Milwaukee Brewers vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 8/17/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Thursday, August 17, 2023
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (+136) Los Angeles (-162)
The Milwaukee Brewers (65-55) are en route to Dodger Stadium on Thursday where they will attempt to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers (72-46). The line on this contest has the Brewers at +136 and the Dodgers are at -162. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The men taking the mound will be Corbin Burnes and Lance Lynn.
The Brewers have recorded 174 doubles as a unit and have knocked 126 balls out of the park. Milwaukee has a slugging percentage of .377 and have struck out 1,069 times, while taking a walk on 424 occasions. As a unit, the Milwaukee Brewers are earning 4.3 runs per game, which has them sitting at 21st in baseball. They have 493 runs batted in and 926 hits over the course of the season, and their average at the plate is at .233. They have earned a total of 515 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .312.
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They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.80 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.22. Brewers pitchers have given up 150 home runs and 513 runs in total (11th in MLB). Milwaukee has allowed 938 base hits (7.9 per 9 innings) and 476 earned runs. The Brewers are sitting with a team ERA of 4.02 on the year (12th in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,028 hitters. They have walked 367 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.35 as a squad this year.
The Brewers bullpen have recorded a save rate of 66.1% and has entered the game in 131 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 126 runners this year and 32.5% of those players ended up scoring. Brewers pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 90 times and also have had 133 appearances in high leverage situations. The Brewers have dispatched 381 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. The relief pitchers have earned 74 holds over the course of the season (6th in baseball). They have compiled 37 saves for the season and have not converted 19 of their 56 save chances.
The Brewers have transformed 71.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 9,600 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 1st in pro baseball. The Milwaukee Brewers have earned 3,200 putouts on the campaign, as well as 1,037 assists and 56 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .987 which has them ranked 12th in MLB, and they have turned 90 double plays.
Burnes (44-25 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 3.09 while he has gone up against 2,672 hitters in the major leagues. He has conceded 505 base hits (6.9 hits per 9 innings) with 193 walks. His ERA is 3.30 (242 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.057. Burnes has pitched in 660 frames and has 816 strikeouts during his career.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are sitting with an OBP of .339 in addition to a batting average of .252 this season. They have been called out on strikes on 995 occasions (19th in MLB) and have tallied 1,009 hits. Los Angeles is sitting with 186 home runs on the campaign as well as 649 runs batted in. The Dodgers hold a team slugging % of .456 and they average 5.68 runs per contest (3rd in the league). They have tallied 226 doubles, while walking 490 times and scoring 670 runs.
The Dodgers have a WHIP of 1.240 with a FIP of 4.13 as a unit on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 8.70 (1,013 strikeouts against 346 free passes). They rank 7th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 957. They have allowed 133 dingers and they concede 4.54 runs per 9 innings (16th in MLB). The Los Angeles pitching staff have surrendered 530 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 4.26 (498 earned runs conceded).
Los Angeles relievers have an inherited score rate of 27.9% out of 165 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 121 times in high leverage situations and also on 108 occasions with runners on base. With 113 save situations, the Dodgers have recorded 68 holds in addition to 13 blown saves. They sit at 3rd in MLB with a save rate of 71.1%, and they have sent 415 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. Los Angeles has had relievers enter the contest in 45 save opportunities and they have come away with 32 saves.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 101 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .987 (11th in MLB). The Dodgers have recorded 1,013 assists, 54 errors and have notched a total of 3,155 putouts for the season. In 9,465 innings on the diamond, the Dodgers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.0% (8th in professional baseball).
In his pro baseball career, Lynn has allowed 1,697 hits and he has 1,881 strikeouts in 1,843 innings pitched. He has surrendered 757 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.269 and having a FIP of 3.7. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.93 and he has faced 7,806 hitters so far in his MLB career. Lynn (132-93 career mark) has a 3.70 earned run average while conceding 8.3 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-162)
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