Los Angeles Dodgers vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 8/18/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-105) Milwaukee (-115)
The Milwaukee Brewers (62-53) are welcoming the Los Angeles Dodgers (80-35) at American Family Field on Thursday. The line on this matchup has the Dodgers at -105 while the Brewers are coming in at -115. The over/under is set at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Andrew Heaney and Corbin Burnes.
Los Angeles has a slugging rate of .451 and have struck out 955 times, while being walked on 431 occasions. They have 587 RBI's and 1,020 hits on the year, while their batting average comes in at .260. The Dodgers have hit 240 doubles as a unit and have hit 155 baseballs out of the park. They have a total of 618 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .336. As a team, the Los Angeles Dodgers are putting up 5.4 runs per game, which ranks them 1st in MLB.
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The Dodgers hold a team ERA of 2.89 this season (1st in baseball), and the staff has struck out 1,013 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.55 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.07. Dodgers pitchers have allowed 100 long balls in addition to 368 runs in total (1st in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 285 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.38 as a squad for the year.
The Dodgers bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 72.7% and has entered the game in 122 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 105 runners for the year with 27.6% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Dodgers bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 77 times as well as having 90 appearances in high leverage situations. The Dodgers have dispatched 400 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. The relievers have accumulated 76 holds for the season (5th in MLB). They have accumulated 32 saves for the season and have missed out on 12 of 44 chances to get a save.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have 3,080 putouts on the year, in addition to 955 assists and 54 errors. Their fielding rate is at .987 which has them ranked 9th in baseball, and they have twisted 92 double plays. The Dodgers have turned 72.4% of balls hit into play into outs in their 9,240 innings, which has them ranked 1st in baseball.
Heaney has thrown 665 innings and has accumulated 692 strikeouts thus far in his career. His earned run average is 4.56 (337 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.251. He has conceded 643 base hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 189 free passes. Heaney (33-38 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.35 while he has gone up against 2,815 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues.
Milwaukee has hit 157 long balls so far this season to go along with 508 RBIs. They have recorded 175 doubles, while walking 410 times and scoring 521 runs. The Milwaukee Brewers have compiled an OBP of .317 in addition to a team batting average of .237 so far this year. The Brewers have a team SLG% of .412 and they score 4.53 runs per game (10th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 1,020 occasions (8th in MLB) and have earned 912 hits.
The Milwaukee pitching staff have yielded 489 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 3.81 (434 earned runs relinquished). They have relinquished 135 home runs and they surrender 4.30 runs per 9 innings (15th in the league). The Brewers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.236 with a FIP of 3.93 as a squad this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.90 (1,087 strikeouts against 375 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 4th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 891.
Milwaukee has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 57 save opportunities and they have come away with 40 saves. They rank 10th in the league with a save percentage of 70.2%, and they have sent 379 bullpen pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 151 times in high leverage situations and on 90 occasions with runners on. Milwaukee relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 30.7% out of 127 inherited runners. Sitting with 129 save situations, the Brewers have compiled 72 holds and 17 blown saves.
Out of their 9,216 innings on the diamond, the Brewers have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.1% (11th in the majors). The Milwaukee Brewers have gotten 81 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (18th in the majors). The Brewers have racked up 985 assists, 64 errors and have earned 3,072 putouts so far this year.
In his career, Burnes has surrendered 350 base hits while he has accumulated 608 K's in 456 innings pitched. He has conceded 156 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.045 and being the owner of a FIP of 2.8. His K/BB ratio is 4.79 and he has faced 1,845 hitters in his pro baseball career. Burnes (31-16 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 3.07 earned run average while allowing 6.9 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-115)
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