18 P Julio Urias Shoulder 60-day DL (02/23)
03/30/18 P Tom Koehler Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Brewers have a 63-47 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin has a 10-3 record with an earned run average of 3.45 and a WHIP of 1.19 this year. He has 103 strikeouts over his 127.2 innings pitched and he's given up 104 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.30 and they have given up 336 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the bullpen and they've struck out 451 hitters and walked 164 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.6. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 832 base hits and 393 earned runs. They have allowed 111 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 386 batters and struck out 956. They have walked 3.5 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 3.99.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .247, good for 16th in the league. The Brewers hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Christian Yelich is hitting .321 with an on-base percentage of .384. He has 118 hits this season in 368 at bats with 57 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .524 and an OPS+ of 140. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .294 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .388. He has totaled 101 hits and he has driven in 30 men in 344 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .413. The Brewers have 915 hits, including 167 doubles and 135 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 350 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,000 times as a unit. They have left 733 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 4.35 runs per contest and have scored a total of 478 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 59-49 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.52, Clayton Kershaw has a 4-5 record and a 1.06 WHIP this season. He has 91 strikeouts over the 89.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 78 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.71 and they have given up 349 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 425 batters and walked 150 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.47. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 868 base knocks and 378 earned runs this season. They have given up 118 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 293 hitters and struck out 1,039 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 3.61.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 21st in the league. The Dodgers hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this matchup batting .312 with an OBP of .390. He has 129 hits this year along with 70 RBI in 414 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .563 with an OPS+ of 159. Matt Kemp is hitting .298 this season and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 100 hits in 336 at bats while driving in 64 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .506. The Dodgers as a unit have 888 base hits, including 190 doubles and 144 homers. Los Angeles has walked 417 times this year and they have struck out on 926 occasions. They have had 748 men left on base and have an OPS of .748. They have scored 4.69 runs per game and totaled 506 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Brewers +185
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